Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sooo close.. yet so far

Like I said in my last post about my weight loss journey, I am getting serious about this stuff now and I am going to post about it to keep me on track - so I hope you enjoy reading it too!!

The first ever time I did 12WBT was 2 years ago when I returned from my exchange program in Canada. I didn't tell anyone (except A and my family) that I was doing it and I didn't do it with anyone. I didn't want the embarrassment if yet another "fad" didn't work out or people to know that I was following a celebrity trainer.

 I chose the outdoor program to keep my costs low, but I decided I would put all my trust in Michelle Brydges and follow her program exactly and that's what I did.

I remember looking at some of the exercises and thinking "yeah right, as if I can do that", but I did it nonetheless. I did them by myself in the park and I didn't care how long it took me to finish each round, I did it.

Before I knew it, my mentally had changed. I would arrange to meet friends for coffee and not dinner (to avoid bad choices), I would only go out after my exercise had been completed each night and I would wake up on a Saturday morning ready to run, ready to complete super Saturday session. 

After a few months I couldn't keep this program a secret anymore, because people were commenting on how I looked and asking what I was doing. I wasn't ashamed anymore and I told the whole world what I was doing, as I explained to them the different calories in each food item and my new hate for food courts.

After I finished the first round, a friend joined me for the second round of 12WBT.

From those two rounds, I lost an amazing 15kgs. I didn't realise how well I had done or how good I was looking, I just knew I felt amazing and I felt like this was the new Sarah.

I posted this picture on Facebook at the time and my friends couldn't believe it.

(I use to mess up A's room like this everytime I visited lol)

I then went off the program and tried to do it on my own and I did.... for a good 6months, I gained no weight at all... then I gained a little bit and lost a little bit.

Unfortunately, I am now currently 6kgs heavier than I was then. I am not completely back to my starting point, but I am not happy either. The thing that makes losing weight so hard now (and this may seem funny to you) is that I only have 6kgs to go... this changes my mentality tremendously!!!!! I see some lollies at work and I think oohh one won't hurt, after all I don't need to lose 15kgs this time, right???

I see myself having this mentality and I hate it. I need to imagine I have 100kgs to go.
I think it is this mentality that makes it so difficult to "lose the last 5kgs".

But no, not anymore sister, this is a turning point and yes there have been several posts on me turning myself around and that is because I am trying to reinforce it every time I say it.

Your healthy weight is not always what a BMI tracker tells you  (e.g. Muscley men are usually seen as overweight) or some Facebook app, to me it is when I FEEL healthy, fit and on top of my game.

6kgs to go!!!

14 comments:

  1. love your blog so much! your so talented! i followed <3 do you think you could maybe follow me back? would love my blog to be as good as yours xx

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  2. I know exactly how you feel! I've been losing weight since the start of the year, but a couple of months ago (when I was 7kg down) I started getting sidetracked and gained back about 2kg. I've finally kicked my butt into order (hopefully) over the past few weeks and lost those couple I regained, but I have another 6 to go as well and it's so hard to get motivated!

    Good luck to you, I'm sure you'll be able to do it in no time! xx

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    1. Yeahh lets do it and lets do it together. I feel that posting about it will keep me honest, think it would work for you? x

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  3. all the best on your weight loss journey

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  4. I know what you mean about the 6kg to go mantality... You can do it though :)

    Just keep posting, it should help you stay motivated if we can all see your progress :)

    You're doing well just the same, good luck :)

    x

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    1. Thanks hun, I really think it will help too! Posting it on the WWW, I have no where to hide... it is the opposite now from when I started.

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  5. go girl!!! good on you. look forward to seeing your progress! xx

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    1. Thanks hun and there WILL BE progress!

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  6. I need your motivation!!I have only 6kg to lose and I would be happy but I cant seem to commit to a program or diet change. My wedding is less than a year away so I probably should. Good luck gorgeous. x

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    1. lets do it together hun... in groups it always helps. I'm not getting paid or sponsored to say this, but 12WBT has never failed for me or any of my friends and it only takes 12weeks. xx

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  7. You can do it!!! I've recently joined the gym and used to have the mentality 'I don't need to lose weight' to get out of exercising. Well, no that isn't true at all. Exercising makes me feel healthier, fit and overall well. It's so easy to slip on to that mentality though.

    I am glad you are making the decision to make the change and I wish you the BEST of luck!! You can do it!

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  8. Good on you! Those are such amazing results! You can totally do it :) Just think about your wedding dress on the big day!
    Have you seen the Michelle Bridge Losing the Last 5kgs book? I haven't read it but that might be worth looking into?

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  9. 12WBT is fantastic. YOu look fantastic! I am not doing this round and the combo of moving back home to comfort food and getting rid of my gym membership has given my 3 kg. Motivation is the key! I also told noone what I was doing until I started to see results!

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