12 Week Weightloss Challenge.

9 Jan

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Along with getting in shape for the Color Me Rad 5km I have also decided to join a 12 week Weightloss Challenge, which starts this weekend. It is just a smaller group of local ladies, I believe about 40 have registered so far, that was an idea on Facebook and kind of went from there. We are each putting in some money and the winner of the challenge gets the moolah. I’m not doing it to win the prize, that would just be a bonus, I am doing it as it will be motivating to keep going. The idea of someone taking my measurements and weight is scary but I need that accountability if I fall off track. That was the reason I joined Weight Watchers in the summer, not for the meetings but to have someone take my weight so I couldn’t keep lying to myself. I am sad that I quit the weight watchers program, I was on a really good roll but then life happened and I stopped caring. I am thinking about joining up again but for now this challenge is what I need.
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Color Me Rad, oh yeah, it’s happening!

9 Jan

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So to help me stay on task I have added an excited element to my weight loss journey, I’ve registered for Color Me Rad!! For those that don’t know Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses. Each section of the run adds a new explosion of color to your clean, white running clothes until you cross the finish line into a final blitzkrieg of color. I am super stoked!! To keep me from walking half the time I have registered with my hubby who is training for a 22km marathon that will happen around that time. There is nothing wrong with a bit of friendly competition in a marriage…
So I have four months to get in shape, not just lose weight but actually get fit. Although I know I won’t hit my goal weight by then, I think just knowing that I have this scheduled and paid for will keep me motivated to stay on track.
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Motivational Monday

31 Dec

I’m just about to head into the elliptical but I thought I would share some of my favorite motivational quotes. No I don’t feel like going on the elliptical tonight, yes I’ve had a rough day, but it doesn’t matter, it’s time to get ‘er done!

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Obesity, and the things they don’t tell you about losing weight.

30 Dec

Great post!

Half Size Me

Obesity and what they don't tell you about losing weightIf you’re reading this, odds are you may be at a point that I was at earlier this year – overweight and starting to change (well actually for me, it was “morbidly obese” and starting to change). You’ve decided you’re going to start eating well and getting some exercise in an attempt to shed the kilos and get yourself healthy. Good! That’s one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make. And it’s totally possible and achievable – whether you’ve got 10kg to lose or 100kg to lose. You can do it and you will do it.

We all know that obesity is a rising problem around the world. In Australia, rates of obesity have doubled in the last decade. 3 in 5 Australian adults are now considered overweight or obese – more than 12 million people. And that doesn’t take into account childhood obesity, which is also a rising problem.

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First workout: check.

30 Dec

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I had my first workout last night and it was good. No, it was great. Sure it was hard work and I sweated my butt off but it gave me such a rush.

 I used to go on the elliptical daily and would watch a tv series but I stopped the workouts when I was eight months pregnant and never got back into doing it as a daily routine. I did it occasionally. Very occasionally, like maybe ten times since I had my son. He is now 16 months old. I’m not sure why I stopped, well I know why I stopped, being eight months pregnant and then later having a c-section to recover from. But I’m not sure why I didn’t get back into the daily workout routine when I could. I even bought myself a new elliptical for my 30th birthday in hopes of being inspired or motivated to start. Oh well, I cannot change the past, just work on the future.
I started a new tv series last night and used my new headphones, both Christmas presents, thanks hubby’s mom! Now I can actually hear what the actors are saying over the elliptical, not that the elliptical makes much noise but having a nursery right next to the office where I workout doesn’t make it possible to have the volume super high. So now I’m hooked on a new series, seven seasons long, hopefully that will keep me motivated. No, I’m not going to share what series, I actually am a bit embarrassed, haha. Okay, just don’t tell anyone: I’m watching the Hills, shhhhhh. Yes, I like watching teenage drama while I’m working out, I’m not sure why but I do. Whatever works I guess. A few years ago I watched the entire series of The OC and One Tree Hill, quickly doing the math it was over 13,000 minutes of elliptical time. Not too shabby. I’m hoping that I can do this again. I mean, I can do this again. I know I can so I’m just going to get it done. End of story.
Starting weight: 238.4
Current weight: 233.8
Weight lost: 4.6 pounds
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Worth it

30 Dec

Worth it

Hard work, determination, I will get there.

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It’s go time!

29 Dec

It's go time!