I didnt even know that Go Girls were running a competition to win a 12 week Body Blitz until my friend text me and let me know, she was already doing the challenge and looked amazing, She sent me the link to the page and told me to enter, so after two false starts and shutting the page down before I hit enter I finally did it. I then didn't really think about it again, I mean who wins facebook competitions anyway!
Then early on Christmas Eve I got a phone call from Lizelle to say that I was one of the finalists. I was so excited and just couldn't believe it! She said she would be in touch with the other finalists and get back to us later in the day. Then the waiting began, it was torture I pestered my poor friend to see if there was any posts on the facebook page pretty much all day, lucky for me she is still my friend!!!!
Finally just as I was getting ready to go out out my phone rang, it was Lizelle, to say that I had won! Excited! Was an under statement. I was stoked and couldn't really believe it. We sorted out a time and day to come in 11th of January whoop whoop!
So then it was Christmas and that was the time to eat and drink whatever I wanted cause I was starting the gym in the new year, yes I know ridiculous the mind games you play with yourself, I also had a family wedding so that was the final blow out before D day, meeting the scales aagrrggghh!
Monday 11th of January rolled around and as I got ready for the initial meeting my heart was racing, I glanced at myself in the mirror on the way out the door and could not believe that I had let myself get so big! I almost rang and chickened out of the appointment, I didn't want to go a gym looking like this, everyone there would be fit and skinny and I would be a ten tonne tessy!
And I had to meet new people, I was so nervous really palm sweaty nervous. I sucked it up and went in, first person I met was Lizelle she is so warm and friendly, and non judgemental, I then met Carolyn, again I was nervous and not wanting to go and do this weigh and measurement thing how horrible was that going to be? Were the scales going to say "One at a time - please get off me"!!
Off I went with Carolyn who is so non judgmental welcoming and such fun! Then the fun began the weigh in and measurements oh such a joy, but do you know what it was done in such a relaxing fun way it was easy, I have kissed goodbye to this weight and am now off a new path which I am sure is going to be hard but very rewarding. During this we discussed food, and Carolyn gave me book to write down everything I put in mouth, cringe, that would deter about 80% of the food going into my mouth oh and she mentioned giving up potatoes being a big savoury girl I was very worried about this.
First actual gym day rolled around and up I rocked feeling confident, first 20 mins were on the treadmill, so far so good I kinda enjoyed that bit, then it was time for the weights oh my I have never felt like so unfit and sore before, my arms are so weak, I mean seriously my muscles were rippling and hurting after the first set of 12! I can not imagine ever doing 3 sets of 12 comfortably! I also shame of shame had to do press ups I can not remember the last time I have ever done one of them I was sure I was going to die, and I couldn't for the life of me get in the correct position I was positive by this stage Carolyn was thinking what the heck have we got ourselves in for with this girl, but I wasn't finished yet showing off my uncoordinated self! Off to work on our legs what a laugh I seriously am the most uncordinated girl in the world, I managed 25 reps, stopping after 12 only to be told to get moving. Was she trying to kill me??
Then my hour was up oh how my body ached I had used muscles in my body that I didn't even know existed. Off home I stumbled exhausted but a wee bit part of me proud that I hadn't actually died on day one, still with a small part of me hoping that I don't fail and let everyone, who has backed me, down. Thats where this determination is going to have to set in I can do this I have to work hard but I can do it!
Day 2 was arm day, oh really I can't wait for that!! Started off on the treadmill yip I can cope with that oh wait what Carolyn is moving the incline up from 10 t0 15 no way!! After getting off there we started working on the arms - I am forever grateful that I have someone there to help me I would have no idea what I was doing and am sure I wouldn't be working myself this hard. Oh how my arms ached after this I couldn't even open the door afterwards my friend had to pull it open for me.
Day 3 saw us move from the treadmill to the bike with my stomach being a bit tender from all the curls. Did I mention we are now doing 3 sets of 30, in three days what the heck?? I was pleased to be sitting down how stupid was I, I didn't pedal fast enough on the bike and it stopped what the??? Next time I was told I would have to start again so that was incentive enough to pedal away there was mention of my grumpy serious face not so that is my concentration face, concentrate on breathing and actually surviving, oh the relief when I had finished. I stumbled off there with legs like jelly off to work on the legs thankfully they aren't quite as embrassing as my baby arm!
Rather quickly we rolled around to day 4, I was tired and sore but in a good way. Today was shoulder day argghh great another day to work on my baby arm it really is the weakest link. Any exercises we do with that it ripples and spasms its quite embrassing no one but me thou batts an eye lid at this I can't wait for it to get stronger hopefullly it will!!!
So I can safely say that I have managed to not only survive but even may I say it, enjoy the first week, I have accomplished something I have long wanted to do. I may be tired sore and moving slower but its all going to be so worth it in the end. I haven't felt hungry at all and have changed my meals to be without potatoes and to be fair haven't missed them that much!
I can't wait to see what next week brings (and it won't be letting go of the handle of the treadmill Carolyn, I will fall off the back and crush someone - will let you know how I go with this!!! ) and fingers crossed Carolyn can put up with me, my concentration face and baby arm!
Ok so I had managed to make it through a weekend without having takeaways and that in itself is a small miracle!!! Still had my Saturday night wine with my hubby thou, Carolyn and I had comprised on this, no takeaways but could have my wine!
And over the weekend I had managed to fit two walks in one on Saturday with Master 8 and then one on Sunday in the drizzle which got heavier and heavier with two of my friends felt good to be doing some exercise, I was in a good headspace I need to shift this weight and I will do it!
So Monday morning dawned and after work it was gym time yay!! I was looking forward to pushing myself again. However the actual getting organised to get to the gym is harder than it looks, I packed my gym gear, oh whoops forgot my book, back to get that, then it was my lunch pack that I forgot and then off to work. Goal for this week for me is to get more organised surely I could pack my gym gear the night before????
So after a rough day at work off I rock to the gym. It is awesome to get on the treadmill and not feel so out of breath this time, I managed my 15 mins of cardio with the incline up at 15 - not letting go of the rail and felt good, I was hot sweaty and ready for the rest of this work out, oh great its arms again, but to my surprise my baby arm behaved a lot better than it had in the first week I'm not saying that any of this was easy by any stretch of the imagination but it was not quite as bad as the first week, I was still definitely feeling my muscles work but in a really good way, so thru the weights we went, then it was time to work on my abs ha ha good one I seriously think after three kids they are completely lost, but back down on the floor doing my crunches, first set, so far so good, then it was leg kicks (I had secretly been practising these at home as I was so embarrassed by how bad at them I was), and to my surprise Carolyn noticed whoop whoop I was as proud as a little school kid!
