Posts Tagged Kickoff

All I want for Christmas is…

Wow, Round 3 kick off tomorrow.  I can’t believe when we finish this round we’ll be 2 weeks off Christmas!!  Another year almost over.

I’ve been single a few years now, and before my last relationship, in my late 20’s I was single for a few years as well.  So, I’ve always bought myself a special present at Christmas time.  Usually something a bit indulgent, just one thing from the list of “things I must have!”  A beautiful man and loving partner for life is on that list too, but that’s not something I’ve noticed in stock at David Jones lately.  Anyone know where to get one of those?

But anyway, getting back to the point … This year, I just can’t think of a better Christmas present to give myself than a healthier body.  Or my beautiful  ‘skinny’ clothes that are sitting in the wardrobe waiting for me. In fact I might even wrap them up in Christmas paper and stick them under the tree!!    What about giving myself the gift of having the inner confidence to strip off to my cozzies at the beach and just dive into that water without a care in the world!  That would be simply fantastic.

In 12 weeks, that’s where I’m going to be and I’m going to have the best Christmas I could ever imagine.

Kick off tomorrow – LET’S GO!!!

Melinda xo


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Getting Motivated

I’m reading through some of the posts on the 12WBT Facebook page and for the first time feel as pumped as I did a few days before I started Round 2! Even though we are doing this online, I can really feel the excitement and nervousness of the other members.

I think this time before kickoff is the most valuable because it’s really the time for you to get your head into gear and create the excitement you need to keep motivated through-out the program. Of course the pre-season tasks help with getting your head right as well.

I just need to complete the “Kitchen Makeover” today (it’s looking pretty good in there anyway but I’ve noticed a few little things creep back in…It’s time to go….chocolate yogo (for the kids!)

Oh, and I have to measure up too and submit my before pic. I’m so excited, can’t wait to get started.

Melinda xo

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The big C word…

Commitment.  Never really thought of myself as a commitment-phobe, but the truth?  Yep, I am.  A big one!  The mere prospect of committing to something long term is terrifying!  I like to fly by the seat of my pants, be spontaneous, flexible, adaptable.  In terms of my health, where has that gotten me?  To a point where I’m so overweight my body just feels like a huge burden I have to lug around. Even the simple task of shaving my legs in the bath is a huge pain in the arse.

So, things are changing .  I’m making a commitment to my health.  And I’m making a commitment to my children to be the best possible version of myself I can be.  Physically, I have a long way to go. Here I am again, about to embarking on Round 3 of Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation.  And I’m making my commitment & saying it out loud .  Here goes…

My commitment is to be kind to myself, to ride the rollercoaster of this emotional journey without getting off when I think I’ve had enough.  I will push myself, and will not take the easy road of being lazy or giving up. I will follow the program for the 12 weeks. I will stick to my calorie limits every day for the 12 weeks. I will work as hard as I can during each and every workout and I will workout every day.   I am committed to maintaining this blog as a diary of my journey, a record of the ups and downs that will set me up for a healthy lifestyle for LIFE!

After completing Round 2, there are so many things I discovered about myself that define why I am the size that I am right now.  And the only way to successfully confront my head demons and overcome them is to keep this diary.  I’ll be blogging as often as I possibly can.

Peace out,
Melinda xo

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