Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I'm Back ....... I think!!!!

Today was the day that i was going to get my ass up and train. Now i haven't done anything since the Finale in Melbourne. I know I know, that is terrible but i just didn't want to. No excuse at all i just couldn't be bothered. Oh hang on that is an excuse ..... ooooppsss. Anyway so today was the day and today IS the day. No more excuses for me. It is to cold but just put on more clothes you knobhead, it is dark in the morning now so just train in the garage. Duh!! It is not rocket science, maybe i need a rocket shuvved up my bum, yeh that will do it. Haha you get my drift.

So after dropping all 3 kids at school, kindy and daycare i came home to my nice clean house that i cleaned yesterday, only a few loads of washing to fold so i figured today is the day. I got nothing else to do on my kid free day ......  so train it is.  

This round i have decided to go with the Lean & Strong program, i have reached my goal weight so i wanted to really test myself and get my weights ON. Plus i really need to tone up. So off i went onto my trusty old tready and smashed out 6km ..... very happy with that. I love running so i will still try and get a little run in here and there. Not to much cardio though. I got a Jillian Michaels dvd for my birthday called Ripped in 30 so i decided to do a workout from that after my run. BAD IDEA!!! The workout totally smashed me and i LOVED it. I'm Back baby .... I'm back in the groove. I got my g thing baby!!!

So for the rest of the day it ME time. Time to smash out my pre season tasks and get this party rocking. Bring on Round 3 for me!!! L&S baby xx

Jillian Michaels you are my hero and my savior (after Mish of course) you are exactly what i needed on my kid free day. 

NOW time to PARTY

So after all our hard work and spectacular day of being part of a world record it was off to the PARTY babeeeeee with Mish and her crew. WE rocked up a little late, as you do BUT holy it was packed. The room was just beautiful with so many beautiful people in it. It was like a wave hot you once you walked into the room, it was very surreal, very inspiring and really emotional  for me once i walked into that room. To be surrounded by like minded people who have absolutely smashed their goals, who have totally transformed their lives and their bodies was just incredible. I got a little teary, it was so very touching. Mish should be so proud of herself!!!

We meet up with our QLD girls and partied hard with them. they are all so much fun and we even made a few new friends along the way. I loved talking to everyone about their achievements. It was totally awesome to get to see all the girls in something other than their training gear, a few i had to do a double take because i didn't recognise them. Haha!!

My sister and i had an awesome night. We got to meet new people, we got to party with all the girls who we have trained with over the past 12 weeks. I also got to meet the most inspiring person, who helped me decide to sign up for another round and she was the reason why i decided to do Lean and Strong this round.  Miss Jaded!!! Thank you so much for your words of wisdom and your words of encouragement. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Being a part of a World Record ... Boom!!!

All i can say is WOW!!! My sister and i went to the Finale in Melbourne, the group workout and the PARTY that followed. We got to meet Mish and she was just so lovley. Her assistant was trying to get her to leave and she was like 'I don't mind'. She really made time for all of us which made us feel so special. It was raining and cold, wet and miserable but Our mission for the day was to just get a photo with Mish. So we stalked her and just hung around where she was hoping that we would snag her. While everyone else was enjoying the other activities that was going on my sister and i made the decision to stay near the gates where the group workout was going to be held and hope for the best. IT WORKED!!!! Mish came to the gates and we jumped right in and cuddled her and said Thank you and all that jibberish stuff. I'm sure i held her so tight i nearly squeezed the life out of her!!!! But what an amazing, inspiring, exciting, moving and encouraging women. I mean we all know that right, that's why we are doing her program. But it is just so way better in person. Margie was there and so was Alex from the biggest loser so it was just really a big workout party.

So we started off in the freezing cold, i mean freezing cold. It was raining as well to make it even worse BUT it was so worth it. We got to meet and talk to Mish's support crew. they were all so lovely and encouraging. The group work out was INSANE ..... so so much fun!!! 


To be a part of this World Record was AWESOME!! The actual workout was intense and fun fun fun. It was a circuit workout so different stations doing different exercises then running between them. WE braved the weather and took off all our layers before we started training, we didn't stay cold for long, my heart rate went through the roof once we got going. Just seeing all different types of people out there giving it a go was inspirational in itself. A whole lot of like minded people in the same place working toward the same goal .... How awesome is that!!!


It was such a wonderful experience and to be able to do it with my sister was the BEST!!! We had such a great weekend together. Just the vibe from all the people was very cool. We even made some new friends as well as got to do this with our girls from Brisbane. What a great bunch, you really do feel like a family with all the 12WBT crew.

Now Mish i know you have probably heard this a thousand times but THANK YOU. Thank you for bringing me back to life. Before this program i was just an overweight mum who loved her kids and husband, who would always put there needs first. Never had time for myself, just going about everyday life with no zest or no meaning ............. Now i am a Super sexy mumma who is at her goal weight. Who has so many goals to achieve over the next year. Who looks forward to everyday, who is happier, healthier and setting a great example for my children. I have even found some new loves in my life ..... I love running, i love lifting weights, i love getting sweaty, i love having goals to smash and i love MYSELF.

