Friday, March 4, 2011

No excuses for being BUSY BUSY BUSY

So I know I haven’t blogged lately, and I have a lot of excuses but I’m not going to use any except to say I’m here now so I will get on with it.
Well it’s been a busy 2 weeks start to the program, I have been extremely busy and find myself thinking that it’s a full time job just getting healthy and fit!!
I have though been super organised, I need to I have a really busy schedule, I work 4.5 days a week, I exercise 6 days per week, I go to school 2 nights per week, I also have to fit in the family, my friends and any other emergencies that arrive.
I have prepared all my meals in advance and have been eating clean, so far I have lost 2.8 kilos and I am on track to hit my weight loss goal.
I am finding that I am very tired, but at the same time I am feeling great... a bit of a contradiction I know and I can’t explain it but that’s how I’m feeling today.
We had a boot camp last Sunday which I attended in a helping out capacity, it was fantastic to see the 12wbt girls and one boy, doing such an awesome job, and they are truly an amazing powerful bunch of people. We had a ball even in the pouring rain; Tommy Hopkins really knows how to pull a great boot camp together. It makes me want to be a PT even more, to see people having such a great time getting out and getting active.
Finally onto the subject that’s been haunting me for the past 6 weeks and the reason I am not walking Oxfam with some inspirational feet.
I have been he perfect patient for the past 6 weeks with no improvement , so now have been told it is on the next specialist in April... a long way away so I have been told I can walk and ice afterwards and see how that goes.... so I suppose Yeah me for the time being. I am quite terrified of what the next specialist will say and I do not want an operation.. Although I got the feeling form the DR today that may be on the cards....anyway I will cross that bridge when I get there, plenty more training to go and whilst I cannot run I am still managing to lose weight with alternatives
Chat later and lighter


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DAY 2 excuse #45763 or Plan b

So the program has kicked off, into day 2 and I have so far been eating well.
Been very prepared and made my meals in advance. Already cooked the broccoli and zucchini bake for tomorrow looks and smells yummo!!
I need to be super organised at the moment as I started my PT course last night, and our first module is Nutrition......
It’s quite daunting to be back studying again and I actually have to say I felt a bit old amongst so many young people...just starting out their lives I actually found myself questioning if I was doing the right thing.
But I really want to do this, I believe I have a lot to give back and I am sure that the “young ones “yes that was a television show back in the days are probably not as interested in the rehabilitation side as I am, they are at a different point in their lives.
I have been also fitting in my exercise around the study and homework (yes we have 4 pieces of homework to complete for tomorrow night)...had a bit of a hiccup tonight had to pull out excuse number #45763 stuck in traffic when I could not join some buddies at boxing, but not to fear I still took up Plan B and headed to the gym later.
I have planned out tomorrow so off to gym at #crackofarse instigated by one Amelia Burton (fantastic trainer) and then off to work, followed by school.
A busy day planned out, food planned out, BIG HAPPY SMILE ON MY FACE..... loving the new me already, Oh yeah and weigh in day....and I’m looking forward to it...GO FIGURE!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kick off and meeting mish

Had an awesome day today at Chaddy meeting Mish (again) and meeting some of the New 12wbter and some of the "oldies".
It was great to see so many smiling faces all ready to get healthy and become the best version of themselves that they can.

Well tomorrow is kick off for round 1.... I am all ready, I have completed all my tasks, I have taken the before shot (stll not that stunning) and I have diarised the week and lucky I did because I already have a couple of really full days. I have made sure that I can fit in my training and have now ensured I can eat clean for the week.

Tonight I made all my food for tomorrow including the dinner for tomorrow night which I will be taking with me.

Just a quick note tonight as I'm off to bed for the early start, but wanted to wish you all the nest of successes and ensure that your all making sure you are prepared and giving yourselves the best opportunity to succeed that you can. Being prepared and being consistant are 2 of the keys for me (of the many you will be learning).

Catch you all tomorrow (not sure when) as I start my course tomorrow, very daunting but I'm excited as well as very nervous.

chat soon


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time to reassess GOALS SET !!! not just fitness!!

