|—||On a random sign i seen while walking this morning :)|
The ‘official’ before photo. Back fat, bum fat, hunchback fat, food baby WTF?! Cant wait to see my new body in 12 weeks.
So many emotions going on at the moment! Excited, nervous, OVERWHELMED a wee bit. Scared that I’m going to fail. My stomach is going up, down, up, down, up, down, excited, nervous, excited, nervous. FOR CHRIST SAKE MONDAY….. HURRY UP AND BE HERE! Went to the library this morning to print a few things up and get a bit more organised for our starting week. Printed off my Gym Group Fitness timetable so i can mark out in advance which classes to get in for (i think this is going to be the easiest/funnest way to get the 500cal burnt!), so that page is sitting at the front of my binder folder, followed by 12 pages of the Food Diary i downloaded off the ‘week 1’ page. Then ive printed off the nutrition plan and also the exercise plan that way it minimises the amount of time i spend on the computer = less likely im going to waste an hour or more on facebook!
Went and seen my beautiful friend Lis last night and we did the Fitness test together, i think we have both fallen into the ‘Intermediate’ category, although we both thought we were fitter than what we are haha, so excited to be doing this with her, cant wait to see both our transformations. She also helped me with the shopping list as i had no idea what MAJORITY of the things were on there…. the food is going to be the biggest challenge for me but im going to give it all my best and try new things. Stick to the plan TO THE LETTER as i keep seeing repeated in the forums, and we will not fail.
So anywayyyy, here are my stats!
Distance from knee: 36cm
And Fitness Test results:
1km Time Trial: 5min 44sec (done around the block with a few hills)
Push ups: Got to 22 and stopped, still had about 15sec left to go but couldnt push it anymore!
Wall sit: 1st attempt got 35sec (after my run) did it again about an hour later and got 50.1sec
Ab Stage: Stage 2, my stomach is my main problem area, no strength whatsoever here.
Sit & reach: +13cm, ive always been good at touching my toes haha
WOWWWWWWWW!!! Busy busy busy.
Another beautiful day almost come to an end. Was so excited to get on the computer this morning and check out the 2nd preseason task - Excuses, excuses, excuses. Dont we all just have so many of them!? I am lucky enough to have a wonderful friend also signed up for Round 3, Miss Lisette, and for the entire morning we sat here in my kitchen/family/space room- whatever you want to call it! - and just talked and talked and talked. And talked! (Yes we probably could have gone for a WALK and talked and talked but we both had our ‘under 2yrs’ daughters with us and it would have been a screaming match just to get out the door…. was that just an excuse?) It is so great to have someone else doing this with me, we spoke about our goals, our EXCUSES, had a good laugh at each other and i think put that little bit more determination into each other. I havent submitted my 2nd task yet as i have not had the time today to sit down and go through all my pathetic excuses, so i cannot blog about it yet but once i’ve racked my brain they will be out. Out in the open for everyone else to laugh at aswell as myself :P
I havent had the time today beeecaauuussseeee…. i have been gearing up and getting ready for the Rio Tinto Ride To Conquer Cancer which i am participating in THIS WEEKEND! Can anyone say AAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I will be riding just over 200km (237 to be exact) over 2 days, Saturday & Sunday, to help raise money for Cancer Research :) To date i have raised just over $1700 towards my goal of $3000. We will be starting at the St Lucia University Campus and riding out to Somerset Dam, camping there overnight and then BACK the next day. So many emotions going on right now! EXCITED, NERVOUS, ANXIOUS. Did i mention nervous? How am i going to ride 200km?!?!?! This is going to be a huge challenge for me, i cant wait to see how far i can push myself physically and mentally. Also excited to use my new Polar heart rate monitor to see how many calories I burn over the weekend.
So this will be my last update til after the weekend, and by then i will have a new task to come home to woohoo! Hope everyone has a great weekend, cant wait to come back and catch up on what i’ve missed and see how everyone is going :)
Everyone say a prayer for my legs! GAH! Xxxxx
P.S. The purple butterflies are for a friend who passed away last year from cancer, the beautiful Zoe (21yrs forever young) <3
Procrastination: refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low-priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.
I have spent almost the entire past hour just staring at my ‘before pics’ scaring myself sh*tless. Couldnt decide wether to put the clothed or bikini ones up, i dont want to put ANY up, but this is to help ME (and you never know maybe someone else too), so here goes nothing. I’m about to put myself in the most vulnerable position i have for a very long time, a position i have avoided at all costs for so long now by hiding away from the world. And now that i think about it, its probably the hiding that has got me in this horrible mind state!
