Yep, it’s the new year and I have decided to slap myself around, shake myself up and stop wallowing in self pity (and chocolate).
So I have joined up to the Michelle Bridges 12WBT program, starting 2 February.
I know, I know, I’ve tried lots of programs aver the years and no doubt you will be able to find a few posts from way back – if you can be bothered scrolling through them – where I’ve vowed to get back on track. And failed.
Is failure such a bad thing? I don’t think so. I think the main thing is that I keep trying.
So now I am in what they all “pre season” where you start to take part in challenges so you can “smash” through the 12 weeks. The program uses lots of motivational speak like “Willpower is a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it grows!”
And the ever-fit Michelle Bridges really tells it like it is! I like that. She can be a bit scary, though. But that’s what I need!
I need someone to question my stupid excuses for not eating well or exercising. We all do it. Here is an example of some of my excuses:
I can’t exercise because my sports bra is in the wash.
I can’t exercise because my iPod isn’t charged.
I can’t exercise because it’s too hot/cold/humid/cloudy and it’s a day that ends in ‘y’.
I need that chocolate because I am premenstrual and body is telling me it needs it!
I need that chocolate to celebrate a weight loss.
I need that chocolate because I am happy/sad/melancholy/tired/confused/indecisive/busy.
As part of the preseason exercises, I am meant to share my goals. I want to share them with you, my gorgeous followers, because it will keep me on the straight and narrow and I know you won’t stand for any B.S.
Here they are:
1 Month Goals
To have lost 2 kilos by exercising every day and following the meal plan.
3 Month Goals
To have lost 6 kilos and to have increased my strength and tone. To exercise every day and follow the plan. To keep doing my running program and to get to the gym every second day.
6 Month Goals
To have lost 12 kilos and to be able to run 5km. To complete the 5km Run Maroondah event.
12 Month Goals
To be able to run 10km and to have lost 15 kilos and kept it off.
Feel free to ask me how I am doing!