As some of you know I have had some foot injuries and have had to reassess my goals for the next 12 here they are

1 month goals
Loose 4 kg
Complete 1st assessment for Fitness Course
Swim every week
Start riding a bike (not spin)
Me time for 2 hours every fortnight (to do something I love eg: scrapbooking)
Be a fantastic ambassador and make Mish and the team proud
How will I get there?
Eat cleanly,
Buy a bike
Planning my workouts and my schedule
Provide support and lead by example
3 month goals
Loose 15-20kgs
go Kayaking
Fit into my sexy goal dress
Enrol in a triathlon
How will I get there?
Eat cleanly,
Planning my workouts and my schedule to include goals
go shopping for dress (may not sound scary but is terrifying have not bought a new dress yet in 3 rounds)
6 month goals
Be at my goal weight
Enter and complete the City to surf
Complete my course and get certified
Start up my PT business specialising in rehabilitation, and children’s fitness groups
How will I get there?
Joining round 2 2011
Following the 12wbt program
Complete all assessments with distinctions
Attending seminars/courses etc.. to assist me in setting up and getting out there with my business
12 month goals
Walk kokoda trail
Attempt Oxfam dependent on “foot issues”
Warrior dash in NSW
Have at least 10 clients for my business
How will I get there?
Keeping fit and healthy by continuing on with all the lessons I have learnt from Michelle
Planning for and training for these events
Sticking to the mu business and life plan

CONSISTANCY in everything I do.

Friday, February 4, 2011


I'm tired, I can't be bothered - Go to bed earlier
I have worked hard all day - go before work
I deserve some time off I’ve done so well - you've done so well because of the hard work so don't start slacking off now
One day can't hurt; my kids want me to stay home - consistency is key, schedule the time in so you can still spend time with the kids
I don't like any of the classes that are on at this time - just do a different workout
I need to eat first and then it will be too late the gym will be shut - you won't die if you eat after
I'll do twice as much tomorrow...... do it now as you won't do twice as much tomorrow

EXTERNAL EXCUSES within my control
I’m too busy - Schedule in your training
Its pouring rain - do you melt?
It’s boiling hot - suck it up and make sure you hydrate
I’m not at home so can't use my gym - use one of the other workouts plan ahead and take some work out DVD's
We are on a holiday - Find out where a gym is and use it or go for a walk, do the outdoor workout
My car is broken - Walk to the gym, use a DVD workout...STOP MAKING EXCUSES JFDI

EXTERNAL EXCUSES outside my control
The gym is flooded – go help with the cleanup exercise in itself
My kids are sick - Do a DVD workout at home
Husband is sick - Do a DVD workout at home
Family member gravely ill - schedule workout time around visiting time or the time your caring for them
had to work too long at work over scheduled workout time - if you go first thing it won’t matter if your there late

Monday, January 31, 2011

Habits can be broken in 2 weeks or YEAH!! DETOX IS FINISHED

I undertook the detox for 2 reasons.
1. I felt generally unwell and bloated after Christmas
2. I wanted to give myself the best start for round 1, 2011 to kick off my journey to y goal weight
Well I have to say that when I started on the detox 2 weeks ago, I never thought it would be so hard.
There was to be:
• no caffeine ,I drink lots of coffee with 2 equals every time (or rather did) and copious amounts of coke zero (or rather I did) and am a confessed chocoholic
• no meat
• no wheat ( I loooove bread)
• no dairy…(think cappuccinos)
• no alcohol (did I not remember I had Australia day BBQ and my nephews 21st – had to check Moet was an alcohol…bugger
All of the above NO’s should have given me a clue as to the difficulty, anyway the first 5 days I had a throbbing headache, felt generally unwell and as very tired. By day 6 I started to feel a little better, but the craving for coffee never left me the whole time. it was extremely hard to cope at a BBQ with no meat and no alcohol etc and the 21st dinner again was quite a challenge.
I have now completed the detox successfully….and am very proud of myself.
I have no craving for any chocolate, and am eating sensibly using the good habits I have now made in the last 2 weeks.
I also had once coffee today with one spoon of raw sugar … didn’t even really enjoy it that much.
I have to say that whilst I have ways been told it takes 6 weeks (and I’ve heard 21 days too) to break a habit, my addictions to all the chemicals has truly been broken in the 14 days.
I am now ready to kick off my training again tomorrow and give myself a running start into Round 1.
Catch you all soon

Friday, January 28, 2011

1. “Transformation of Mind, Body and spirit in progress!!!”

