Sunday, August 29, 2010

Task 2: Get Real - No More Excuses

Now is the time to take full responsibility for yourself, your body and how you think.
I don't need to
Its not that bad
I'll do it in my own way
I'll do it when I'm ready
I don't have the time
I don't know how
I'm injured
I'm sick

well I guess I've tried them all and more, and there's lots of them of them out there.  Though I can't say I ever _really_ believed them ... whether that is a good thing or a bad thing I'm not sure !


Accountability ...

I have a confession ... I have never owned a set of scales.

Well, until today.  And whats more I've used them!  Both me and the cat had a mini weigh in today.  He's doing great, lost all the extra weight he gained staying with my parents last month.  Hmmm ... wish I could say the same for myself.  I've been carrying it around for the last 20 years!!!  Wow, that's a sobering thought.  Really scary to think you are carrying around those ice coffee milks and coke that were so much a part of teenage life.  Those $2 chips with my best mate after school seen in a whole new light ... they could well still be with me ... eeeeek!

The good news is it is not as bad as I thought it might be.  And I have worked out I can hit my goal for the 12WBT, it will be a stretch and I will have to throw everything at it, but it is possible!!!  Part of me was scared that even if I worked really hard and achieved great results I would still be way short of my personal goal.

So now, to my surprise I am looking at the scales as my ally in this quest.  A way to know I am achieving results.  Bring it on !!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Task 1: Introduce Yourself

So task one seemed pretty straightforward.  But then it always is until you really think about it.  Gettin involved in the forums is a little more daunting, especially when you see others putting it all out there, you wonder what you can say that will be helpful.  For me posting my photo on the forums is putting it all out there, so I challenged myself by putting up a photo of me (without my dive gear!!) up there.  OK, so I didn't put the worst frumpy photo I could find - I wanted something with happy memories to be staring back at me ;)

It has been great to see other folks from Adelaide, and I hope to meet some of them!  There are some great results from rounds 1 & 2 and it would be really inspirational to know regular folks who have already done what I hope to do.

Total Posts: 12
Posted: 23 August 2010 10:45 AM
Hi everyone smile
I recently moved to Adelaide for work and I have a geeky office job which keeps me long hours at a desk. In my mid thirties, I am here to get fit and lose weight ... lots of weight !!
Nevous and excited !

Monday, August 23, 2010

Woot !

The Boy is on board - he has signed up too - this makes me so happy !

Saying Yes is Easy

So it was. I made up my mind to take on the 12wbt challenge last Tuesday, though I’m not sure I realised it at the time. It actually was a seed planted in my head the week when The Boy turned forty one. Its been a year since the panic at turning forty and I’m hearing the same things, must get fit, must lose weight, must stop snoring. I can’t help but think the weight he was going to lose hasn’t gone away – it has company. And realising my efforts have been equally unspectacular.

I decided to just do it. I know because for every excuse I had an answer. Running is painful = get a good bra, just walk, try something! Its all a marketing and spin to make money = well other people have gotten results, so it cannot be pure hype. I’m not a sharing, group hugs and warm fuzzies type = consider that support has been the missing thing. I don’t want to do it on my own = ask G to do it with me. I don’t want anyone else to know = only scared of people knowing you fail, so stick at it and you can’t fail!!

Besides, its only for twelve weeks … what is the worst that can happen? Pain, suffering, and torture? I can take that for twelve weeks. Humiliation? How can it be more humiliating than being embarrassed about the way I look every day. Not being smart enough to solve this on my own? Well, maybe it is a case of being smart enough not to try and solve this on my own.

Now I find myself looking forward to it. I’m finding reasons to do it … feeling fit enough to get back into to playing underwater hockey, having the confidence to go canyoning with G, go clothes shopping for fun, buy a dress because its gorgeous not because it’s the one that fits, and maybe even for the first time in my life enjoy having my photo taken.