Friday, February 17, 2012

Blogging Challenge Week 1: Introductions

Hello Lovlies! 

I decided to take part in the 12wbt blogger challenge! Mostly to encourage me to keep posting and to help impart some info that a more experienced blogger
Thinks you would find interesting : )

So here is the first challenge! Introduce yourself.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.  What makes you, you? 
My name is Jodie, I am almost 24 years old and am happily married for almost a year now. I grew up in country Victoria, and moved down to Melbourne the minute I turned 18. I somehow ended up in Melton where I met my now hubby, 5 years ago. 

What makes me me? I don't really know, I am a bit kooky I will admit. I am a stress head, a lover of all things retro and 50's, and I adore baking. I would love to be a pin up model. I love kids and want to have at least 3, as 1 of 5 kids I find it very important to be able to give my future first born at least one sibling to play with as I thoroughly enjoy all of my siblings.
Why did you decide to do the 12WBT?

 I decided to do the 12 week challenge as I like exercise, that part is fine, however I am a horrible eater! I eat all the time and find any excuse to eat and just be a little lazy chubber on the couch. I like that Michelle believes that diet is 80% of it because she is right. 

I have lost weight before, but I have never been able to keep it off long term because of my terrible eating habits.

What are you hoping to achieve through the program?

I am hoping to regain control of my body. In the last 12 months I have had a lot of health issues, all stemming from a miscarriage early in my marriage. I piled on a LOT of weight in 12 months, mostly due to emotional eating. I am hoping to learn how to eat properly and how to curb my horrible eating habits.

I also wish to lose 10 kilos throughout this challenge, with 25 being lost all up. 

Why have you decided to blog about the 12WBT? What will be the main focus (eg, food, exercise, a bit of everything?)

My blog will be a bit of everything, a place to post my highs and lows, what I have found works and doesn't work for me, food and exercise wise. 
I think for me it will just be a place to express myself. I have some people on fb, who are friends, but aren't the most supportive when it comes to dieting, so being able to share it on here makes me feel a lot better about myself.

How will you be exercising this round? Gym, home, outdoors or a mixture?

It will be mostly gym work for me. I love the classes there! I will also be running outside when I have time. I dont have any privacy at home so exercise there is pretty much out.
What is your greatest strength that will help you?

I am determined to succeed. I cant keep living like this. I cant look in the mirror and be negative every morning. 

What are you afraid of?

Failing. I fear that I will lose motivation or I will give in and undo all the work I have started.

What are you looking forward to the most over the next 12 weeks?

I am looking forward to the me at the end of this challenge! I am also looking forward to the massive group training at the end!

What is your downfall? Food? Exercise? How will you overcome this?

Food is my downfall. I love most foods. I  will overcome this by trying to remember why I am doing this, and remembering how I feel every time I look in the mirror. 

If you had to pick one word to motivate you over the next 12 weeks, what would you choose?

JFDI!!! (which I count as one word) 

There you go! :) 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Week One! - It has begun!

This week has been insane. From work, fitness tests and going to the gym I have had 0 time to get much of anything done. 

I am loving this challenge! I have pics to post, which I will do when I get home from work today, just of my diary and calendars etc. 

I also have my 'real' before picture (which is worse than the ones I posted here) so I have decided not to show it until the end, as looking at it makes me miserable. 

Safe to say I am very busy at the moment!! 

A Day In The Life Of Jodie: 

5:30 - Wake up have a coffee and get ready for work 
6:30 - Drop hubby off at the station
7:20 - Get to work, have some brekky, peruse my forums/blogs fb for 20 mins before starting real work. 
11:30 - 12:00 - LUNCH! 
4:30 - Finish work head home. 
4:50 - Get home, spend a bit of time cleaning the house or doing some washing
5:30 - Go and pick Dan up from the Station
6:00 - Get home and get dressed for the gym
7:30 - 8:00 - Home from the gym 
8:00 - Cook tea and lunches for the next day, a bit of cleaning, shower and relax. 
10:30 -11:00 - Bed! 

Safe to say I do a lot in a day. On Tuesdays it is more, as I go to a 30min class at my gym between getting home from work and picking Dan up.

I have managed to stick within my 1200cals each day, and I have cut out most carbs (bread/pasta etc) as they make me feel like crap. 

I am very proud of myself as I have also continued my diet coke embargo, and am just drinking water, protein shake and my 1 coffee a day
An example of my food for a day:

Breakfast: Coffee with baked beans on 1 piece of Burgen Bread - 298 Cals 
Lunch: Generally a salad or stir fry - 2-300 Cals
Dinner: Some sort of meat & Steamed veggies - 262 Calories 
Snacks: Protein Shake - 200 Cals  or some sort of fruit

At LEAST 3 litres of water a day. I generally drink more. 


I actually love exercise, so this part of the challenge is no issue to me. 

Monday: Gym - 558 Cals 
Tuesday: CX Worx - 250 & Zumba - 611 = 861 in total
Weds: Fat Blaster - 675 Cals 

I am getting into the forums, and trying my hardest to keep up to date with everything. 
I surprised myself in the fitness test, I actually did quite well. 

