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! :) 


  1. Great post Jodie!! Good luck for the 12WBT!

  2. Hi Jodie! I think most us 12WBTers have "JFDI" in common...great motivation!
    Best of luck xo

  3. Thanks Jodie - best of luck against the love handles - I haven't managed to beat them yet, but I hear it might just be possible on the 12WBT!

  4. Hey there Jodie - loved your intro post & cant wait to read about your successes each week.

    Take care,

  5. Hi Jodie,

    I'm finally getting around to reading all the intro posts. And what more can I say but mmmmm baking!!! Looking forward to reading more :)