Trust me it’s the small things in life! Oh and I should have known that after that was the planking ewwwww yuck I managed two full planks for 30 sec's but then couldn't quite manage the last one so was on my knees I am telling you that my whole body was on fire and screaming at me to get up and go and get some chips girl!!!
After lying on the floor and silently thinking I was dying I whispered oh my kids will be here soon so Carolyn said well you can get on the bike until they come - what really? No wait you are serious so I lug myself over to the bike and start pedalling I was sore but some wise person had written on a black board somewhere "Pain is only temporary, success is for a life time", ha we will see.
Day two was even harder - I managed to smash out 25 mins on the treadmill walking for 1 minute and walking 2 minute internals at 15 incline, Then it was off to work on arms again, first machine we went too I heard those dreaded words mmmm that looks too easy for you think we will up this aarggghh no way come on its only week 2 but we did and boy could I feel it and it felt good my arms are still tender and every time I move I can feel it but whoo hoo I am doing this!
And as per normal now we finished off working the abs yippee such fun so we started off with the crunches and did 40, heck that was a step up and leg raises and planking, I was exhausted but back over for set 2 and whilst I was concentrating very hard on breathing and not passing out, I heard 45 well done hey hang on a minute I managed to struggle out we only did 40 first set, and good one Paula never argue with Carolyn with a grin she said well just for that last set we are doing 50 brilliant well done big mouth look what you got yourself in for, but do you know what I actually did 50, then 15 leg raises and then a plank yip go me! No need to mention I almost couldn't get off the floor afterwards, but hey this girl did it!
Day Three Leg day yippee I thought I quite liked leg day but silly me, we started off on the treadmill I am quite getting the hang of that one now, I really don't mind it as much as I did the first week (Probably shouldn't write that Carolyn will be upping my speed now!) so after 15 mins it was off to work on legs, sneakily again Carolyn upped my leg weights and boy did I feel that, it was awesome my legs were definitely working, every now and then Carolyn would correct my position and wow could I really feel it when I was working my body in the correct way.
And then again we finished off with abs, this time I managed 55 crunches, there may have been a wee naughty word escape my mouth after the first set I was secretly thinking that I would get away with 45 maybe but no, then it was leg raises I stopped at 15 and heard a mutter oh I really wanted 20 great adding to that as well, but no second and third set we did do 20 and my planking I was an exhausted sweating mess with a grumpy face but wait there was more, time to hop on the bike seriously I think I am going to die, with Carolyn sitting next to me I started pedalling soon the banter stopped, I had to concentrate on breathing and pedalling my legs felt like jelly and were burning but oh what a work out! I think that Carolyn has now worked out that when I am really really working I shut up and stop talking and that in itself is no small feat!
I had to sit in the car for a few minutes before I felt able to drive my legs were hurting so much, however I knew I had to focus on the end goal and surely to goodness I was losing weight only 10 more weeks till I find out thou!
Day 4 of week 2 was shoulders day we started out on the treadmill but as Carolyn is getting bored. Next week we will change up our cardio and move to the cross trainer ha that should be interesting, I think the five minutes I managed on it at the end of today should be enough warning for Carolyn not to put me on there again!
While doing some of my exercises Carolyn has said that I am rocking. Hardly I thought to myself I am doing the best I can and I can feel it, stupid stupid me Carolyn stood behind me something I am beginning to dread and all rocking stops and boy oh boy do I feel my body working it is amazing! I was determined I was doing it right but no the work out I get with Carolyn is brilliant I am very very grateful to have her with me, or else I know I would be cheating myself rocking away!
So quickly I made it to the end of week 2, wow what a week, my legs and arms were aching and my tummy was definitely feeling the 60 crunches that we were now doing, what an achievement I had gone from dying doing 20 to this in a week! Imagine what I will be doing at the end of week 12! One thing I will be doing for sure is engaging my core or as I say "sucking in the fat" LOL
I am feeling more positive about what I am doing now and the sense of achievement that I feel at the end of the week is a great motivator, I have been sleeping so much better since starting exercising again and although there was a small mental struggle with me and bag of chips the cravings haven’t been too bad! I think honestly it was the thought of what Carolyn would make me do helped stop the chip eating too as well as the sheer embarrassment of writing down just how many chips I had managed to inhale! Doing a food diary is just amazing writing down what you eat in a day is very interesting all those little bits you just pop into your mouth without thinking trust me they stop, I mean who wants to admit that they go to the pantry close the door and shove treats in their mouth just so you don't have to share with kids!!! Come on admit it I'm sure every mother does it or has done it!
I am excited to see what next week will bring and am wishing I could jump on the scales to see what has been happening but again the thought of Carolyn finding this out is steering me well away!!!! Bring on week three!
Made it through another weekend, and this one I had a work function to go to, I was super worried about this and how I was going to manage to resist all the yummy foods that I knew were going to be there, I was super proud of myself thou, I only had meat and salad, and little bit of coleslaw, not one new spud passed my lips even thou they looked and smelt so yum nor any of the yummy breads!
Yay I was getting better at this eating healthy and portion size thing! However cravings on a Saturday night for potato chips were starting to creep in they are purely a habit thing Carolyn has mentioned making carrot chips so will try this and see how I go!
Monday of week 3 dawned and oh boy I thought I had felt pain on week one when I first started but my body was so sore after this one day and I am concerned at how I will manage a whole work out on Tuesday.
Today we focused on legs and all my weights were increased. We were only doing sets of 10 but far out it was so much work I was totally sweating by the end of it!
We started out on the cross trainer I am seriously uncoordinated and really have to concentrate so hard on what I am doing while on there and boy what a workout while on there!
That was only the beginning of this and I was knackered I then had to lug myself foot by foot up onto a steel box oh the burning and my legs were like jelly I seriously doubted that I would be able to do the 3 sets but with Carolyns help I was able to do it whoo hooo.
Just for a treat too we changed the ab work out we were doing wow could I feel that but I am still alive and managed to get on the treadmill for 10 minutes with an increased speed I seriously thought I may die but by some bizzare chance of luck I didn't.
Wow I could really really tell I had worked out my legs and butt were so sore!
Day 2 rolled around and I was sore, but in a good way I could definately tell that I was working and working hard, so on the treadmill I go, and yes as I suspected Carolyn had read my blog so up my speed went oh boy my legs! Then me and my mouth again I muttered really at this speed I feel I should be jogging ha great so guess you can then for a minute!
I was exhausted and that was only the first set of exercises!
Then it was off to work on my arms and we all know how much I love that, well today I really out shone my self, I started out ok, but then on the second weight exercise I heard this voice say I can't I can't do this my arm is locked, I think its broken, oh shock horror and embarrassment it was me!
