Sunday, March 7, 2010

popcorn and Julie in wonderland!

Sunday night,
Went to see Alice in wonderland and ate popcorn and a few fruit chocks :)
when I got home I got on the treadmill!
First week of 12WBT has been great. I like being able to think about it, it makes a nice distraction from work worries.

this week I did FIVE hours of cardio exercise, and lots of weights. Thats more than Ive done in the last year!
I love polar personal trainer, I can link my watch to it and it downloads my workout with lots of groovy graphs.
I would love to print them out and show Mish :)

Talking of Mish and her team, how will I ever thank them.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

stress buster,

Well its Thursday morning and Ive been doing 12WBT for 4 days now. Doesn't sound much but diets, exercise and I have never had long relationships in the past.
So far Ive eaten right and done a 40/50 minute cardio session on the bike every night. Ive also started Pilate's and bought some free weights.
Big difference so far is that although I work four jobs (started a new one Monday) I seem to have no stress! it is amazing to me that adding something to my super busy schedule has actually improved my work life balance.
so the motivation to continue in no particular order is ,
  1. the need to exercise for stress busting (this one surprised me!)
  2. winning or giving it a bloody good go!
  3. avoiding lifestyle diseases
  4. being able to have a holiday and not just watching other people have fun!
  5. looking at where I was last year (see copy of forum post below)

This time last year I had weeks and weeks of spending my days flat on my back in awful pain due to a bulged disk. It happened I think because I had a hysterectomy the year before and my Oncologist had to cut through my core muscles to remove my uterus as it weighed almost 700gms! (no ca thank god!)My disk was so bulged that I was unable to sit without pain for months. I also had a limp until recently from the nerve damage :( I comfort ate and stacked on a ton of weight and lost trust in my body not to let me down. I think I let myself be old before my time. I remember looking at the MRI images seeing the huge disk bulge, my poor muscle development and the mountains of fat around my body. I decided not to have surgery and slowly got back on track with physio and gentle exercise.

I am proud of myself for accepting this exercise challenge.

I can now see a future of being able to enjoy my life in a healthy fit body:)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 1! all I can say is, FANTASTIC :) went for a 10k bike ride with my super hubby. Found a new home for my unused heart rate watch on the forums and spent a rewarding hour reading posts from the 12WBT website.

One of my goals is to meet new people through the 12wbt :) I'm starting to connect with other team members online. people are being open and honest about their goals and challenges, I can so see my self in them:)

I'm also really proud of my "Confess your sins and get back on track support post" there are some amazing stories all similar. They make me laugh, shake my head and sometimes cringe to read them.

I'm hoping it will become a team support hub :) I sooo don't want anyone to drop out due to isolation or the lack of a kind encouraging word :) Hello! Midwife here LOL