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I’m Baaaaack!

Lets cut to the chase. I screwed up and fell off the wagon big time in Round 3 of 12WBT! I have been cranky at myself, I have felt depressed and I have felt like something was missing from my life. I know though that it is ok to fall off the wagon, what matters is how you get on.

My goal with my blog this time round, is to give a non nonsense, un-glorified in your face view of my weightloss journey. I think its important for me to do to be totally honest with myself and I think that it is important for other people to read to. I mean putting weight on is easy. What is harder is getting it off and sometimes for peopel (especially me) its not as easy as eat clean, train hard. There is a whole other side of it, a side that I’ve been hiding behind for 27 years!


Its been a hard week

Even when you feel like you are ontop of your game, things don’t always go to plan and I never always go to plan. The past week has been a little turbulent and situations have arised which has thrown me out. I am ashamed to say that the past two days i’ve emotionally eaten. I’ve realised what I was doing hated myself and then found myself later going back to it again. Its a horrid cycle yet its one that I need to get back ontop of.

Next week my whole routine is out the window as we are going to be carless. Last weekend Dh had an accident, some careless woman doing a u-turn drove out without checking. Whilst the car is driveable its going to need repairs done and we will be without for about a week. This is where this weekend, I am really going to have to sit down and plan my time and workouts wisely!

The good news is that i’m now nearly 18kgs lighter. So close to my 20kg goal, I’m absolutely thrilled! I can’t wait to get there. I think i’m going to reward myself with a Lorna Jane shirt!


Back into Pre-Season

I’ve signed up for round 3 of 12wbt and we are back into the swing of pre-season. This is where you take the time to have a good hard look at yourself, be honest, set your goals, tell everyone what your doing and get motivated and ready for the next 12 weeks. Newbies are signing up and you can’t help but hop on the excitement wagon. You are also the first to tell them how great the program is too, what your successes were and if your me, you realise where you went wrong last time and make yourself a promise to fix those things this time round.

I’m pretty sure that i’m going to give myself another 15kg goal to lose this round. I’m hoping by kick off (september 13th) I’ll have hit the 20kg mark of weight loss so by the end of 12 weeks, 35kg will have been gone!!!!! That is just completely surreal to think. I’ll be under 100kg! Such a nice thought!!!!

So for this week, I’m going to be focusing on resting up whilst I kick this cold, enjoying my birthday, re-focusing on my goals and being there for the newbies that are joining up. So many new Cairns members!!!

Chrissy xx

Week 12 – This is not the end!

Well im updating my blog late this week as today is the last day of Round 2 of the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation. I have spent the past week apart from today sick as a dog and completely bed ridden. I’ve managed no exercise and i’ve hardly eaten. This week was meant to be our major milestone event however I believe that mine will be done on the 28th August. Theres talk of climbing “the Pyramid” however i’m sure for those who have followed, or are interested in doing the 12wbt, what kind of results i have gotten!

I started out my weight loss journey at 127.8kg. At the end of Round 2, I now weigh 112.1kg. I haven’t done my measurements yet so I cant at this stage tell you how many cm’s i have lost off my body but as soon as i have those details i’ll update it here. you will have to excuse my photo – this was my first time out of bed for the day and i’ve been extremely sick!

before and after shots

The morning after a good workout = Buzzing full of energy

This morning I’ve managed to get up early no hassles and I think I contribute it to the workout I did last night with my sister in law. Whilst I’ve been going to the gym, and thats great, I was craving some outdoor hardcore make me spew workout (funny how things change!). Whilst I didn’t make it to the spew point, I was pushed and when my body said no more, I did more. I was made to do burpees, not on the bench like we have been on the beginner level of the 12WBT but full on, 3 rounds. Man it was hard and i think by the end of it I looked like an elephant on tranquilizers but I still did it and feel great for doing it. I wish I had the time to more training like this more often.

So this morning i’ve been up since 4:30am and not finding it hard. The happy endorphins are still in from yesterday and I feel like I’m buzzing (see peoples, you can have this feeling without putting crap in your body!)

We are about to start week 11 of the 12WBT so these next two weeks are ones that I am going to smash, just like a teenager working on an assignment the night before. I had a sneak peek at the scales and am currently sitting at a 12.3kg loss. My goal for the 12 weeks was 15kg. If I put the work in I know I can do it. Its not going to be easy. Easy is what got me fat in the first place because I took the easy full of excuses road. But its going to be so worth it. I’ve put my name down for Round 3 which starts in September and I’m hoping by then that when I do start, I’ve smashed the 20kg mark.

Anyways i’m off to have some brekky and then go pick up my hubby! Love weekends!!!!!!!!!!

The Week 8 Measurements

This week we needed to take our measurements again along with another fitness test. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do my fitness test today or my mini milestone due to a nasty gastro bug, so I am going to attempt it next weekend. I did however take my measurements.

Week 1 12wbt:                                                                                  Week 8 12wbt

  • Chest Measurement: 119cm                                   113.5
  • Waist: 131                                                                       118
  • Hips: 145                                                                        138
  • Right thigh: 87                                                            80
  • left thigh: 87                                                                78

I am pretty happy with the results i’ve seen. Just goes to show that even on the weeks where you dont have a great weight loss, the cm’s are still coming off. I just wish the hips were faster but it all takes time!