Pre-Season Jitters

This is going to be a rambling post that I have to get out..I have to put it down to pre-season jitters…..

Can you believe that we’re still in pre-season of this challenge and I’ve already been making small changes.  Stopping myself from eating useless snacks and empty calories has actually been really easy. I couldn’t believe how changing your mindset can be so simple.

This weeks pre-season task is a Kitchen Make-over and although I haven’t checked out the video yet I am a little scared and excited for it. Not sure how the family will take it, but kids do lead by example and my husband has already shown his full support.

I get the veggie box from Aussie Farmers Direct every two weeks and it’s exciting to see what new vegetables are in it. This week we got asparagus. Who doesn’t look at asparagus and usually think..yuk *hands up* …with the power of Google I found a delicious roasted asparagus recipe with garlic and some pepper and light rock salt. I couldn’t believe how wonderful it turned out! I don’t think I would have opened my mind to that if I hadn’t been apart of this challenge.

I’m going away for a holiday with the family this week and I look forward to having a few ‘treats’ but I also find on holidays there’s a lot more activeness which counteracts things, although I have to say, I don’t even ‘feel’ like the things I used to, chips, chocolate, biscuits….

I’m looking to join a gym too, but finances are an issue….and also the 3 kids under 4!!! I don’t want to use these as an excuse and I know I can exercise at home, but I want to have that ‘alone’ time as well, the feeling of getting out of the house on my own and doing something for myself…I’ll have to ‘find’ the money! Money tree, oh money tree where are you?!?!

I think this is enough rambling for tonight! I don’t even know if it makes sense! It’s the nervous jitters!!!

Thanks for reading and supporting me!

MOOD: Nervous, Excited, Happy


We’ve Only Just Begun…

Hi There! If you’re reading this – then welcome to my blog! If you’re not – then, never mind!

I’m starting this blog to keep myself on track and accountable. I’m about to make a big step and commit to something. I’ve never been great at follow through. I tend to go into things head first and be very enthusiastic and then it dies away and I end up leaving a trail of many half-open projects and endeavours. This is something I won’t be able to do that with. This involves me, being the best I can be and doing the best I can do. This is for me and for nobody else. I’ve decided to start the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation, or as people in the know call it 12WBT.

I have tried everything and anything under the sun, as you can imagine. The most weight I’ve ever lost was 5kgs on Lite N Easy and also having some guidance from my sister, who is involved in the world of active lifestyle, and has competed in Body Shaping competitions.  But now, I want to lose a minimum of 10kgs. At least! I want to lose the hips, the bum, thighs, all of it! I want it smaller. In fact, I think it’s a great day to start because when I went to put my only pair of jeans that I own on today, they started to rip! I refuse to go and buy another pair, until I can buy a smaller size!

Maybe I should start with a little about me and why I want to do this?

I’m 32 and a married mum to 3 children under 4. I am currently a stay at home mum but have recently applied for full-time work. As a mum to young children I always feel like I’m on the go and ‘busy’; at the same time I feel like I get nothing achieved! It’s a tough battle of balance and I definitely haven’t mastered it, not sure if I ever will! I can’t join a gym, because the packing all the kids up and trekking off to a gym seems like too much hassle. I also have a husband who does a lot of overnight or lengthy travel. That means I join a gym, I pay the money and then I can’t go. I could walk around my lovely neighbourhood, however when you take 3 kids for a walk, it’s more of a leisurely stroll, not a power walk. I also have the issues of the travelling husband.

These all sound like excuses and I believe they might possibly be. In fact, these excuses are no longer valid. As of today I am putting a stop to all excuses and I’m making myself ‘do’. I can do this, I can achieve this, and I can see this through. I want to make myself a better person and I hope through this challenge I can.  I want to be more self-confident. I want to be happy with myself. I want to look in the mirror and not absolutely hate what I see. I want to buy clothes that look good on me. I don’t want to be frumpy anymore.

I have been watching a lot of the videos and reading the success stories from people who have already completed or are currently completing this challenge. They are inspiring and amazing and I aspire to be one of those stories that people can look back on and say “Wow, if she did it, I can do it.”

If you’re reading this, I need your help in a little way! I need you to hold me accountable! I find that if I am accountable to myself first, and then have others for support and back up I can achieve this. Together, we can help discover myself one gram loss at a time!

I’m just about to go and sign up and pay the money! Look out for updates soon as I start on this journey, join me in the ups and downs. I can’t wait to hear your stories too!

Emotions: Excited, Nervous, A little Scared, Determined.