This is going to be a short post because……

it is already 10.56pm, and I want to get up for a 6am RPM class at the gym in the morning.

This morning when my alarm went off at 5am I went straight back to sleep.  Eeeek! Woke forty minutes later when Mr G’s alarm went off.  Luckily, still made it in time for the 6am BodyPump class.

I am going to turn off the computer shortly, because I still have to

* make my lunch for tomorrow.

* get my breakfast ready, as I shower at the gym in the morning, go straight to work, and eat breakfast at school.

* pack my gym bag.

If you’re going to JFDI, you do have to be ready!

The Awesome 30+ Crew

When I first joined the 12wbt forums in Round 3 2011 – little did I now I was going to stumble upon a fabulous support crew who were going to play an important part in my journey.  The website offered forums for members based on how much weight they had to lose – among many other things.  So naturally I clicked on the 30+ kgs page.  Straight away I felt at home and felt that people understood me. At the end of the round, we started to become more active on Facebook, and a group of us set up a challenge to assist us in keeping a good mindset in between Round 3 and Round 1.

Being a member of the 30+ Crew has helped me stay focused, in between rounds and now during Round 1 2012.  There are so many inspirational and supportive people in the group.  When we feel good about something we post, and everyone celebrates together.  When someone is struggling they post, and there are lots of other members of the crew to offer support, advice or a shoulder to cry on.  When someone has a question – they ask – and the question gets answered. As far as I know the only negative thing discussed is how many members bought a dress for the finale thinking it would fit in May, and then find out a couple of weeks later it is too big.

For me the members of the group have inspired me to push myself to do things I thought were impossible.  I will always be really grateful for the change in attitude I was able to achieve.

Week 10 saw the Weekly Surprise Challenge of making a video or written blog of your journey.  We decided to make a group video blog.

The great thing about 12wbt members though is that it doesn’t seem to matter whether they have 5, 55 or 105 kgs to lose, or are members to become “Lean & Strong” or “Lean & Fit”, they all seem to understand what it means for another member to be making this journey, to be the best version of themselves.

Overdue update

To be honest, I’m a little bit embarrassed looking at the date of my last post.  But life is like that sometimes. I am not going to make excuses here – not going to make any excuses any more, just pick myself up and keep going.  I am going to work hard in the coming weeks to getting back to blogging regularly.  My transformation has continued though, despite my absence from this blog, and I have some things I am very excited to post about.

I have faced a huge fear. And it was nothing to do with water slides this time.

I have had my first one on one PT session.

I have done some serious reflecting on my journey so far – and it has given me strong motivation to keep moving forward and get to 77kgs by the end of this year.

I faced the Giant Staircase at Katoomba again – after saying never again in January this year.

I am about half way on being 165kgs to being 77kgs.

Feeling great today. Said JFDI this morning when my alarm went at 5.20am and went to the 6am Pump class at my gym on the way to work.  Have a great day of clean eating planned. And I think you can guess what my mindset is like right now.

So glad I chose to begin this 12wbt journey last August.