Here I go…Posted: December 2, 2012
Here I finally am, writing the first entry to my blog. I have wanted to do this for a long time, but wondered how I would fit in the time to make it worth while for me and anyone who may like to read it. So I have taken the plunge as I was challenged to get it started during Round 4 of Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation (12WBT). Although this is the catalyst for me getting here, this blog will cover more than just the program. I have lots to say! Plus life is interesting and challenging and I like the idea of recording it somewhere.
Life is in the process of changing for me, I am coming to the end of a 20 year military career, I am a couple of months away from turning 40, I have two young children and a partner who is also serving. I am searching for me without the uniform.
I have a history with the 12WBT, I did my first round back in Round 2 2010 and then did Round 3 2010. I did ok, but didn’t really follow the program where I got the most benefit; I used the recipes and fluffed about the edges with the exercise program, only with the help of a Personal Trainer I did achieve. During that time I got down to my lowest and healthiest weight and was pretty pleased with myself!
I got pregnant early in 2011 and only came back to the 12WBT in Round 3. This time I am working to surpass my previous achievement. Already, I see better results than anytime before and hope to ‘maintain the rage’ to follow through the 12 weeks and beyond. I think something has clicked within me and I have learnt a few lessons that I will expand on in another post.
Here is my starting point for 12 WBT Round 4 2012:
- Weight (kg) – 79.8
- Chest (cm) – 107
- Waist (cm) – 101
- Widest (cm) – 109
- Right thigh(cm) – 63
- Left thigh (cm) – 63
- Right arm (cm) – 29
- Left arm (cm) – 32
- Time trial (1km) – 4 min 57 sec
- Push ups – 18 toes, 12 knees
- Abdominal strength – 0 Struggle Street
- Wall sit – 1 min 30 sec
- (I didn’t get the sit and reach done)