Thursday, 24 May 2012

Round 2 2012 Preseason Tasks

Preseason Task #1 Get Real
This will be my 3rd round and yet every time I do this task I find i've come up with other excuses! This time my big excuse was that i'm 'Too Tired'! Well HELLO Chantz - get to bed earlier, have a good sleep and get your butt into the gym!
With winter here i've been using the 'Too Cold' excuse. OMG how silly is that one? What better way to warm up than exercise?
And with the excuses that are out of my control well that is obvious for me - Sick kids! Well I do have my Cardio Kicker DVD here so I can easily use that!

I'm sure more excuses will creep in and i'm determined to pick up on them right away and deal with it!

Preseason Task #2 Set your Goals
This one was quite hard for me as now I need to go beyond weight loss goals which is a complete mind shift!
This Round I have decided to do Lean & Fit but up my weights to try and build some muscle and also tone up a bit too.
So my 1 month goal is to hit 60kg for 4th June. I've been having a few issues with this but i'm on it now and I WILL do this!
Then my 3 month goal is to maintain that weight, possibly even drop a couple more kg and tone up.
My 6 month goal is the BIG ONE (well the warm up to the big one LOL) Valley Stampede Oct 2012 as seen on The Biggest Loser Aus!
Then Tough Mudder for February 2013 is my 12 month goal. I'm really quite scared of these last 2 goals but I know I can do whatever I set my mind to and i'm sure it'll also be a lot of fun!

Preseason Task #3 Gear Up
This one is a little hard for me to do as I already have several items required for my training and eating. I have a great set of scales and also kitchen scales. I have my best buddy Polar FT7 and another Polar on the way for a spare! I recently got new gym gear that actually fits me (no more hiking up my gym pants LOL) and the last thing is my iPod!

Preseason Task #4 Say it out Loud
This took me a long time to do this time. I wasn't having issues committing, just putting it into words so this is what I posted!
OK I need to get this out so here goes.... I've had a lot of emotional/mental issues with myself and parts of my personal life to the point I was close to giving up on 12WBT and leaving this group. I've been having issues with eating again which has caused me to gain a lot more than i'd ever be OK with. With everything going on i've struggled with my commitment task so i've been through the first few tasks again trying to get my head in the right place, i'm not quite there as this is going to take a while but I have made my commitment. So here it is......
  • Before kick off I will shed this 3.1kg. (1.8 to go!)
  • I will train atleast 1 hour per day during preseaon.
  • During Round 2 I will NOT miss a training session.
  • I WILL kick butt doing Advanced Lean and Strong. (amending to Lean & Fit)
  • I WILL attend as much group training as possible.
  • I WILL become the Fit, Strong, Happy person I know I can be!!!

Preseason Task #4 Kitchen Makeover
I am happy to say that not too much 'bad food' was in  my pantry (I must have eaten it all by the time I did this task oops!) however it was great sorting through my pantry and fridge and cleaning it up and organising everything it its own little spot.


Sunday, 6 May 2012

My Journey 2011-2012

So today is the last day of 12WBT Round 1 2012. This journey does not end today, it continues for life. To celebrate my achievements I have created a Video. I hope you enjoy this.

My Journey 2011-2012

Friday, 27 April 2012

Week 11 Weekly Surprise

So this week i've done another video for the Week 11 Weekly Surprise - Nominate someone who has inspired you. I have done this video, not with the aim of winning but as a thank you to someone who has helped me so much, possibly without even realising it herself.

I always wanted to lose my weight and become fit and healthy but I didn't have the confidence or inspiration to do it. I felt I wasn't worthy and I that is how I was living, I didn't care any more.

This gorgeous person introduced me to our local gym during 'bring a friend month' in June 2011. I didn't join up right away as I was going overseas on holiday that same month. When I got back I actually won a 3 month membership for that gym. I lost a little weight but it was slow - then my lovely friend introduced me to the program. I was unsure at first and kept putting off signing up, also hubby wasn't sure about me doing it. She  kept encouraging me to sign up and I did. Since then I haven't looked back. My life has changed for the better.

So thank you Kristy for everything you have done.

Week 11 Nomination

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Round 1 2012 Week 10 Weekly Surprise - Video Blog

I didn't think I was going to get this finished this time, we've had internet issues so I wasn't sure it was going to be entered! I could have talked about all my achievements for a lot longer than the 3 minutes so I picked 3 of my favourite achievements.

So here it is, loaded and entered 50 minutes before the cut off LOL

Chantz-12WBT Round 1 2012 Week 10 Weekly Surprise

I hope you enjoy my Video.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Reaching my goals

What a journey this 12wbt has been so far. It is now week 10. A couple of weeks ago I hit goal weight and decided I had some more work to do so I reassessed and now I have 2.9kg till I hit my new goal weight. I am enjoying shopping in a range of stores I was too scared to enter 6 months ago. Today was the best, when at DFO I finally purchased an item of clothing. DFO for me was always about non clothing items as I was too big to find anything. Today I purchased a jacket and wait for it.................. A Finale Dress!!! And it is STRAPLESS!!! I am so proud of my arms and shoulders, my new best feature that I must show them off!!

So now i'm looking ahead, this 12wbt will not stop at the end of the 12 weeks for me, i'll be continuing through Round 2 Preseason and then hitting up Advanced Lean and Strong. This program has changed so many aspects of my life, inside and out. I'm loving the way I look, have a new found confidence, i'm happy and my family is much happier too. My kids are making healthier choices and have even started choosing healthier options themselves when out and about. I've always insisted they be active kids (infact they have no idea how to use a DS or the Wii) and on Wednesday they started up Auskick. My 4 year old was proud that he is running around exercising. And my daughter has been showing off her Burpee technique after I had to show her what a Burpee was! Definitely need to get that on video!!!

So we are in week 10, finale is coming up. It is head down bum up from here. I am gonna smash it up!!!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Turning around my downward spiral

For the past couple of weeks, i've had some bad eating days (severely bad). I couldn't figure out why I was doing this to myself. I've done fantastic and luckily the scales have still been heading down, even if it has been only slightly some weeks. I've finally realised that I got back into my old habit of eating instead of face my emotions. I've been having a few issues lately with certain family members who are not speaking to me due to my weight loss and each time I find out something else that has been said about me, I hit the pantry. WELL NO MORE OF THAT!!!

I really thought I was ok and that these negative people in my life weren't bothering me, but it seems I wasn't handling things as well as I thought I was.

It is my own fault I let it get to me and i'm owning it. So now it is back to basics for me and to get my head straight! And starting today i'm smashing it up again! 1021 cals burnt today. My goal is to burn 4000 cals over for days so I have 3000 to go!!!

Friday, 23 March 2012

My Reward for hitting a healthy BMI

So i've been planning my reward for a while, infact it was booked for a while so I definitely had a set target date to hit a healthy BMI and I did it!!!

Thursday 22nd March I got my reward!

This design was taken from my daughters leggings that she had painted in Thailand, as soon as I saw the artwork I wanted it on my arm, had to be tweaked a little to make it tatt friendly but there it is. I love it! Now to work on a design for my next reward :)

What do you think of my new artwork?