Fingers crossed for a big loss next week!! Good luck to all of you lovlies, I hope you all lose weight so we can look smashing on the 19th of May!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 2 of no Soft Drink - I will survive!

I decided on Monday that I need to quit soft drink. I drink WAY too much diet coke and it's clearly not good for me as its most of my daily sodium intake and generally makes me feel bloated. 

Today is Day 2 of no soft drink and I am ok. I was a little tired and cranky last night, as I usually have diet coke with Dinner, but I will battle through!! 

Last night I did 2 classes! I completed CxWorx, a strength training class, burning 250 cals, and then went to Zumba and burnt 579cals. Usually I would burn more, but I got the worst stitch about half way through Zumba and couldn't jump at all. 

Are there any remedies to get rid of stitches?


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Commitments!!! - A mix of tasks 3 & 5

I need to post this here so I can be accountable for myself and keep on top of my goals. 

Part of the challenge is to state your goals so here are mine!!! 

I will be between 70 and 73 kilos when this challenge is over. 
I will keep a food diary and weigh my food to make sure I am within my 1200 calories 
I will not drink alcohol during the 12 week challenge. 
I will cut out soft drink (I drink a LOT of diet coke) 
I will no longer buy junk food and eat it on the way home from the shops 
I will burn at least 500 cals every single day. 
I will do Zumba once a week 
I will start running again and will complete the Relay for Life in Late Feb as well as the Royal Children's Hospital fun run. 
I will get back on the horse if I fall off, even if I feel bruised, battered and beaten I will keep at it! 

So there they are, that is a lot for me to stick to, but if I am going to aim I may as well aim for the stars!! 

I am back on track eating wise which is making me feel better and much more confident in myself. 

I never noticed how headachy and low I felt when I eat junk food. I can literally feel the difference. I am 2 days back into healthy eating and I already feel less bloated and headachy. Emotionally I feel more positive and back in the 'zone' (Though I will admit I had to use Michelle's robot mode when I went to Body Step last night) 

One thing for myself that I hate, is the mirrored sliding doors in my bedroom in the new house. 

Seeing myself in my undies every morning and night is enough to make me absolutely miserable and want to cover them up for a few months... I will get there though!! Damn it I have to because I promised myself and my hubby that I would do it!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Getting Back on Track

I admit it, this last two weeks have been shite. 

In between moving, changing over power, money and having everything packed my eating went off the rails. I fell back into bad habits, hard. Junk food and midnight cravings went crazy and so did I. 

I don't know what I weigh, as I am saving that until tomorrow, but I know that I have put weight on.

I have the internet back and am starting on the pre-season tasks and getting myself back on track. 

We have moved house and I love it, it has aircon and a beautiful back yard that is easy to maintain and has a patch of garden, which I am turning into a vege and fruit garden. So far I have planted Chili, Capsicum, strawberries and red onion. I will add a picture when it is less dirt and sad seelings and more actual plant :) 

Today, I am going shopping for all the stuff I need, cleaning out a space in my house for my exercise stuff and timetables and giving myself a timetable to go to the gym and get back on track. 

 Here are some of the classes I am going to try to take part in each week;

Between that, I am also going to Zumba on Tuesday nights, through a different place, and I am going to try the SSS sessions the Western subs girls are all taking part in, all depending on money as it gets quite expensive when you add the Gym, 12wbt and Zumba on Tuesdays. 

The money I am spending alone should hopefully motviate me to do a bit more, as I dont like spending money and getting nothing for it... 

Oh well I will be back tomorrow, I am off to go shopping and hopefully go for a walk. Weigh in tomorrow so it could be a very sookie day for me...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I've been moving!!

Afternoon Everyone!! 

I haven't stopped posting and I haven't stopped trying to lose weight, I have been moving :S 

Safe to say no internet is driving me crazy!!

I miss the forums and I miss my blog and facebook, yes my addiction is high lol. 

Anyway I have been a bit naughty, due to having no fridge or power for almost 3 days, which is another drama all together, and I am feeling like a big miserable blob. 

So I am getting back 100% on track today, my new cupboard is full of herbs and spices and loads of veggies so I dont have the excuse of naughty food being in the pantry. 

I will take some photos and do a bigger post this arvo, but right now I am going to go for a pedicure as I need a 1/2 hour of some quiet private time, as moving as destroyed all my calm. 

Thanks for following me lovely ladies (and gents if you're out there :) ) 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pre Season!

Today is the start of Pre-Season!! 

Safe to say the forum has gone crazy with everyone signing up, I am trying to keep up, and failing hehe. 

Anyway to update;

I bought a polar FT4 and I love it!! It is great to see an accurate count of calories I have burnt rather than just using my Iphone app. 

I also Signed up for relay for life with a bunch of the Western Suburb Groups. It means a lot to me as my dad passed away from Multiple Myeloma in 2010. If you wish to donate, or participate if you're in Melbourne, follow the link! :)

SOooo I today, in honour of pre-season, I went to the gym to try and start burning 500cals a day, so I completed a BodyStep class and burnt 603 Calories!!! 

But I must go and cook an nice healthy dinner, and continue to pack my house, as I am moving this Saturday!!