Friday, 5 April 2013

From sad and flabby to totally happy!

It would have been seconds after I wrote my last message (reporting that I had nothing to report) that I had something to report...

I once again had a visit from TTOTM... this is 3 months in a row, and trust me to always get it the week of a milestone weigh-in...  But seriously, once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence and three makes it a conspiracy... (or in my case a miracle)  I would hesitantly say that I think I am nearly back to being normal... (well in that department anyway)

I am sure I will get used to TTOTM and the signs that it's coming - I should have realised something was up when the day before I dedicated all of my snacks to chocolate... and I generally don't crave sweets - I love cheese and salami - it's my kryptonite - and yes I just used a Superman reference!! (I am feeling kind of super today!)

I did my measurements and time trial today (I will do the other stuff tomorrow)  I have lost 28cms this round (106cms in total - thats a whole lotta fat!!!) 

I also did my 1km run this morning in 5:15 (that's about 30 seconds better than last time)  although I was completely wrecked at the end of it... bu that's the idea right - give it everything... Geez, do you remember when I started?  I walked 80% of the 1km and it still took me just under 10 mins...  and it really wasn't that long ago, 20 weeks.  

Back then I never thought of all the amazing things I had waiting for me, to be honest I didn't think it was possible. If you guys are just starting out or having a slow start - just keep going - you will be utterly amazed at how much better your life and health will be - it just kind of sneaks up on you - ninja style, then HEE-YA you're fabulous!

To my own disbelief I am now looking at what I need to do to maintain my weight... No I haven't reached goal weight yet, but I'm not far off and I want to be prepared - I can't believe I have nearly lost 31kgs - that will be over 1/3 of my body weight gone... I am so much less, yet so much more than I was than when I was 92kgs...

My friend who is doing this program too (a mum from the school) is doing so well - Even though I have hardly any time to do any socialising at the moment I see her diligently walking the oval and she is doing it quicker than when she started, and she seems to be walking taller too - even though she is already as tall as an Amazon warrior.  She has so much amazingness in store I am nearly jealous. Nearly!

Anyway I must end here - I have 2 assignments due next week and I need to pull out my arsenal of JFDI weapons to get them done...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

If I were a Zombie I'd Eat you the most!!

I really dont have much to say...  But I did want to share my new work out top!!

Very me I think!

I will be doing my fitness test and measurements tomorrow so hopefully I will have more to add - in the YAY column.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Happy Easter!!

Well I survived the Easter break with out too much damage...

My darling husband gave me a Pandora  bracelet with 2 charms, one graduation cap, and one fairy tale novel (I have an obsession with Grimm Bros tales) No chocolate!!  I was very happy. I did get a few little bits of chocolate from friends and one huge bunny from my Dad but I can eat it all slowly and over time... I'm doing pretty well with temptation these days!

 I even went for a 4.5km run on Easter Sunday!  Take that know it all Doctors!!  It didn't hurt a bit! 

 Although having 9 days off of training saw the return of Evil Haze... God I hate the bitch!

I'm not sure if I am the only one who does this... but I was jogging along talking to myself (sometime aloud, I'll admit) And I was having a very encouraging conversation... things like 'Suck it up, you can do this.' and my now infamous catch phrase of, 'Just keep going.' When things took a bit of a turn for the worse...

'Wow, my hip is really starting to hurt, (it does this occasionally)
'You know you could always say your finger hurts.' to which I replied, 'But it doesn't - you big liar pants.'
 'OMG, this entire time I have been running into ahead wind, no-one would blame you if you stopped.'

Then I realised what was happening and said to myself, 'Oh, it's you, I guess you're back!'

So we were having  a very heated conversation, which strangely enough, even though I had agreed to stop about 200mts from home for a cool down walk I ended up sprinting it just to piss Evil Haze off.

Ha! Take that Evil Haze! 

Anyway now for the BIGGEST NEWS I HAVE HAD FOR AGES...

I am now officially in a HEALTHY BMI range!

I had a sneaky weigh in this morning and I am 64.5kg (hopefully stays here or drops by Wednesday)  Pretty happy with that, only 4.5kgs to goal weight..  Fingers crossed I can get there by the end of the 12 weeks, but it doesn't matter - I'm going for round 3 anyway!  I am thinking of doing lean and fit... so I can try to learn to maintain my weight without going crazy the minute I reach my goal weight....

So how was everybody else's Easter?