Oh dear, I am not such a good blogger but I want to be, this journey I have been on with the 12wbt program and family has been one of the most important of my life. Seriously it has changed my whole life in such positive ways and I still have a way to go. Most importantly about blogging is that you keep it real, you also make yourself real to others and it helps to keep you accountable and, in a weight loss journey, that is essential. So here I go again, another round and THIS TIME, this time folks I want to be the best round ever. My fourth round, a new year, a new job, a new life for me.
I started by journey about this time last year while I quibbled about $200 on a program untested and untried BUT I had to do something with my life on the line, I was not getting smaller, I had begun to increase in size again. A year before that I had peaked at just over 120kg and with the help of a wonderful doctor I got it down to 95kg but she left and the weight came back hitting 107kg when I decided I needed help. Step up 12wbt and I stepped in. It was so confronting that first round and I was lucky to loose about 6kg but others, holy cow, they were loosing over 20kg in 12 weeks. WTF????? Easter, my mum's passing, my fear of failing, my mindset was all wrong and I had not done what I could have done. I did not embrace the program.
Round 2 2010 I was ready to smash it up. I had goals I was going to smash, I had a new lease on life and I was ready. Smash it up I did. I lost about 13kg and I worked my arse off literally. I organised for a group get together at the end of the round in Brisbane and I met the inspirational Angela (now an Ambassador of the 12wbt program), I met the amazing Kimberley and Susie who I shared my first Bridge to Brisbane fun run with and new freindships began. Life was getting better, my confidence grew and my family started to see a positive difference, they loved the more active me.
Round 3 2010 and we picked it up a notch. I found a trainer and we began our Pain in Paradise bootcamps. With Angela, Kimberley and Susie my 12wbt life became more fulfilling. We met others along the way but these three ladies are hot hot hot and beautiful both inside and out. I was no longer alone on my journey, I had someone to push me, someone to encourage me and someone to hold my hand. I lost another 11kg in round 3 and I was happy. Going to Sydney to meet the inspiring Michelle Bridges was the highlight of my year and sharing that moment with these three ladies made it all the more special. Seriously I am so blessed.
12wbt 2010 helped me find my confidence, helped me go from a size 26 to a size 12 and be the very best version of myself possible. But wait there is more..........
12wbt 2011 is just beginning. I cried when it opened up. I made it a mission to say hi to as many sth east Qlders as I could but it just got such a big task I could not keep up. So many have joined this family. So many who are about to travel a similar journey to me. I cannot wait to see how this program can transform so many more. We are in for an amazing 12 weeks.
And as for me, I am thinking getting down to 70kg and becoming lean and strong is my new goal. Can I do it? With Mish's help I can. Can I stay strong? With Angela, Kimberly and Susie in my corner I believe I can. Can we inspire others? There is no doubt. I want to help Michelle fight the globesity epidemic.......now that would be an amazing achievement.