It's has been a year since I started my weightloss journey with Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation
It's funny that when I started I was hoping to LOSE weight and that was it...maybe because I didn't know about the other world....the world of fit people and the things they do, the things they wear and the gadgets that they have, a whole new world which I am now a part of and OH!! MY the things you can buy (big hole in the pocket for this addicted shopper)
I have definitely achieved what I have set out to do and that was to lose weight. I have now shed about 42kgs give or take a couple as I haven't weighed myself for about 4 weeks, the last round I did was kind of donation as I don't think I followed the program at all, but in the last 12 weeks I have joined a runclub with the running whisperer Kaz from Mind, Body, Motion and I will get around to setting goals for my running which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE, I never would have thought a year ago I would be part of a run club, I have spent $350 on a Garmin 210 (one of those new gadgets I been introduced to that fit people have.... )
Where have you been all my life Garmin??
I still get outside and think I'm not going to be able to run, I wonder when my brain will catch up and get with the times that I'm a runner!
I have joined a self defence class of kickboxing and self defence which I like to call FIGHT CLUB, unfortunately the first rule with fight club is you can't talk about fight club, oops rules are meant to be broken... I LOVE Fight Club! Mainly cause hitting shit is fun.
I'll be swinging through the treetops in a couple of weeks at treetops adventure park with some 12wbters that I have met in the last 12 weeks and a couple of school mum's I'm pulling into this new world (inserts evil laugh)
I am paddle boarding next weekend with those same school mums, this freaks me out a little as I have never entertained this idea but the JUST BECAUSE I CAN part of me said yes...
And today I did the color run with my almost 6 year old son (time does fly) and what a fantastic time we had, the most fantabulous 5km I have ever run and I'm ready to register again for next year.
so even though I donated last round..without it I wouldn't be part of this new world that I love so much and I wouldn't have LOST that weight even though technically I gained a couple of kilos last time I weighed in, which doesn't phase me because even though I started to LOSE weight, I'm never going to find that weight again, my life now is no longer idle and I eat to fuel my body rather than eat because I can or because I'm bored or because I'm sad or angry (save that emotion for fight club shhh!)
I have joined for one last round of 12wbt just to make sure these habits are for good and I'm not tricking myself as I have done in the past... But I think after a year I'm going to be ok...just one more 12 week round to put the icing on the cake as they say and maybe pay it forward, encourage a few people to change their lives to be part if this new world that really is so much fun.