Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Week 10 - Almost at the end of My First Round of 12WBT

So this is the 10th Week and I have done fairly well and I am happy with my progress and I am hoping that I will reach the below 90 kg mark and that will mean that I will have lost 10 kgs in my first round.

I have had my ups and downs and last Wednesday was a really bad day as I was very tired and that made me very depressed. I then had a binge of bad food which I enjoyed for a brief time. I took it on board and it did make me feel better for a little while, which then helped me get out of my depression and then I was well on the track again.

I have found that this is one of the best lessons from 12WBT. If you do something that isn't part of the program, then own it, accept it and then get passed it.

I have had quite a few lapses over the last week or two and I need to keep my head in the game so that I will lose the last couple of kilos to make the below 90 kg mark.

So that's how it's been going for the moment and I hope to blog happy news at the end of the 12 weeks



Saturday, 29 June 2013

Week 8 on the way!!!

So I have just found that I had typed up my last post and somehow forgot to publish it.  So I am at the end of week 7 and the next milestone week is coming up.

Things are progressing well I think!  I am happy to say that as I am feeling quite comfortable with everything that has been changing in my life. Weight loss is progressing slowly and as I have said before I prefer that it be slowly.  Down to 93.3 kgs now, so from 12WBT day 1 I have lost 6.5 kgs.  From sign up I have lost 8.2kgs and I have to small goals that I am trying to achieve.

The first is to get below the 90 kgs mark and also to them get to the 10kgs lost.

I feel really good with how things are going and don't have anything to complain about so I think I will leave things as they are.

So until I have something great to blog, or if I fall down again then will let you know then.

So till next time


Doing more than Surviving and it's now Week 5

Well things are progressing slowly and I suppose that's the best way to do 12WBT. So I have made another small step by reaching the 95 kg mark and now have my sights set on the 90 kg mark. I am still struggling to do enough exercise, but the meal plan and calorie counting seems easy and I can seem to do this with almost no worries.

Also the mini milestone week was last week. Which meant that it was fitness test time and measurement time again.  The fitness test went really well and I had improvements on everything, but the push ups ware still a struggle with my shoulder and I can't do them very well. The measurements were amazing and I have lost 14.5cm off my whole body. I am really pleased with my progress and as I said at the beginning that progress is slow and I am happy with that.

Still feeling tired and the job is getting better and now there are more hours for me to do and (here come the excuses ) these extra hours are going to make it harder to do more exercise.

Have a busy weekend coming up, what with a Queen's Scout presentation to attend on Saturday afternoon and then lunch with a very special couple on Sunday and I am going to try and get to Archery on Sunday morning for a bit of a shoot to test out my shoulder.  I have been trying to get to the club for the last couple of weeks and haven't had much luck.

I have really missed my archery and need to try and pull my finger out and get down there to get back into it.
Also have to try and get Jason off his backside and down to the club again as well.

So I don't really have much else to put down in this blog at the moment as I have fallen off the wagon and I just pick myself up and start again fresh the next day.

I own the mistakes that I have made and JFDI !!!!!

So all the best until the next blog.


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Week 2 - not a good week

As I started into Week 2 I was not in the best frame of mind and the start of Week 3 isn't starting out much better. I need to get myself out of this funk.

I did have a good weigh in for Wednesday morning of 2 kgs for the week and that means 2.5 kgs from start up, but this hasn't helped my mind set.

I am depressed and can't seem to get out of it. I haven't trained much for the last week, but I did complete my weekly challenge of 300 bench push ups. I am trying to pull on my positive thoughts, but having trouble as physically I don't feel real great. I have constant headaches and a queasy stomach. I am suffering from a bit of indigestion. I wish my body would settle down.

I found this today and it looks like I started this blog and didn't finish it.

Well my body did settle down and week 3 wasn't much of a week and I have still been losing slowly.

I have just added a little to this one that I found and I have done another one to publish very shortly.

So till the very next one



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Week 1 - I Survived

Well I have survived Week 1 and even though the exercise nearly killed me I managed to do 4 of the 6 days of workouts and I am pretty proud of that. These were the workouts on the 12WBT site and were pretty demanding and at first nearly killed me, but I got though them and found that it got easier as the days went by.

I fell off the wagon and I was expecting this to happen. I was soooo tired that I didn't exercise on Tuesday or Friday, but Saturdays SSS I have done today on Sunday. So I didn't missed that 1!!!!

Tomorrows a new day and the start of week 2. Which means that I will work to stick to the 12WBT and try not to give in this week. Also will be interesting as I have done Saturdays workout today and now I will have to exercise for 7 days in a row. My own fault and I accept that!!!! I own my mistakes for the past week and I have accepted that I stuffed up and now I am moving on to have a better week this week.

The new job is starting to settle down for me physically as well and my feet are starting to get used to the walking and standing up for the time that I work. All in all things were a bit better this week and I hope that I find this coming week will be a little easier than last week.

I found that by not beating myself up over the mistakes for this week I am feeling much better within myself. I am happier for the exercise and the eating healthier is making me feel better too!!!!

I have a win for the week too as now I can fit into 2 different pairs of pants that I haven't worn for maybe 5 years.  They are no longer as shrunken as they used to be ( LOL ).

So I think that is all I need to address in this post and so will leave it there.


Friday, 10 May 2013

The Start is upon Me !!!

Well here I am again!  I have finished my first full week of my new job and have really been feeling that this is a physical job. I have had the up days and the DOWN days. The DOWN days have really been a test as I all I wanted to do was eat bad food and on Monday I did fall in a heap with a trip to Maccas. I really thought that I needed to do this and really enjoyed eating it, but the sadness afterwards was really surprising. I am now thinking more about why I did this, what I got out of this and now understand the some of the mind set lessons that is the 12WBT.

Tired, sore and just damn exhausted!!!! These are the excuses for the falling off 12WBT and the shame is that I had been really good with my breakfast, lunch and some of the dinners for this week. I really am going to have to toughen up at home in the evening with my husband and kids at night as they are a bad influence and I have been very weak and now realised that this is doing nothing for me, but putting me right back at the beginning again.

I can see the difference on the scales with the up and down by 100 to 200 grams. It sad to say that last week I was 300 grams from double digits and today I am back to 700 grams from the double digits. I am very frustrated with myself, but now I have put this down in my blog I can now move on and look forward to Monday's new start of the rest of my life.

Tomorrow I am going to do my fitness test and get my Week 1 food plan ready for my shopping list. On Sunday I am going for a walk with my 2 neices who are my 12WBTer's and a couple of other supporters and we will be trying to walk for 10 kms.

So I think that I have aired out this weeks issues and hopefully things will get a bit better when I really get started on Monday.

Good Luck to all the 12WBTers out there and don't forget - YOU ARE REALLY WORTH IT !!!!!!!

Until next time


Saturday, 4 May 2013

I have a new Goal

So here I go again and as I said before I am not used to putting myself out there like this, but here is the next piece of my journey.

As I have been working my way through the pre-season tasks on the 12WBT and I have also been reading about other peoples journey and whilst reading a particular person's story I saw that she had done Tough Mudder and I have asked my 16 year old son if he was interested in doing Tough Mudder with me in 2 years when my son turns 18!!

I thought that this was a good goal for me to achieve and that even if there are stumbling blocks during my journey with 12BWT I have the chance to continue to do this life change again and again until I get it right.

So for all the people who are supporting me out there this is my declaration to make a damn bloody go of this and this is my commitment to myself and my son that I will be fit enough to get through Tough Mudder in 2 years.

Well I think that's all I have to say this time and until the next time.

See you all soon