Wednesday, September 22, 2010

And we're off!

Well, the first few days of the 12wbt have been amazing! I'm feeling so positive & pumped!

Did my fitness test yesterday (Tuesday) & was really happy with the results - although I can't wait to see how much I improve over the next 12 weeks.

The results of my fitness test were:
1 km time trial - 6:03
Pushups - 29
Abs - Stage 1 - I know this is my major weakness, so lots of room for improvement
Wall sit - 1:01 - that hurt!
Sit & reach -  -2 - Another weakness, as I have lower back issues, but hopefully that will improve over the next 12 weeks

Today was also weigh-in day & I'm pleased to say I've lost 1.2kg since Monday.

So I'd say I've got off to a great start - let's hope it continues that way.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Why Can't It Always Be This Easy?

Today has been a great day!
It started with a 6km jog this morning followed by a very healthy breakfast.
Throughout the day my food choices & portion sizes have been excellent.
I have drank heaps of water.
I feel so positive & focussed today.

Why can't every day be like this?

Monday, September 6, 2010

My Committment

In the past couple of years I have lost approx. 20kg & become a keen runner. I have participated in several 5 & 10 km fun runs and even completed 3 half-marathons. But I know I can do better & I want to do better. I want to be fitter, healthier & faster. I will never break any speed records but I know there is room for huge improvement!

So my commitment to you, Mish, to my family and to myself is this:

I am committed to shedding another 20 - 25kg. Yes, it will take me longer than the 12 weeks, but I WILL do it! And I am committed to shedding the blood, sweat & tears needed to achieve this.

All the best to everyone in their committment! :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bridge to Brisbane Funrun

The Bridge to Brisbane has become a must do event for me over the last 4 years. And especially more so since I got hooked on running 2 1/2 years ago.

Today hubby & I did the 10k run & really enjoyed it! I didn't put any pressure on myself & just cruised along, treating it as another Sunday training run in my preparation for the Melbourne Half Marathon in October.

I love running so much - I know it's great for me physically & it does wonders for me mentally. I have suffered from depression ever since I can remember & although on medication, sometimes it's still not enough. However, when I'm out running, nothing matters! And when hubby comes with me on a training run, it's great because we get to solve the world's problems at the same time!

Now all I have to do is get the eating part right & I can be the slim, confident & healthier person I want to be. That's where the 12wbt will help me I'm sure. Although I have noticed that since signing up I have already started thinking more about what I'm eating.

Before I finish off, I want to give a HUGE thank you to my wonderful husband - although I know he could have run the race much quicker today, he stayed with me, encouraging me along - and I really love him for that!

Until next time,

Maria :)

Until next time

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What a kick in the butt!

Well, I've just completed Pre-Season Task 2 , "Get Real - No more excuses!"

Michelle certainly knows how to make you think and get real alright! It was a huge kick in the butt for me - Now when I read back over my excuses, especially the ones that are within my control, I just think how pathetic I sound! Fear of failure? Well failing is exactly what I'm doing right now by NOT doing anything about my weight, my health, my lifestyle! And I'm failing my family & friends too!


Thanks Michelle! :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Well, the time for procrastination is over!

Two years ago, I lost a massive 37kg, took up running & pretty much changed my lifestyle. Unfortunately it was not to be a permanent change. After losing all that weight I got lazy and thought I could just eat whatever I wanted as long as I continued to run. Well, what a load of crock that is!

Since then I have put back on about 20kg of that weight developed a serious lower back problem, which if my Dr had their way, I'd be having surgery.

However, I know that when I lose the weight this will be a major help, not only to my back, but to my mind as well.

Hence the reason I have enlisted Michelle Bridges to help me. I need someone to crack the whip with me & help me get in the right frame of mind to do this. I KNOW what I should be doing, but I just can't get my head in the right place at the moment to actually do it.

So bring on the 12wbt & bring on, not the new me, but the old me - the healthy, slim, fit confident girl I used to be!

Follow me as I go on my journey from Flab 2 Fab!