But all that happened was Carolyn took the weights told me to shake it off and then restart. Oh boy my arms were shaking and sore but I actually did the full sets and again I only believe I did it because I had Carolyn with me if i was on my own I would be ok thats enough but one thing I have learnt so far is that when I think I have pushed my body to the absolute limit there is still a bit more to go and no I don't die even though I think I may, but the pride I am beginning to feel and the satisfaction after each workout is beginning to get addictive and the best thing is I am really enjoying it!
Day three was working on legs again but using different pieces of equipment I started out doing 5 minutes on the cross trainer, I so have to think about what I am doing on there so that is always an awesome workout,then we moved to the treadmill, Carolyn said oh you can run for 1 minute but got distracted by someone else and left me to my own devices for what felt like forever however in real time it was only 4 minutes but I ran/jogged that whole time whoop whoop the sense of achievement was great!
Day four was shoulder day I started out on the treadmill and did 25 minutes of 1 minute walking and 2 minutes at 15 incline to say I was stuffed was an understand but then Carolyn said sweet you can run for 5 minutes today oh my lungs were screaming and I had visions of flying of the back of the treadmill but no I stayed fixed, focused on what I was doing and I did it YAY excitement plus from me.
My arms were still sore from day two, but with Carolyn's instructions and support we made it through the exercises, some of which I had to do again as she thought I wasn't doing them properly I beg to differ but did what I was told.
This week I have noticed changes in myself, not to do with weight loss or clothes fitting better, but having so much more energy to run about and do things with my boys instead of supervising from the sidelines I am now actively participating in their games, have managed a couple of games of tennis with them and surprised them all by going jogging through the park with them while we were away!
I am seriously feeling good, my tastes are beginning to change too. I am almost but not quite ready to give up my morning hazelnut Latte coffee as it is too sweet and that is a turn up for the books! My portion sizes have changed as well, they are now almost half what they used to be and I am so full after eating its great long may this continue.
I can not wait until I notice my clothes fitting better and being a bit looser that to me will be the icing on the cake! So far this has been one heck of a journey and I can't wait to carry on!
Wow I can't believe that I am already a quarter of this challenge thru, it is simply flying by! This weekend was one of many temptations and a real survival challenge, we had gone away for the weekend so first up was a stop at McDonalds for tea oh boy did the fries smell good but I was very restrained and only had a wrap, then the next day we went out for lunch I managed to only have pan fried fish and salad, not one new potatoe or fry passed my lips boy was I close to cracking thou!!
Then it was Saturday night and as we were staying at my mums she made the boy's a delicious chocolate cream mousse I had to go downstairs and clean up to distract myself, then when I thought I couldn't take any more we stopped at McDonalds again on the way home thankfully it was only lunch so I only had a wrap again! I swear I had better have lost at least 5kg's after all that self-restraint LOL.
Day One rolled around and I was keen to tell Carolyn about my self-control thankfully she was suitably impressed with me! I started out on the cross trainer, I am getting more control on this now, but still haven't managed to get it to tell me the time I have been on it, which is both good and bad because today I managed 20 minutes before stumbling off, then it was time to work on my legs, and today I could really feel it, I did a bit of a moan and Carolyn said with a grin yip that’s cause last week you were doing less yes oh yes they had been upped again.
Then it was time for the dreaded step up onto the steel box - its really really hard and my heart races but the feeling of accomplishment at the end is amazing I still think it’s really unfair that one leg set of 10 is only half a set thou!!! However that is not the end of the work out we do leg raises and calf raises boy do my legs certainly feel that but as I am now feeling more confident I am really starting to enjoy them!
Day Two, started out on the bike and with my legs being sore from leg day the day before I was very nervous about this, but hey for the first time since I had started I managed to do the hill intervals without stopping and having to restart yessss so proud and got a high five from Carolyn so stoked!!! We then do the arm weights in reverse order and baby arm is definitely getting stronger instead of completely locking up in the 2nd set of weights I managed all three with no locking or suspected broken arms!! I did beg Carolyn thou not to make me cry in front of my kids LOL (they had to come in with me for a workout!) Yay super proud of that! We then finished off with our ab's and added a new leg exercise at the end to work on my quads wow my legs were certainly screaming at me after the three sets of 30 we did of them oh boy I was stuffed!!!
Day Three, was an awesome day at the gym for me, I started out on my old mate the treadmill I really enjoy that now, started off with my usual and then yep before I knew it I was running and I did five minutes 30 seconds without stopping I was stoked with myself and somewhat exhausted! I tried tell Carolyn that was my work out done but no she was determined I was doing the rest, and all of the weights were upped and baby arm didn't stop and do anything embarrassing I was super pleased, then as per usual it was off to work on my abs and we all know how much I love that NOT but I could never believe that I would have managed to do three 15 second full planks no ladies not on my knees full ones on my toes I was so exhausted but in such a good way, I was so pleased. That got me thinking about just how far on this journey I had come I had gotten stronger and I am feeling amazing, this is such a rewarding thing to be doing yes its hard and yes sometimes I want to cry and yell and tell Carolyn that I'm not doing it, but honestly she is so supportive and just smiles and tells me to get on with it and somewhere deep down I find that little bit extra that I need! So massive thanks Carolyn I'm not sure how you have survived four weeks with me and guess what only 8 to go ha ha
Day Four, I started out on the treadmill again, and do my usual routine then beyond all belief I did a 9 minute run, wow what an achievement I felt amazing when I got off, legs were sore and felt like jelly but I was certainly stoked, then it was off to work on my shoulders, again I could feel the changes in myself and felt more confident doing the exercises, still am completely uncoordinated with some of them but am getting better which is making me feel good. At end of the day we did our usual ab work and so leg work, I couldn't for the life of me do the last set of my leg exercises I am seriously unco and got so frustrated with myself, however Carolyn didn't blink an eye she is so supportive!
This weekend’s personal challenge for me is to see how far I can jog when I go for my usual weekend walk; I am so looking forward to pushing myself that little bit further!
Wow what an awesome long weekend we had, I had managed to squeeze in two 25 minute runs and even go on a bike ride, I can't even remember the last time that I had even been on a bike, but it was loads of fun, despite my bottom being very sore!
During the weekend I had however had a major day of self-doubt and feeling really despondent about what I was doing and wondering if it was working at all, I think the not being able to get on the scales was affecting my headspace and I was very worried I wasn't achieving anything! However after a chat with Carolyn she assured me those feelings were completely natural and sometimes hit around this time, after a wee pep talk we were off, this is what I really love about Go Girl Physique, Carolyn has been there and done this and felt like I am feeling it’s so great to have her to talk to and know that she is not judging me in anyway.
