Well I am a pretty slack Blogger... had major plans to record my journey from Round 1 of the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation program here, and barely touched it! But the question is, was the round a successful one for me? And the answer to that question is DEFINITELY!
I started the journey weighing in at 114.9kg, and by the time the round one finale rolled round, I was down to 89.4kg... in my 80s for the first time in 24 years!
Next question, was it an easy journey? Yes and no would have to be the answer to that question... Yes because I was able to stick to it in a way I have never been able to stick to anything ever before, and no in that I really had to push the boundaries of what I have made my body do and there were days when there was not a single inch of me that didnt hurt!
Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! I can now do things I never dreamed I could ever do... including being able to run/jog for short stretches and developing a real passion for boxing. I am so much smaller than my husband, which I am loving. My fitness, my strength, my stamina are all so much better than they were, I am now officially much fitter than my husband.. ha ha....
So where to from here? Well there is still a long way to go... although I feel like I have my foot on the throat of the monkey that has been on my back all my life, he is still squirming around looking for an opportunity to climb back on board, so I feel like I still (and probably always will) need to maintain constant vigilance.
I have joined round 2 of the program, and have begun to set new goals and map out the next leg of my journey. Obviously there is still weight to be lost, so that is a primary goal, but there are others now too.. toning and strengthening... working on my running... continuing to work on my nutrition and food. Although I have become much, much more controlled with what I put into my mouth, there are still areas that need to be worked on. I still have days where all I seem to do is eat, however, because my house is a junk free zone, I can only shovel in low cal stuff, so the damage is much less. Because I am much more aware of what I am actually putting into my mouth and how that equates to exercise, I am also much less inclined to eat junk food and take away and always tend to head for the low cal option rather than the usual 'high fat' ones. But again, I still need to aim for more consistency in food preparation and organisation, especially in the area of lunches and breakfasts.
My long term aim is to be able to feel confident about having the band removed... and knowing I can maintain the good habits I am forming and cementing through this program... fingers crossed that I am able to come to that sooner rather than later!
The picture I have added to this blog is one that was taken at the Finale of round one... wearing a dress I would never have dreamed of wearing a few months ago... and I felt great! I cant wait now to see what I will look like come the end of this round, weighing even less, more toned and 'tight'.... Look out world, here I come!