These photos are the STARTING POINT of a better life for me. Im tired of my appearance being the only thing i ever think about. I want to STOP dreaming about what i could be, and i want to BE what i know i can be.
I have not done any measurements yet as these are just my unofficial preseason before pics but i have weighed myself…..
Wednesday 17th August the scales told me - 68.3kgs
*BIG SAD FACE* This may not seem much to some but for me, IT IS. This is only 700g off of what i weighed when i was full-term pregnant with my kids. I feel like a whale, and it doesnt matter what anyone says to try and make me think otherwise, I cannot help but feel DISGUSTED in myself. My ultimate goal is to be back to 51kgs which i havent been since late 2008. So approx 17kgs to lose, and lose for GOOD.
Im scared, im scared, im scared, im scared, im scared, im scared, im scared!!!
Goodbye fat Alysha! This is the last time the world will see a photo of me looking like THIS…….
Psyching myself up to upload my unofficial ‘before’ pics.
So this has been my breakfast for the past 3 days, not knowing much about nutrition and what i should really be eating, i thought i would have muesli as i have seen this be used countless times in magazines as an ideal breakfast.
This is a brief description of what happened after opening my first box of Muesli:
- Looks at nutrition info on side of box… “45g per serve”
- Starts pouring muesli onto the scales… OMG already at almost 100g
- Takes some out. Takes some more out.
- 45 grams. *looks at scales* *looks at nutrition info again* 45grams?! repeat this a few times.
Initial thought = Wow. I am going to starve. to. death. :\
After getting over the schock of how much smaller my breakfast is going to be from now on (compared to an almost completely full bowl of cereal usually!), i added my 2 spoonfulls of mango yoghurt & half a punnet of strawberries aaaaand…..
VOILA!! My super yummy - HEALTHY - breakfast :) And to my surprise, along with a big glass of water, it actually filled me up. WIN!!
This man was amazing! He has so many genius quotes, if your looking for some inspiration i recommend browsing through some of his stuff :)
So after signing up yesterday, i got stuck on my computer stalking the Michelle Bridges fb page and the 12wbt forums til the early hours of this morning. Went to bed around 1am… DREAMT about the forums (wat the?!) and got my normal wake up call at 5am from my darling daughter. Got up, got ready, spent the day at work, spent the day continuously thinking about the 12wbt, come home, sorted kids out and OH MY GOD im back on the 12wbt site. I am currently ignoring the fact that i have 2 big baskets of washing to fold, about 210 pieces of paper to pick up off the floor along with the 3000 crayons/pencils that go with it (not to mention also having to wash almost every wall in my house as Halle’s new favourite thing to do is DRAW ON THEM), i really should have had my shower an hour ago too…..
This is what i feel like doing…..
GOOOOZZZFRAAABAACASDNKVCASNCKASVASKMAVDAW!!!!! Thats how excited i still am haha.
So anyway, my Day 2 has been great :) I am going to grab a spatula now and scrape myself away from the computer so i can go and get my other jobs done (i supppoooooose *hmph*) Will be back soon <3
Round 3 of Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation…. I’ve signed up, I’ve started the preseason tasks, I’m ready to change my life!
As a 1st time blogger this is all very new to me, a little scary also as this will be the first time i have put my real, honest emotions out in the open for people to see. I have always been a very quiet person only having very few people know the ‘real’ me, but that is something i want to change! I dont want to be afraid to live my life to the fullest anymore.
So first a few little things you might like to know about meeee - I am 23 years old. I am a single mum & have 2 amazing kids Braydon is 6 & Halle is 20months *gasps* yes i had Braydon when i was just 17, i had to grow up fast! I am studying my Diploma of Justice Administration and aspire to become a police officer within the next few years. I also work 1-2 days a week in my friends fish & chip shop to help my little family keep smiling.
Currently i am weighing more than i ever have in my life, only 1kg off what i weighed when i was full term pregnant with my kids EEEEEEEEEEP - not cool Alysha! I have grown a food baby and it needs to be gone! My ultimate goal is to lose 15-17kgs, which is going to be super hard but i am ready to put the hard yards into it.
I WANT TO:
- Be able to pick anything out of my wardrobe and feel beautiful wearing it.
- Say ‘YES!’ when friends ask to catch up with me, i dont want to feel afraid or embarrassed of myself anymore!
- Build my confidence back up so i can make a better life for myself.
- Wake up every morning and be 100% happy with who i am.
- I want to feel FREE.
I have never been more determined in my life, i want to be the best that i can be and i am going to put 200% into whatever is thrown at me during Round 3!!
I will be posting my ‘before’ pic shortly *bites nails right down to the knuckle* - Lets do it, lets do it, lets do it, lets do itttttttttttt!!!!!