Day 1 I had been warned about super sets by friends and have to admit that I was slightly apprehensive when I went into the gym what on earth had I gotten myself into! We started out on my favourite the treadmill but instead of easing into it like I usually do, I was allowed 5 minutes of walking then up to 9 for a 5 minute run, whoa ,hang on that was a massive step up from the 7 I usually do, just when I thought I was going to fall over, I was allowed to go down to 8 for the last 5 minutes of my run oh the bliss, it was then off to do the super sets I was suitably terrified, first up we had to go over to this rope handled thing which is attached to the roof (secretly I was hoping that it was going to be strong enough to hold my weight what if it got ripped off the roof!!!), I had to put my feet against the wall and hold on lean back with straight arms and lug my body up oh the embarrassment but with Carolyn’s help I managed them after 10 of them it was straight over to the weights oh my arms were burning and yes those weights had been upped again after what seemed like forever those three sets were over! To end the night off, we didn’t have to do the usual abs and I thought yay that’s lucky but no the treat that we had instore was worse than abs, I had to go on a machine put my legs on a platform and bend over the bar in the middle and go up and down, the sensation that I got from that was crazy I felt kind of sea sick but managed the three sets of 10. And that in itself was an achievement!
Day 2, started out on the treadmill cool I thought I have got this, but then after 5 minutes I was whipped up and started running, again I thought yip this is ok I have this under control but then I was told I was running for 15 minutes, by 7 minutes I had lost the ability to talk, Carolyn was still talking to me and said with a grin oh we not talking now, no we aren’t I think that grunting and frowning is conversation!! I was very much concentrating on not flying off the back of the treadmill, but guess what I managed it, I was pouring in sweat looked like I could possibly die but I had achieved it, I was completely convinced it was enough of a work out I was breathing so hard! However I then had to go and work on my shoulders, oh my poor arms even typing this is hurting my arms are like dead weights! There was such a work out going on, first time on bench press ha I felt like such a clown even lifting the weight off the bar took so much energy let alone pushing it up and down 10 times! We also got to change up our ab work out, oh boy that was hard work I am now planking for 40 seconds at a time I managed two and half on my feet and last ones had to be on my knees I was blaming my shoes and not being able to grip but Carolyn could see straight thru me! We also had press ups to do, and I managed 5 of them on my feet my arms were screaming at me to let up but I pushed thru I could see Carolyn out the corner of my eye and nobody says no to Carolyn!
Day 3, and I was still sore from my ab work out and arms the day before, but off I went on the treadmill I am really enjoying this running thing again, then it was leg day, we had upped the weights again and the number of sets as well, we now were doing four in some of them I jumped off one machine after three thinking I was all done but was then quickly told to get back on arrggghhh my legs were on fire! We also had to do the box step I find this so hard I am absolutely stuffed by the end of it and struggle to get my legs functioning properly but I managed my three sets, I was knackered but pleased!
We then were meant to do jumps up onto the step and then do squats I am seriously the most uncoordinated person in the world and the embarrassment of not being able to do a squat is not easy to live down! I can do the jump up ok but the squat is beyond me! However Carolyn has found an effective way around this, by making me use the TRX again, I have to hold on jump up and squat down oh the pain!! I have however been practicing how to squat by sitting properly on my chair at work, and making friends show me how they sit, there has been a few laughs over this!!!
Then it was off to work on the abs again, I have noticed the more tired I am at the end of the work out the less coordination I seem to have, it really frustrates me which doesn't help Carolyn has been so good at working with me and getting me legs and arms to do what they are meant too!
Day Four, started out badly for me as I went in my lunch break from work and managed to forget my work out top, thankfully Carolyn came to the rescue what a nerd!!! Then we went on the bike, Carolyn said she was being easy on me oh I beg to differ I found that really really hard! I lost the ability to talk early on in the workout but thankfully didn't make the bike stop that would have been the icing on the cake today!
We then did a series of weight exercises once again Carolyn said I was rocking I was really concentrating hard on not but trying not to let my elbows get out of control and not rock is too much for this girl, so Carolyn ends up standing behind me boy do I feel that! I seem to have an issue with locking my arms and making things so much harder for myself and the more I think about it the worse I get! This is something I am really working hard on.
This week has been such a huge step up for me, with the super sets included, but I have noticed that even thou I am completely stuffed at the end of each workout I am now doing things I would not have ever imagined to be possible at the start of the first week, I am really super exciting about being able to run with no stopping and cant believe how much baby arm has improved we are now more like intermediate arm LOL.
I am looking forward to the next week at the gym it has become so addictive now! Carolyn once again I am really sorry for moaning and whinging my way thru the sessions (although you have to admit this is lessening as I am losing my ability to talk more often due to working so hard) I really really do enjoy them and am excited at the changes that are happening! You guys are all so supportive it makes it all so worth it!
Wow half way already I cannot believe this it is simply flying past! This week I have noticed a major change in myself, my clothes are so much looser and I am now able to wear clothes that I haven’t been able to for over two years! So exciting! I spent a long time in my wardrobe trying on clothes it was like being in a clothing shop! I even fitted back into my goal jeans and could do the button up but not the zip imagine what it will be like in 6 weeks’ time! When I started this challenge I couldn't even get them past my knees, and when I wrote it down as a goal I wasn't sure I would be able to ever fit them again!
Day 1 started out on the bike, it was a change up from my usual treadmill, and a real change up from the usual level 3 that I do, this week I was on level 5 I was freaking out that I would stop the bike half way thru the workout due to not pedalling fast enough however with my legs on fire and no speaking I managed to get thru the work out and not stop whooop whoop. Then it was time for the second set of super sets arrgghhhh I remembered them, but this time on the TRX. I was allowed to put my feet on the ground and pull myself up, I was ungainly but did manage to do them then it was off to do my arm weights with no break I was knackered and forgot about the fact that I had two arms to work out, however Carolyn was quick to remind me lol. Near the end of my work out but before the ab's I had to go on the back extension machine. Once again I outshone myself and my incoordination it is honestly such a weird sensation leaning forward like you would to swing around bars as kids and then pull yourself up again Carolyn is now onto my diversion tactics and just keeps counting and adding on ones when I don't go down far enough for her liking I certainly know that I have worked out at the end of every work out!
Day 2 I was back on my old mate the treadmill my speed was upped again and I managed a 3 km run in 20 minutes I was fairly stoked about this to say the least! Then it was shoulder day, we had to go back to the bench press, and I still to this minute believe that Carolyn was helping me lift the weight I really did do the 10 of them quite easily, whilst I was yelling at my kids who I had to bring with me, Carolyn upped my weights and boy oh boy did I feel that but she told me it wasn't helping me at all until the third set I struggled thru but I did it oh boy was I chuffed! Things really were beginning to change for me!
