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Pre-season Tasks 1-7

6 Feb

Okay so I am nearing the end of the Pre-Season tasks on Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation and already I can see changes *fist pump*
I’m quickly going to run through each one to keep myself accountable and to make sure I ALWAYS refer back to them!

Task 1 – Introduce Yourself 

Good morning fellow 12wbt’ers!!

My name is Kimberly – but Kim is fine by me! 
I am a bubbly 21year old who has caught the travel bug!
I come from a little place in South Australia called Adelaide, you may have heard of it!
Currently, I am working full time as a receptionist – so I am sitting on my bum for hours on end! I am also studying to become a financial planner. I’m still not sure if it is what I really want to do but I will finish the course and see where it leads me! In a perfect world, I would travel!!

I have joined up for this round of the 12 Week Body Transformation after much arguing with myself. 
I guess I didn’t think I could succeed as I have tried many other things to lose weight and I have never stuck to it!
Something clicked a few weeks ago and now I am ready to give it my all and become the fun, energetic, trim, toned and teriffic girl I used to be! I would like to lose weight and increase my fitness but ultimately I want to be happy and confident in how I look and what I can achieve!

I am heading off to Thailand in early March – so it’s my Mish’n to lose a substantial chunk of this weight so I don’t feel so flubbery in my bikini!

I can’t wait to get right into this and change my life and hope to get to know more of you soon!!

Task 2 – Get Real

I found this task quite difficult! Basically I had to list down every excuse I had in the book from ‘I’m too tired’ to ‘I have period pain’ I think by the end of this though I listed all of the excuses and BullSh*t and listed reasons to get around it and still put my health first!
I’m still struggling to not use the excuses but I know I will get better 🙂

Task 3 – Take Control

See goals tab!

Task 4 – Gear Up 

I didn’t really need to do anything for this task as I already have purchased some workout DVD’s, weights and have a gym membership! I would have loved to buy a new ‘workout outfit’ but unfortunately funds don’t allow for it at the moment! When I get smaller e.g. small enough to fit into Lorna Jane – I will re think!

Task 5 – Say It Out Loud

So I will say it loud and proud – I am petrified of making commitments, main reason being I am scared to fail and to let people down so I found this task the hardest!
I got my whiteboard and wrote my commitment on it then I sat down with my boyfriend and told him, then I called my mum, sister and best friend to let them all know too! So hard but now I really feel like I CAN do it!!
So for those of you reading this – this is my commitment…

My Commitment
To my family, my boyfriend, my friends, my 12WBT family, Mish and myself

I commit today to be the starting point of what will be a long, tiring, exciting and rewareding journey
I commit to many hours in the gym
I commit to healthy eating
I commit to not giving up
I commit to giving 110%…always
I commit to completing the City to Bay fun run
I commit to climbing up Mt Lofty in under 1 hour
I commit to losing 10kg in Round 1

It won’t always be easy and it may be easier to just give up but I am committed and I WON’T GIVE UP

This is my commitment to you.

Task 6 – Kitchen Makeover

Again not much to do for this task as I did a massive kitchen overhaul a few weeks back 🙂

Task 7 – Organise and Diarize

I have just purchased a super bright diary ready to be filled with gym dates!
I have already put in my ‘red flag’ dates being my trip to Thailand and a couple of birthdays coming up!

Overall I have gained so much from doing these tasks – the killer will be on Thursday when Task 8 – Measure Up is opened! I need to take my measurements and before photos and this will officially be the beginning of my journey although it really has already begun!


To all you other 12WBT people – good luck and know that WE CAN DO THIS!

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!

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…