What a week it’s been! I’m sorry I’ve been slack on the blog front but life is seriously starting to take over. I’ve never had so many social engagements in my life. In the past, even if I had, I’d be too afraid to go and feverishly be making up excuses as to why I couldn’t go. I never admitted it’s because I didn’t want to and that I wasn’t game. I am like a spider – the webs I can weave are so intricate and overlaid that to the naked eye it was almost impossible to pick it. In fact I had people believing that I had the most active social life ever. I’m surprised I lived a lie for so long.
With only one week left of 2012 Round 1 of Michelle Bridges’ 12 Week Body Transformation the end is drawing near very quickly.
I’ve spent a little time reflecting and I’m personally amazed at how far I’ve come and how much I’ve achieved. If somebody had told me at Christmas that I’d lose 15kg in 5 months I’d have laughed. If someone had told me I’d be running within 3 months I think I’d still be on the ground laughing.
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve started running, I regularly go to the gym, I’ve started fuelling my body with nutrition instead of crap. I now climb mountains, go on bushwalks and physical challenges, although they still daunt me, I’m not scared of them and I don’t turn my back on them. The barriers I’ve overcome are huge. I’m no longer too fat to do things.
In turn, my attitude and my lifestyle has changed, I’m happier within myself and within my life. This is noticeable to those around me and now, finally also to myself. I am so proud of where my journey has taken me and I can’t wait to close this chapter and open the next one. I’ve already committed to the next round and I plan to take it on with more vigour, more passion and more energy than you’ve ever seen before. I’m already starting to work out what recipes I’m going to convert. New topics I’m going to discuss and also the dreaded mind games we all play with.
So back to challenges: I’ve decided that once I commit to something I shall not withdraw. So I’ve registered and committed to the Rocky River Run in June for 10 km. It’s going to be a challenge and I’m aiming do run it in under 75 minutes.
The next challenge is Warrior Dash. The wonderful team in the 30+ Crew found this AWESOME physical challenge. It’s an obstacle course for adults. It’s held at Mt Kilcoy at the wonderful Hunting Lodge Estate (I’ve been a huge fan of theirs for a while – their Verdelho wine is fantastic!!) in November. So now I’m locked and loaded and the team are coaxing me in to doing Tough Mudder next year – I’m not quite ready to commit to that one yet, but it’s on the cards. How much my life has changed in a few short months.
This weekend is another mini milestone challenge. I have committed to completing the Zamia Walk up Mt Archer. The bush walk is a 14km, one-way, up to five hour trek through difficult grade scrubland (according to DERM Mt Archer and Zamia Walk ). I’m glad I’m going with an experienced hiker and I’ll be planning on wearing my HRM to record this one. I’ve decided to reward myself for completing Round 1 2012 12WBT I will be getting a day pack. For now I’ll happily let someone else carry the food and first aid kit.
Stay tuned for the next progress update….