Day 3, Carolyn and I were doing my work out together, oh the pressure, we went on the cross trainer side by side, I was so knackered after about two seconds on there, I had no idea whatsoever what the time was as I wasn't allowed it, all I heard was right 20 seconds hard go go go fast, I was past the stage of being able to talk sweat was pouring down my face all I could do was glare at Carolyn it meant nothing to her just a small smile and a come on that’s not that fast, I was exhausted when I stumbled off there I have no idea how I managed this! It was then time to work on my arms, with super sets, arrrgggghhh but it was so much fun doing it with Carolyn it made me work even that little bit harder! We ended up with my old friend the plank! I seriously was exhausted, sweating red faced and tired but I had to do these, you would think all these years of opening chip packets would have come in handy and made my arms stronger but alas that is no work out LOL.
Day 4, I was knackered by the time I came into the gym today it had just been one of those weeks, did my normal on the treadmill then it was time to work on my legs on the first set of leg exercises I seriously couldn't even lift the machine up with my weak legs Carolyn had to help me, but once I had them up I managed to keep on working them oh the burning and the pain, and Carolyn wasn’t counting some as she said I wasn't going down far enough the meanie!!! by the end of that my legs were like jelly and I could barely move, then it was time for my old mates the box step ups but the joy that I felt when someone was using the metal step was short lived when I was told I had to step up on the stage and hold weights too oh come on seriously I don’t think I can do this!!! There were a few terse words from me to Carolyn but did she care? No she did not, it was about then when she knew I had no strength left in me so said oh you know before you only really had to do three sets of 8 not 10 what the heck????? I was sweating so much and breathing so hard I really couldn't respond only to say I hate you which made her smile more!!! (I actually don't hate her, because deep down I am so super proud of what I did I mean really from the first week to now the transformation is amazing and I can thank Carolyn for all her support and not listening to my tantrums or crying!!) Thou maybe she can't tell I'm crying because of all the sweat ha ha.
I had been so focused on the box steps which I really hate that I forgot about the squats and jumps that I had coming on the TRX, but to my surprise I wasn't quite as uncoordinated as I had been the first time I tried!!! My legs were still screaming at me to give this all up but I was determined to do it!
By the end of my work out, you could see my poor legs having a wee bit of a shake they and me were exhausted I was concerned that I may not be able to drive after this work out!!
This week has been one of reflection for me, I just cannot believe how far I have come from the first week when I was a quivering nervous wreck sneaking in the door of the gym to now actually looking forward to coming and seeing what I can accomplish is amazing I am loving the challenges and even thou it is very very hard work (and I sound like a moaning ungrateful girl, which I promise I’m not I know just how very lucky I am!!!) the rewards are amazing! The feeling of exhilaration I felt fitting back into some clothes I haven’t worn in over 2 years just goes to show that all this hard work is really paying off!!!
I cannot wait to see what the next 6 weeks bring I am looking forward to it, and am going to dig that little bit deeper cause I really want to smash all my goals I set way back on the first day!
Day 1 Oh boy I had said that I was going to be giving my all and upping how hard I was working well I think that Carolyn had gotten wind of that and oh boy first day I was put to work, I started out on the stepper my legs were on fire, and so sore and I was sweating so much and I’m pretty sure that there were some tears mingled in there as well!!! I was hurting and that was only the first set of exercises how was I going to cope with any more.
Then it was time to carry on my work out arrgghhh I was stuffed and feeling a little deflated to be honest, we carried on with my workout and then we had super sets oh come on that’s just too much!!! Whilst we were doing the horrid super sets, Carolyn casually mentioned that she thought it was time for me to give up my weekend wines what???? I don't think so, so as the little child I am I whinged but that’s my only treat I don't have any treats left oh how pathetic I sounded, but as Carolyn pointed out way back at my very first day I had made four goals and if I want to reach them maybe this would help, after sulking for a set I decided you know what I can do this so have made that commitment!!! So watch this space!
Day 2, yay the relief we were back on my old friend the treadmill but that was short lived we are now focusing on distance and not speed ahhhh good I thought that means I can take more time oh Paula don't be stupid, speed was set, a jacket put over the time and the distance and I was off, every time I looked down(I have a really bad habit of this) I was told to stand up and every time my hand made it near the handle I was told to move it, oh my I was working very very hard every now and then Carolyn would have a peek at the time and when my begging got too much she said only 2 minutes to go it really felt like forever but we got to the end the feeling of satisfaction was high and I had hardly touched the handle lol.
It was then time for the leg press, once again I couldn't even push it up alone and had to have Carolyn help me, I really wonder how I will manage that when I am on my own will I have to sit there squished up till some poor soul takes pity on me LOL, I then did my four sets and then it was time for box steps oh I had forgotten about them I really really hate them and to add insult to injury I had to use 4 kg weights because the 3 kg were being used argggghhh I wasn’t sure I could do that, but with determination a lot of pain and burning I got there!!! We ran out of time to do my ab's at the gym so I had to do them at home, it was surprising to me that when I was doing them at home I could hear Carolyn’s voice in my head it was so funny, and when I got messed up as I always do with my reverse curls I could hear Carolyn telling me how to sort myself out I did have giggle out loud!
Day three and it was shoulder day, I did my usual run on the treadmill but wasn’t really feeling it and managed to whine and moan my entire way thru it, it was really hard and I am sure that Carolyn wanted to push me off the treadmill just to shut me up!!! Once I had finished it was time to do my weights, off to bench press, and I did the first set of 8 and Carolyn said oh that was too easy for you we are upping them really??? Did she not see my arms shaking so they were upped and off we went again, wow I could really feel that new weight that shut me up quick? Then it was time to get on swiss ball and do my weights and just because the weight Carolyn wanted wasn't there, she upped them again and wow that hurt I was hurting so much my arms were on fire but with Carolyn’s help I managed all my sets! During this work out we had discussed upping my cardio (I am petrified that I am not losing weight and this is why) but anyhow we talked about me coming to a few classes in the mornings so I said that I would try the spin class on Thursday.
So day Four dawned bright and early with the class starting at 6.15, apart from having a very sore butt and burning legs I quite enjoyed that class I had an introduction to tabata and wow that's intense!!! Carolyn said I wasn’t sweating enough so hadn't worked hard enough, but I had really tried and was aware that I was coming in in the afternoon as well!! So I will be back next week to work harder!! So the afternoon rolled around and Carolyn greeted me and asked how I was, I said I was sore she laughed, and once I was changed and ready to go she grinned and said you can get back on the spin bike for 10 minutes oh how my bottom hurt and my legs but by some miracle of miracle I survived! Then it was time to work on shoulders ahhhh the relief my legs felt, but my poor shoulders they were worked very hard, but I am seeing the results of this with some of my tops getting much loser across my shoulders whoop whoop.
