Posts Tagged Motivation

Old habits die hard

Yep, they sure do.  I knew this was coming.  We’re into Week 2 and  the motivation is still there, but the old behaviours are starting to show up. Last night I went shopping after picking up the boys.  I was absolutely starving at the time (alarm bell number 1).  I bought a few things, then took the kids to Michelle’s so they could choose a treat (alarm bell number 2).  They picked out little gingerbread men and we left.  On way home in the car, Mr 4 was asking for McDonalds.  I said no, but in my head I was thinking “Yeah, we could have macca’s”.  (Alarm bell numner 3).  And then the justifications came flying!!  I burnt 700 cals today, I can afford to.  I’ll just have a cheeseburger and a small fries.  Or my favourite … we weighed in today, I can get away with it!

I was literally talking myself INTO it, but at the very last minute, even the last second, I decided NO and I turned right at the round-about to head home, instead of going straight ahead into the land of temptation.

It literally came down to a split second decision of “No, I’m cooking something healthy and more importantly, I’m cooking something healthy for the kids.”

These are the temptations that are going to start tripping me up now.  And the choice is mine.  Am I going to be ordinary and make the choices that led me to be the size that I am now?  Or am I going to be extraordinary and drop this weight, transform my life and achieve the things I want?

It’s a challenge. Every day. A big test of how strong my will power is, whether I can resist temptation, whether my planning is working and most of all – whether I can control my brain and shut up that “inner teenager” who demands junk food and laziness .

Consistency is Key.

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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