Thursday, May 31, 2012

4 Days ‘til Kick Off!

The count down it on!
I feel more prepared this time than I have in previous rounds which is a good thing since I didn’t complete the other rounds! The nutrition plans came out today and I have put my grocery order in online and will get the fresh fruit and veg on Sunday after work so I am all ready to go! I have planned a couple of different meals for the kids on a couple of the nights as I know a couple of them won’t go down well with them so it is just not worth it especially since some of the meals cost more than I would usually spend. I didn’t do this last time, I just tried to swap it out for another meal that I knew they would eat and we would all eat it. This worked ok but it meant that every week I had to go through the menu and try to swap it all around. It took ages and I soon lost motivation. This time I will eat what is on the menu (and so will Josef) and the kids might have a couple of different meals on the nights that I don’t think they will like it set meal. It will be a little bit extra work for me with extra cooking but if I cook enough to freeze some too then it should all work out pretty well.
Tomorrow is my fitness test! Kind of looking forward to seeing where I sit. I hope I am still at intermediate! I am sure I could still sit in that category as I was getting up towards advanced last time.
I think i need to buy a cheap bikini. Not for me to wear in public but for my before and after photos. Last time I just wore a bra and undies and although they were fine for me to look at I just wouldn’t feel comfortable posting them on here or even showing a lot of people. I am not saying that I will post photos on here but I know how motivating I find before and after photos and if mine would motivate someone else then I would consider it. Especially another mum who has a wobbly saggy belly like mine! So I think tomorrow after work I will do the fitness test and buy a cheap bikini! I hope I can find one this time of year! Not exactly bikini weather in Tassie at the moment!

Maybe this bikini would suit me. I could almost tuck my flabby belly into it! hehehe
So what are your thoughts? Would you post your before and after photos for the world to see?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gear Up

Time for new shoes. Actually they are way overdue. My last pair were purchased in the UK when I has just fallen pregnant with my first child…she is now 5 1/2! Yes way overdue! I am sure they have contributed to me knee problems and I am a little annoyed with myself that I didn’t get new shoes sooner. Maybe I could have avoided my knee problems if I had…Oh well no use in regrets, time to move forward!
$220 later and I have the perfect shoes. It is a lot of money to spend on shoes but they did a great job assessing my walking and my feet so I know they will be great!
They also suggested a physio to see about my knee. He has worked with Olympians in the past and apparently he is very good at getting people back to what they want to do even with permanent damage like I have. So I will see if I can get an appointment sometime soon. Who knows maybe I will be able to run again!
my shoes

Monday, May 28, 2012

I’m Back!

Here I am, starting my 3rd round of 12WBT. It will be the first one I actually complete and I am very excited about it.

I have dealt with one of my major excuses last week. My knee. I now know that I can’t run. I am sad, very sad sometimes as I do love to run but now I know that if I do I could to more damage and end up with osteoarthritis which would be horrible. So no more running for me. I will join the gym this week and buy some new supportive shoes. I WILL find something else that I love to do to get me fit and help me loose weight. While we are on the weight topic I guess it is time for me to confess that I am starting this round heavier than the last 2 rounds that I did. I am not sure of my exact weight as my scales seem to be broken but I am sure I have at least 8kg to shift this round. I know I can do it but I am a little scared that my knee will play up again! Lots of low impact exercise for me this round! I enjoy the cross trainer and gym classes so I think i will be spending a lot of my time doing those.

Better go and do more of the pre-season tasks so I am all ready to go next week!