I cannot believe that we are at the end of week 7 and only have four more weeks to go, this has just sped by! I have had people start to say they are seeing a difference in me and this is spurring me on even more, bring on the last four weeks, I can't wait to see what Carolyn has in store for me!
Wow I can't believe how close to the end of this journey I am its very scary I'm not anywhere near ready to give up my sessions with Carolyn I am so going to have to make the most of the time we have left!!
Day 1 rocked around and I started out on the treadmill, started out with the usual 5 minute walk and then up to running Carolyn came over to me smiled and said we are starting something new this week ah oh what??? so when the clock hit 10 minutes my speed was upped to 10 and I was doing 20 seconds hard out and 10 seconds recovery oh boy oh boy was I puffing and breathing hard, but just as I was really relishing my 1 minute break the speed was upped to 11 and off for another round we went just as I was certain that I was going to die, we walked it out oh the bliss I was stuffed totally and sweating like nothing else! I really thought that was it but oh now off to the fitness room and we did another round of this sprinting 5 times across the room I seriously thought I was going to be sick at the end of it I had the stitch like I had ran for hours and my lunch was repeating on me, to make matters worse I couldn't stop coughing I think I have lost a lung in there if anyone finds it can they please return to me!!!
Then I had to struggle thru my actual day 1 week 8 workouts oh boy all this while coughing and still struggling to find my breath!!! Today also included my old mate the super sets oh the burning I had certainly worked hard today! We were working on my triceps and biceps today and I had to do the old favorite tricep dips I still am not very coordinated at these but am getting stronger which is such a good feeling
Day 2 and I think Carolyn took a little pity on me and she let me go on the bike instead of doing my treadmill work out, I liked being on the bike apart from going up the hills gosh you really have to work hard doing those!!! My legs were screaming and I had to stand up to push my way thru it. Then it was time for my old favorite the box steps oh the joy but this week I actually didn't stop and muck around as much as I had in previous weeks, I was getting stronger at them still having trouble breathing but getting stronger lol!!!
Day 3, Wow it was back to Tabata on the treadmill and Carolyn was doing my work out with me, so she was facing me on a treadmill opposite me, was allowed a five minute warm up and then it was off, she said she was trusting me to turn my treadmill up to 11, and as if I would lie to her the punishment would be worse than the crime!!! So off we went, I wasn’t privy to the time it was all done on Carolyn’s say, Wow that was intense, so after one round of that we were off to the fitness room for another 2 sets, I really honestly thought I was going to be sick after that, I was wheezing and coughing so hard!!! Then it was time for my weights and since Carolyn was doing them with me, she made it look so easy I did say on a couple of occasions that she could at least look like she was struggling!!!
Day 4, and I managed a spin class again in the morning, that is an amazing work out my legs are certainly getting worked hard but this week I pushed that bit harder and it was amazing! So stupidly I thought that Carolyn would be a bit nicer to me when I came back in, in the afternoon but how stupid was I?? I really really should know better, so it on to the treadmill for a run no mucking around with warm ups or anything for 5 minutes, then it was time for my favorite tabata, so we were going to be three sets of tabata in the fitness room oh what a treat!! but there really was more to come, after one set of me wheezing and dying Carolyn said you know we should mix this up you can do the second set on the stairs oh come on really really are you serious???? I was breathing and sweating so hard and concentrating so much on not actually falling down the stairs I was petrified but down and up I went, by the end of it I was pretty much crawling up the stairs and worried I was going to break down and have a massive tanty!!! but instead after the last set of 8 I was let back into the fitness room for a 1 minute rest, I seriously couldn't breath and thought I was going to be sick but I still had one set left to do aarrgghhh the pain it was intense, but do you know what the feeling of satisfaction at the end was some small comfort!!
I had to then do the rest of my work I was very concerned that I may pass out during the rest of the work out but by some small miracle and loads of water I didn't I was beetroot red and a sweaty mess but I had made it whoop whoop I am actually a wee bit proud of myself!
This weekend is the Hadlow to Harbor, and I am going to try and run parts of it and walk the rest!! Will keep you posted on this, if anybody sees me lying on the ground can you please help me up it really would be appreciated!!!
So this weekend marked a massive milestone, I ran in the 10 km Hadlow to Harbor, with Carolyn and good friend by my side I somehow managed to run the whole way the huge massive sense of achievement at the end was amazing and to top it off my beautiful boys and husband were there to see me come over the finish line it was a great day!!!
A bit afraid of how I would feel on Monday into the gym I went for day one, Carolyn let me off leg day thank goodness and we did back, I was eternally grateful. I started out on the bike not feeling too bad but I quickly realized that my body was more tired than I thought, the bike stopped once for me so I had to reset, this was when I realized I really was more worn out!!!
It is also now that we step up to five days a week at the gym well we I am going to be one tired girl! But am looking forward to what this week brings apart from the skipping which Carolyn seems to be really looking forward to me not so much!! Today was bad enough I had to balance my legs on a Swiss ball with my arms on the floor and rolling the ball up under my knees oh heck I can only imagine how unco I looked!! I got better by the end set but for the first two I was getting off center and falling of the ball left right and center poor Carolyn! I also had to do bear running or some such thing, seriously that was a laugh I am not sure that I got it right at any stage but I certainly was a sweating hot mess at the end!!! Carolyn seriously has no end of patience with me!!!
Day 2, and I was told I had to do a 3km run on the treadmill today that’s ok I really enjoy running now so was off and into my zone, I can't believe how much I enjoy running again, and when I look back on how I was on the first week and see how far I have come it is truly amazing! And I so could not have done this without the support and encouragement of Carolyn. We then did my work out; I had to do calf raises three sets of 15 my poor calves were on fire!
Day 3, and it was time for tabata again, boy oh boy do I do that hard, Carolyn reckons that I do the sprints easy on the treadmill, but I don't think so, so after one set of 8 it was into the fitness room and we did a set of 8 in there, and I really should have known what was coming next and it was the dreaded stairs, I truly thought I was going to be sick after that it really really works you and it is hard my legs are always on fire and like jelly and then we have to do my usual work out after that arrgghhhh I was so tired! It was also time to do burpees ewwww yuck I was stuffed after that!
Day 4, stupidly when I arrived at the gym I told Carolyn that I had a bit of sore knee so she said I could go on the cross trainer, oh boy was that hard I really struggle with not taking my feet off, I want to try and start running. I was stuffed after being on there, but there really was more treats in store for me, I had to do skipping oh my I really can't remember the last time I have ever skipped I was stuffed and so uncoordinated it was embarrassing I could only manage about 10 seconds and then I had to stop, we also did a lot of weights my arms were on fire!
