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!