Well.. aren’t I not very good at keeping up to date?!!?
SO.. the 12wbt is over. I have not quite made it to my goal weight, but only being 2kg off it, im pretty damn happy with my results.
My final results for round 2 are:
Start weight 88.4
End weight 77.3
total loss of 11.1kg!
I have lost 43.5cms from various parts of my body. I have beaten my time trial, push ups, plank and sit and reach.. and I have discovered a lot about myself, on many levels.
I have learnt that I am physically stronger than I ever give myself credit for, even now! I still catch myself doubting if I am capable, I guess now the difference is that I can recognise that negative thought pattern and get rid of it as quick as it comes!
I have learnt that essentially, im a lazy person. Im not the type of person who WANTS to move all day. I just don’t. So I have to be especially careful with my diet.
I have also learnt thou, that with the right support, I do actually enjoy exercising.. even if it is just for an hour a day. I do like going to gym classes, and I do like to run (not that I run very far, or very fast lol), I may not be that person who goes to the gym 2 or 3 times a day, but at least knowing im committed to going to classes with certain instructors, im less likely to let my excuses creap in.
I have learnt that seeing the results for myself far outweighs any compliment I receive. I realise this may sound twisted, but I often doubt other people. I do not know if they truly mean what they say, or if they are only saying it because they know im doing the 12wbt. BUT.. when I look in the mirror or at photos and I can see a clear difference, it feels great. I know how much hard work I have put in, and I know that I have achieved these changes on my own.
And finally, I have learnt that I can do this. All of my excuses that I used to use.. well they really just are pathetic. I mean its too cold?? Really? Lol…
So for various reasons, I have decided that I will not sign up to round 3 (spewing now too because the finale is in Sydney!!) but I have instead invested in 10 weeks of personal training sessions! I had my first last week and nearly vomited! Holy Moly they work you hard!!!! I will also take part in the 12 week challenge that my gym is organising starting in September 🙂
I have also gone back to uni in the past month. It is hard work studying full time and looking after a 5 month old baby. I really didn’t think that thru very well did I.. but I am coping OK for now. Still aiming for HD’s.. not sure ill manage that this time round, but that is yet to be seen.
My partner and I are taking our kids up to QLD next weekend. I cant wait to head out on the Goldcoast.. showing off my new body that I FINALLY feel comfortable in! I know i still have a ways to go.. but this is the closest to healthy I have been in years! And it feels good. So I may not be seen in a bikini.. but I will certainly be seen out and about, standing tall and looking fine!
Finally.. on the 1st September I will be doing my first ever fun run. I have signed up to the 5K run, and am hoping I will be able to run at least half of it! I will dedicate this run to my mum.. she passed away on the 1st September 1997,and while 16 years is a lifetime ago, this is the first thing I have ever done that I am truly proud of. Something that I can dedicate to her. Because it would just be weird to dedicate giving birth lol
So without further delay.. here are my before and after pics. I cannot believe the change I see in my body. I cant believe that it is my own work and dedication that has made that happen – how truly remarkable is the human mind and body when you want to achieve something!