Day 5, I can't believe I have survived 5 days in a row at the gym, today we started out on the bike and yay I didn't stop and have to restart today which was awesome, then it was time for the leg press oh my that really hurt, but I learnt a wee trick only after 9 weeks lol I am a slow learner if you push the seat up and lock yourself in its a lot easier to do than locking yourself in and trying to push up ha ha trick for young players!!!! I also had to do skipping again it really is so hard, I told Carolyn that I was getting note from the doctor to excuse me from this she just laughed and told me to get on with it! I was so out of breath from doing that, running is a piece of cake compared to this!!!
This week seems to have been a massive step up and I am seriously stuffed, I have had to dig deep and keep going, it’s my end goal that I have focused really hard on this week and I am noticing my fitness increasing which is so good.
This weekend I am going to try and get out for 2 five km runs, which after a 10 km last weekend surely I can manage that! Oh and some more trying on of clothes can't wait to go shopping!!
Argghhh only two weeks to go with Carolyn this is getting scary now! I am definitely working hard out now because that final weigh in is so close and I am both excited and nervous to find out how I have done, however the end of the 12 weeks by no means marks the end of my fitness and health journey it’s only the beginning but I will certainly miss Carolyn by myside thou!!!
Day 1, we started out on the treadmill and when I look back to week one and I was struggling with walking at 6.5 I was super impressed with myself when I did a run at 7.5 for 5 minutes then do two rounds of tabata one at 12 and one at 12.5!!! Whoop whoop what an achievement, by golly I was hot and sweaty and out of breath after that and had sweat dripping into my eyes what a mess. Then it was time for leg day, oh boy my legs were already like jelly after that tabata, but I managed my leg press, only to forget about those hideous squat jump super set that came afterwards argghhh that was awful but there was more in store, it was the skipping but to my surprise I actually managed a bit better than I did on Friday, BUT there was an extra set of it put in, I can't believe how hard skipping makes you breathe its unreal I feel really really unfit afterwards but as Carolyn pointed out today there is no way at all I could have ever imagined doing this at the end of week 1!! So best I shut up and get on with it ha ha.
Day 2, and when I went in Carolyn was busy with someone else so I started myself out on the treadmill just with my usual work and then I started doing my own tabata, Carolyn was suitably impressed by me doing this alone, I guess after two weeks thou I will be doing this by myself I am really in denial about this! Today was the fun day again of being on the Swiss ball and bringing this up under my knees to my immense surprise I could manage this so much better this week, my tummy hurt but Carolyn said this was a good thing, then it was time for my mountain climbers or whatever, I had been practicing these at home on the sly and yessss Carolyn noticed whoop whoop!!
Day 3, back to three rounds of tabata at 12.5 oh far out that is hard, I managed the first round ok, but then it was off to my old mate the stairs oh how I hate them with a passion I just can't make my legs work properly its crazy and then after that round it was back on the treadmill by round 5 I was huffing out barely to Carolyn I really don't think I can do this she was well I think you can and you are so going to, the sense of achievement was high at the end, along with the feeling that I was going to be sick this was to follow me for the rest of my work out ewwwww. Today it was weight day off to the bench press I went my arms my arms I was quickly told that I was getting no help until the third set oh boy. Then for my next trick was on the Swiss ball, and just because someone was using my normal weights they got upped oh that’s soooo soooo unfair!!! We finished today off with burpees oh how ungainly can I be they are such hard work!!!
Day 4, and I started out bright and early by going into a spin class, I am really enjoying them they are very hard work but fun!! Then after work I went in for my PT session with Carolyn I was running late after work today, so no time for a walk straight into a run at 8 and then 3 rounds of tabata, I am very sorry to the poor other ladies who were wanting to work out today and were subjected to tabata with me!!!!
I had a day off the gym on Friday but still managed to do my cardio at home on the treadmill I have downloaded a tabata app on my phone and just do it alone on the treadmill!!!!
My day 5 was on Saturday this week, my friend and I ended up going into the gym together and did the work out with Carolyn, we started out on the treadmill and what was this Carolyn has my speed at 9 what the heck and I was running for 5 minutes ( I seriously think she does this so she doesn't have to listen to me talk meanie!!!) then we were doing tabata, and Carolyn causally said ok I will just get you ready and she started pushing buttons what the 13 on the treadmill oh my that was intense!! I had visions of flying off the back or throwing up my breakfast everywhere that was fast, so by some miracle of miracle I survived then it was time for a round in the fitness room and then a final round on the treadmill, I was gasping for breath and sure I wouldn't be able to do it just as Carolyn was determined I could and guess who was right!!! Whoop whoop felt good.
Today’s work out included my old mate the skipping I am seriously so uncoordinated when it comes to this, I mean I really don't remember the skipping rope getting caught in my pony tail at primary school or my feet being so out of step that I keep standing on the rope it’s ridiculous!! And one minute feels like forever!!!
So after our work out, I was off to tennis to watch my boy play, I was still feeling quite good so I decided to run home after the tennis, it was great!! I hadn't been outside running for a while and I really enjoyed it, was only a 20 minute burn but was just a bit extra.
Am planning on a run around the golf course on the Sunday, just want to see if I can do the whole thing without stopping ( its ok I can already hear Carolyn’s voice in my head telling me to get going) so I am sure that I will be able to!!
Arrgghhh that means its week 11 next week and that is so scary to me!! This challenge has just gone so fast!
Arrghhhh what a step up week 11 is!!! I was not prepared for this and I really should have been!!!! I rocked up to the gym and jumped on the treadmill for my five minute jog yep straight into it again and then it was time for three rounds of tabata, one at 12.5 and I am not allowed my hands anywhere near the handle oh the temptation is high and I am very concerned that I am going to fly off the back help!!!
So round one done and then it was straight on the spin bike oh boy my legs my legs I was in a whole world of pain, then it was the last round of tabata at 13 on the treadmill, I was fair exhausted and sore, and all I heard from Carolyn was 2 weeks 2 weeks no need for you to remind me I am suitably scared. Once I had finished that I had others in the gym say how well I had done, Carolyn was so working me!!! It was nice for to hear that and I wish I had the breath in me to say thanks but I was seriously concentrating on breathing so I am sorry!
Then it was time for the actual work out, all the reps have been increased to 30 and four rounds wow what a step up, I had to do squats with 10 kg weight on my back on the bar my arms and legs were burning after the first set let alone the end of the fourth!! Then it was the leg press, I got cramp in my toes for some reason but had to carry on it was intense but I did manage it whoop whoop oh then it was time for my old mates the box step I was allowed to do it in the fitness room as for some reason I find the stage more manageable than the box! I managed my sets with weights in hand I was exhausted by the end. Then it was time for calf raises oh boy my legs were on fire and I felt like I had way back at the start of the first week, my legs were on fire and hurt for the rest of the night!!!