There will be some new people joining up and some who are veterns, but may not know me very well so here it goes...
My far


With extremely high blood pressure, obese and borderline type 2 diabetes I was told by my Dr basically if I wanted to continue to live to watch my kids grow up I needed to lose weight.... Or I would die from a stroke,heart attack and have to start medication for the diabetes (no if buts or maybes) , just a you choose.
I had tried weight watchers, Jenny Craig , diet shakes, Israeli diet, cabbage diet etc etc only to lose weight and then put it on plus some.
I had always watched the biggest loser and through Michelle's website saw this program, The 12 week body transformation. I loved the results her contestants got so thought why not I had nothing to lose..... Except the weight.

I am a mother to four children, run my own business, am a wife, a sister an auntie ( to a nephew who has had a double lung transplant last boxing day and inspires me every day), a daughter to a dad with Parkinson’s who had a stroke during round 3, and a daughter in law . I have always found that I am trying to do things for everyone else, and whilst making sure I am meeting their needs, was there for them I was neglecting to give any attention to “me”, and what I might need to keep me healthy (or happy)

During the 1st round my blood pressure came back into line round 2 I managed to go to the USA for 4 weeks (worst food in the world for weight control) and lost 2 kilos and I was off all my blood pressure medication permanently.

Now after round 3 I am 29 kilos lighter than when I started and so far not moved into having type 2 diabetes. I am facing all challenges that come my way with enthusiasm and now have also been chosen as one of the Ambassadors for this program. This in is itself is a huge opportunity to support others in their journey to feel like me. As Mish says to "pay it forward"

I have also been learning to deal with my emotional eating, and issues with self esteem....the issues with self esteem led to the eating.... And around in circles I would go.....I have been learning how to build willpower and make smart choices with food and exercise.
I have always felt uncomfortable about my size, judged and unattractive and so tended to be a wallflower quiet in the background.... Or at home on the couch with my crisps, chocolates, and wine.

With all the demands of life I have learnt to not make excuses as to why I could not eat right, why I could not exercise..... I now plan my day to include exercise...I have found 6am (or earlier ) is best for me, then I can also meet all my other demands, and that planning my menus for the week are key. I am also coming to terms with putting myself and my needs first.... no-one will die (hopefully) while I go to the gym for an hour or two, or if I complete a bootcamp weekend, or a 24 hour walk for life....all of the challenges I have undertaken since joining this program, in fact it will mean that I am still here to meet their needs.

This program has shown me that I can complete amazing challenges, that I am a strong powerful woman and I can do anything I put my mind to. I am also starting to feel a little more comfortable about my appearance and certainly not dressing in bags to hide my body lumps!! I am getting out and about .... buying nice clothes, dressing up and going out more.... now participating in and living life ... Not just watching it go by.

I have found that being able to chat to, and exercise with people who also understand what it's like to have issues with food and have struggled to exercise, is important to my successes they inspire me and I can see their achievements it makes me want to work harder.....they get me, they know why I gave in to the chocolate or the chips and gravy their not saying it's ok but they are saying it's not the end of the world don't give up don't throw it all away, then a bit of a butt kick and that helps .... Michelle’s video messages too... have all hit home in one way or another and especially those on on how to plan and manage the inner teenager has been the most powerful tool for me to me the support, and the family feeling of belonging is important .... It's still not easy .... But I'm getting there.... I have 20 kilos to go and by the end of round 1 2011 will be at my goal..... And the best version of me I can be!!!!

This is a transformation of Mind, body and Spirit!!!!!! CAUTION WORK IN PROGRESS!!