I love you Mish .......... Thank you from my whole body ( bottom of the heart just didn't seem enough hehe )

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

Wake Up - Wee - Weigh in _ NUDE!!!!
Final weigh in for the Michelle Bridges 12 WBT program. Am i happy?? Meehhhh

Well that's what i did and i wasn't friggin happy. I am sitting at 69.1kgs. Did not get to my goal weight and have had a few hiccups along the way. Feeling let down with myself, Deflated.

But what i have learnt from this program is that it aint gana be easy. SHIT if it was easy the world would be full of skinny ass fit looking people. I will have my good days and my bad my bloody awesome days and my sensational days. It is all about consistency. It is a learning process and sometimes it is a hard one to fit into your already routined life. We have to make a few tweeks here and there but we will get there. Life throws you some curve balls but we just have to learn to deal with it and move on. The love and support shown from complete strangers just blows me away, i'm talking about my fellow 12WBT SEQ crew. These women are so inspirational.

I have done one good thing during my journey though .... i have inspired my sister in law to get back into running. Something that she had not done for years. If i can do this to just one person throughout my journey than i will feel great. Pay it forward i say!!!

I'm super proud of her!!!! And she has inspired me to keep going.

MIA baby

Haha see what that says!!!!!!  Up there can you see it ... well this is what has going on in my head these last few weeks. The bloody shit that i talk to myself. I have been missing in action, someone else has taken over my damn body. I think it was my EVIL self.

These last few weeks of the program have been SHIT!!! I have totally given up on the nutrition, totally given up in my training, i mean i'm training but i'm not really. If you know what i mean. Friggin dirty at myself for doing it. I have spent the last few weeks feeling sorry for myself. Instead of getting out there and doing something about it i have drowning in self pitty and food. I fell like crap. Sluggish and tired!!! What the hell am i doing??

I found that once i got to my goal weight (which i am not at now god damn it) i just gave up. Yep gave up all that hard work, gone!!! I just feel emotionally drained. 

Now i had all these plans to go to the Finale with my new HOT ass bod and have a great time but now i just feel like why should i even bother!!! After seeing everyones transformations i was like holy, i done crap. I know i shouldn't compare myself to anyone else but i cant help it. Some of the transformations are just insane. I feel like i have just wasted my time, my money and most of all let myself down.

So i have made a pact with my sister and my mum that i am going to smash it out the next round. I need to get my shit together (gee how many times have i said this in the last 12weeks) and knuckle down starting from NOW. I am going to do everything that Mish tells me to. I PROMISE you Mish!!!!!

Mount Warning

A few weeks back my sisters and i went and climbed Mount Warning ... WOW!!! It was so different to what i expected. Great fun and very chilly.

Our day started at 2.30am, yes that's right 2.30am!! Might i just add that that was after only 2 hours sleep due to my awesome kids being little terrors but hey that is a whole different story. So off we went down to coast. Now we had no idea where to go or what to expect so it was a fun adventure. We took the wrong route (of course we did) and ended up on some seedy looking back windy roads full of fog, it was also raining so it was the stuff straight out of a horror movie kind of thing. Now one sister was in the back sleeping and i was awake with the other trying to keep her awake. Then we came over this hill on a pitch black road when this guy came running out on to the st waving his arms ..... ummm what the F?? I was saying to my sister 'do not wind the window down. He came to the window and asked us if we had a rope to help pull him and his mate out of the ditch .... HELL NO!!! We just kept driving. Sorry mate.

Finally get to the Mountain, pitch black put on our little head lamps and off we go. It was wet, muddy, rocky, cold and windy .... all of the good things. But it was an experience. Walking through the tracks hearing all different noises not knowing what is 2 feet in front of us. One of my sisters just kept asking ' how long have we been walking for' Are we half way yet' How much longer to go', i was like shut the hell up, you are wrecking my buzzzz. We were hoping to get to the summit before the sun rose .... well we missed that BUT due to the shitty day you couldn't see anything up at the summit anyway so it worked out well. 

Now it was challenging at the best of times but then we hit the final ascent .... Holy Moly!! Really a chain on a rock face. Now this is going to hurt. But we did it!!! It was fantastic to know that we had all achieved something like that and to do it with my sisters was great.

We sat up on the summit with about 12 other people eating our yummy packed lunch. I couldn't believe how many people were up there, crazy people like ourselves. We started our descent and it seemed to be so much faster then on the way up. There was more to look at and lots of cool places to stop and take some photos. Every person we passed going up i was like 'good luck, do you know how far you still have to go.' Sneaky lil laugh to myself. We ended up getting home about 11am, so it was an Epic day for us.

The hike took us about 4 hours. That was with a stop at the summit for breakfast. It was so worth doing and i am glad that i did it. I manages to burn 2985 calories in the process so that my SSS done!!!!

Yay i done it!!!!