Day 2 arrived rather quickly and I was sore and tired it even hurt to bend over and my legs were aching, but off onto the treadmill I went, I did my five minute warm up and was off doing tabata at 12.5 on my own, I secretly think Carolyn was a little bit proud of me but she would never ever tell me that!!! So round one down on treadmill round two in the fitness room and round three yep you guessed it on the stairs oh how I hate that I am so crap at it and my legs hurt like anything!!! So just as I was finishing that off the phone rang Carolyn answered it and my tabata ended, so as the little goodie good that I am I willingly started doing a fourth set of tabata in the fitness room yep I am determined to have a good final weigh in!!!
Then it was time for the rest of my work out, I did the lateral pull down and the first two sets were ok but my arms were on fire by the time my third came this week is a huge step up! I also had to do my old friend the back extensions I really really think that I am going to be sick one day after doing them I feel so dizzy and disorientated after finishing them, we finished off the day with leg raises oh boy was I tired and was having to stop and get my breath back again before carrying on!!!
Day three, and since I was a little sore after the work out the day before I was very luckily allowed on the bike, phew I thought that would be a bit easier than the treadmill wrong wrong wrong my legs hurt and I managed to stop the bike once and had to restart that was torture!!! My legs were hurting after that.
Day Four, I just can't believe how fast this is going past, so in and on the treadmill I go off straight into a run at 9 what the heck 9 and it was for ten minutes cruel cruel Carolyn, then it was up to 13 no hands
(am getting better at this) for first round of tabata, we got to round four and then I was off doing squat jumps for the last round of four, then it was over to the spin bike arrghhh that was hard, then the worst of the worst followed, the stairs and by this stage I was in such a tanty I was tired sore breathing so hard and sweating like a pig, so off I can with Carolyn grinning at the top, I had lost all ability to speak and was struggling to breathe!! I seriously did not think that I was going to be able to manage this, but almost crawling at the last set I managed it yay, then it was time for the rest of my work out, I had to do tricep dips my arms were on fire and Carolyn told me every time I stopped I was going to get extra added on, oh boy my arms were screaming at me and I hurt everywhere, I then had to do calf raises boy oh boy do they hurt as well, my legs were fair cramping up at the end of that work out!
Day Five, and it was Easter Friday so I was on my own for the day, Carolyn had left instructions for me to do an hour of cardio on the days I was alone because my weigh in is Thursday next week eeekkkkkk scary I don't want to give her up!!!! So out I went for a run with my good friend it was great, I managed a run around the golf course in an hour, it felt good to be outside running and I could still manage to talk for some of it!!!
Day 5, and bless Carolyn she had given up some of her Easter to be with me (see I told you she deep deep down likes me!!) so I meet her at the gym and on the treadmill I go, quite happily at my 9 argghhh no not for me today as we were working out together, so I was told to up it to 9.5 ewwwwww, but I did what I was told, 5 min run done and then round one of tabata at 12.5, and I managed quite a few without my paw touching the handle but then when I start to struggle and doubt myself back it goes, I just need to have more confidence in myself and trust that I can do it(but when I look back to week one where I wouldn't let go of handle at walking speed I feel quite a bit of pride), round two was on the bike with Carolyn facing me, so there was no chance of slacking there!!!! I managed to gasp out could we do the last round in the fitness room apparently it’s not up to me to negotiate my work outs (ha ha but what happens after the end of next week - mmmmm even I don't want to think about that) and I just do what I am told so back to the treadmill for the last round at 13 to say that I was knackered is an understatement. I then did the rest of my work out with Carolyn it is always such fun to do it with her, it just makes me work that little put harder to keep up with her, I’m so going to miss this girl she has been so great with me!!!
So after this great work out and feeling on a high off I went home and did another 3.5km on the treadmill at home, it felt great I can't believe that I had willingly done that, I was feeling awesome and can't believe just how much of a buzz I get from exercising now I am quite addicted to it.
Easter Sunday (Day 6) and I am aiming to get out around the golf course again, and maybe if I am still feeling ok after it, squeeze in a round of tabata at home, I am both excited and very nervous about Thursday and just cannot believe how fast this 12 weeks has gone past, it has been one heck of a ride, watch this space only three days to go next week arrgghhhh wonder what treats are in store for me! (And I'm guessing none of them will include chocolate...............................)
One more week to go!
So final weigh in day arrived and I really couldn't believe that it was here.
At my final work out I was quite emotional knowing that it was the last time before that weigh in, I was worked and worked really hard. This was when it really hit me, this was it, D day was just around the corner all this work over the past 12 weeks, had it been worth it? Had I done enough? All these questions keep running thru my mind.
So finally it was here and I could go to the gym to be weighed, the number of times that I went to the toilet that morning was unreal! I was so nervous!
So on the scales I stood the right way round this time normally I have to face the wall, but Carolyn the meanie still had it covered it seemed like forever and then it was revealed, I could not believe the number on the scale it was unreal then it hit me wow I really really did this!
I was so excited. 13.6 kgs shed and 51 cms oh my how proud was I couldn’t stop beaming!!!!
I rang my husband he was suitably excited for me and I text my two friends I was just so excited and wanted to share it!!!
Then it was time for the photos and this time I was loving it, not like at the beginning first day photos I wanted them over as fast as I could and I cringe every time I see them now ewwww!!!!!
I felt amazing and it was so much fun posing and doing the photos with Lizelle it was really awesome experience I was beaming from ear to ear on such a high but feeling really really emotional tears really weren't far away!
It was as I was putting on the same dress I wore to a family wedding the Saturday before I started at Go Girl Physique, that it really hit me I had to bite back a few tears and deep breaths were taken, this dress 12 weeks ago was so tight on me it sat way shorter and just didn't feel right, but today it was massive it really was like a tent on me and the room around my arms wow I just can't explain that feeling!!! I also put on the same shoes I wore that day to a my immense surprise buckling them up was so much easier than 12 weeks ago again the realization hit look at what I had achieved even my feet were smaller LOL
I can’t believe that this 12 weeks has finished it has just flown by but as I have said this is just the beginning and I can't wait to see what I can achieve next!
Just want to end by saying a massive thank you to Lizelle for believing in me and giving me this opportunity it has been so amazing I am so very grateful. And finally the biggest thanks has to go to Carolyn how on earth you ever put up with me and my moaning and my I can't do this I will never know your support has been immeasurable!!! I guess you will still hear my moaning but you can smile now because you know now I will moan but I will still do it!!
Thanks again to everyone your support and kind words of encouragement have meant so much!