Archive | January, 2012

Breakthrough!!!

25 Jan

Finally! I have had a breakthrough!
Last night, I decided to do a back to back class – Pump then RPM. It was tough and I was so close to walking out on more than one occasion. I made a deal with myself that if I pushed hard until the end of the song, I could ease off a bit. Not a chance – about halfway through RPM, with legs like jelly and sore arms, I had a breakthrough!!
I wanted to push harder, I wanted to go faster and I wanted to give it my absolute all! Motivation and determination had set in and these are two things I have really been lacking. It is amazing how much more you have in you, how much more you can give when you really want to.
During the classes I realised that the song will always end…it doesn’t go on forever and that pain is temporary.

So today has come around – the deaded weigh in Wednesday! Can’t say I was overly excited to jump on the scales this morning but I did and I have lost 1kg! It doesn’t sound like much, but if you lift a 1kg bag of rice it puts it all into perspective!

Pre-Season

23 Jan

So these pre-season tasks are pretty hard-hitting. So far, I have introduced myself, listed my excuses and today I have mapped out my goals! While that sounds easy enough, it is really making me think and dive deep into what really are the underlying problems!
Slowly I am seeing change both mentally and physically and I can’t wait for others to start noticing too!

This pre-season for me, is about changing the way I think, the way I analyse a situation and the way I go about my everyday activities. I am breaking old habits and making conscious lifestyle changes and to be honest, it feels great!
Yesterday I sat down at the table which was covered in recipes and planned out my meals for the week but I didn’t get a chance to go to the shop so that is tonight’s task – after double RPM!

Since signing up to the 12 Week Body Transformation – I have lost 3.4kgs! That to me is AMAZING! I want to lose 5.6kg more before round 1 begins! This will take me under 100kg!

I have tried so many different things to lose weight and nothing seemed to work. Finally I am seeing change and results and there is no way I am turning back! I am doing this for me!

Believe In The Impossible

15 Jan

okay so maybe Mount Lofty isn’t exactly impossible but it felt pretty close!

Today, for the first time ever I drove to Waterfall Gully and began the walk up to the Mount Lofty Summit some 4kms away, or close enough to it.
Now I know what you are thinking…’4km’s – piece of cake’…WRONG! This is tough, probably the hardest thing I have ever done.
After about 10 minutes, I wanted to give up, turn around and walk back down to my car and drive home!! Thankfully I had some very supportive ladies by my side who said ‘you can do this, we can go as slow as you need’
and slow we went! Each beacon showed how far we had left, or how far we have come – depends how you looked at it. I, being the very negative person I was this morning thought of how far I had to go!
Not the best mind-set when you still have 3kms of uphill walking to do!
I’m not going to lie, Mount Lofty is tough and it will hurt and you might want to quit. I promise you, keep going – it is so SO worth it and you CAN do it!

As we got closer and closer to the top of the summit the track became much steeper and our pace became much slower. I was ready to turn right around and go back down the hill. There is NO WAY I can make it any further, my legs are like jelly, I’m dizzy and there are still 1.5kms to go!

After much encouragement, tears and words that should not be repeated, I kept going and soon the 1.5kms became 1km and 800m and 500m and I could now see the top. We powered on up to the top of the summit and a sense of calm and accomplishment set in while looking over Adelaide.

I made it. I didn’t give up or turn around. Wow. I just did what I thought was impossible.
Now to go 4kms back down the hill – much easier!

My Mum told me yesterday that ‘we all believe you can do it, you just have to believe you can too!’ 
Today, I started to believe.

The moral of this story is that no matter how much it hurts or how much you don’t think you can do something – if you believe it, you CAN achieve the impossible!
Except invisibility, because no one can be invisible 🙂 

Until next time…

You Are Stronger Than You Think!

11 Jan

‘you are stronger than you think’

What a powerful phrase. While smashing out some more kilometres last night at RPM (up to a total of 52 done now!) I felt like giving up, that I couldn’t go any further and the instructor must have noticed because she looked straight at me and said those 6 words.
Those words got me through the rest of the class and boy did I feel fantastic afterwards! I didn’t give up like I usually would! I pushed until I could not push any more!
Something clicked and I realised the only person I am letting down if I give up or don’t give it my all, is myself and I am sick of letting myself down!

So those words are now going to be my mantra for the 12WBT. If I think I can’t do it, I will say those words out loud and I will push harder.
This journey has just begun and I am going to give it my all to become a better version of me!

Exciting Times Ahead

9 Jan

I can’t tell you how excited I am to begin Pre-Season of this Round 1 12WBT! I can’t wait to become a better version of myself!
I have stocked up on funky plastic storage containers so I can organise my weekly meals. I have begun a more solid exercise program and I am going to attack Mt Lofty on Sunday! It’s full steam ahead!

This is my year and I want to get it right – I have been unhappy with myself for so many years and it is time to set things straight! I have the support of my family and close friends, even my not so close friends are encouraging me too, it’s fantastic!
I was set a challenge to post a status on Facebook saying that I would do 1km of exercise per ‘like’ I got…I have ended up with about 70kms of which I have already done 20kms so I am really proud of myself…only 50kms to go!

There are 8 weeks until I jet off to Thailand so that gives me 3 full weeks on the program plus preseason! I would love to have lost 10kg by then, but we will see!

Until next time…

New Beginnings

5 Jan

Welcome to my blog!
It’s something I have never really done before but it can’t be that hard can it? 

Basically my blog is to keep me accountable during the 12wbt challenge. My aim is to look back on it at the end of the challenge and see how far I have come!

It wasn’t a very difficult decision to sign up, main reasons being I am overweight OBESE and I am not happy about where I am in life!
Finally, I am taking responsibility for my past and I am making a conscious effort to change my ways and become a better version of me!
I haven’t really figured out what I want to achieve yet – but I know I can do with with the love and support of those around me.
The most important person that needs to support my decision….is ME!

So I declare today, Thursday the 5th of January 2012 that I WILL NEVER BE THIS BIG AGAIN!

Until next time…