Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Week 2

Well I am pleased to say that Week 2 went a lot better than Week 1. I think my body is finally getting into a routine again of getting up early to exercise and getting used to eating healthy finally. Last week I kept getting sooo crazily hungry that I just binged too much for the first few days and ate what I wasn't supposed to, but finally woke up and realised that they were my old habbits not my new ones!

I think my head was switched on this week as considering last week I didn't lose anything I really had to prove to myself that I could pull a decent number this week. I stuck to the eating correctly, except for a little mishap on the weekend =S but my body sure did pay for it Monday by getting smashed by Michelle doing the Supper Shredder Circuit DVD! I also stuck to my running plan and went to the gym on the off days. This resulted in me losing 700g this week! I am pretty happy with that but am hoping to pull an even bigger number next week as I am going to be doing a lot more training throughout the week. I have figured that just exercising in the morning and only losing about 400cal isn't enough if I want to pull some big numbers so I will be doing Michelle's DVD's a lot more after work as well (I usually burn from around 350 - 500cal doing the DVD's and its only 45 mins training - Bonus!). My dad (who is studying to be a Personal Trainer & is a gym junkie) is also going to be training me, my sister and one of my friends from work at least 2 - 3 nights per week which I think will also help me out a lot too!

Hopefully next week I'll see a bigger loss on those scales =)

Monday, 30 May 2011

Reaching My Goals

So far I think i'm going well and well on the way to reaching my first goal of 5km my week 4.

Last week was when my running program started. For the first 2 days of my plan - Tues & Thurs I was running for 3 mins and walking for 1 min for a total of 28 mins and for Sunday I ran for 4 mins and walked for 1 min. I struggled a bit as I haven't ran for endurance for a long time as I have usually only run in netball which is mainly sprinting and quick running.

Today I started week 2 of my running program which was running for 5 mins and walking for 1 totalling 30 mins. I think I did a pretty good job as there were a few hills and managed to push them out, usually I would just stop and walk but I know I have to stick to my plan and do what it says. It also made me feel better about myself that I could actually achieve running up hills and then keep going - no matter how stuffed I was I just kept thinking 'JFDI, JFDI, JFDI'! I ended up running/walking a total of 4.11km in 29 mins which for me, I think is a good achievement considering my goal is 5km with 3 weeks to go - but no walking allowed!

So this blog is pretty much just to put it out there that I am really committing to my goals and my writing this down, people are going to expect me to reach them. There is no turning back for me now. I am going to keep smashing it and reach my 1st goal/mini milestone of running 5km no matter what the circumstance is on the day and JFDI!!

P.S I am loving running - so far so good :)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

First weigh in & Fitness test


I wasn't expecting a good result for my first weigh in as I had a massive weekend with friends :/, kind of like a last supper I guess, as I won't be drinking alcohol for 12 weeks so that means I won't eat the crap food I eat when I am drinking and when I am hungover.

The good thing is that I didn't put any on. I stayed exactly the same which was kind of a relief because I did my weight and measurements and all that on Friday then went on out on Saturday etc etc. So I think if i didn't follow the program Mon & Tues I would have probably put on all the weight from the weekend. So it's kind of a realisation that the 12WBT is going to work for me. Seeing as I won't be going out partying and having healthy weekends I should be able to lose weight every week :) I'm hoping because I didn't lose anything this week I will pull a big number next week!

So goodbye big weekends, you've just shown me that you are not worth it!!


These are the results from my fWeek 1 fitness test:

1km time trial: 6 min 52 seconds
Push ups in 1 min (on knees): 33
Wall sit: 2 min 18 seconds
Ab stage: 2
Sit & reach: -9

I have a bit of work to do, especially with the sit & reach, my muscles must be very tight because I can't even reach my toes. Will work on my stretching and flexibility to improve the results.

I really really need to improve my abdominal strength as well. By following my running program and the 12WBT exercise plan for intermediate I think I will be able to get better results with the ab stage.

I also want to be able to do push ups on my hands and feet to have a better change of getting into the Police Force (fitness requirement) so I will be practicing every day to make sure I can do lots by the end of the 12 weeks!

And i'm sure I will improve the 1km time trial as I will be following the running program and becoming a faster and all over better runner so we'll se how we go next time!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Round 2 kick off!

So tomorrow it all begins again, i'm very excited to kick off and start my round 2 journey. I did the food shop this weekend, have diarised all of my training and have a running plan to follow to make me reach my goal of running 15km by week 12, which all starts this week =)

This post I guess is to say goodbye to the old me and hello to the new me! Gooodbye to binge eating, goodbye to chocolate, chips and beer. Goodbye to drinking for 12 weeks and goodbye to my size 14 clothes. Goodbye to the flabby arms, big boobs and big belly.

Goodbye overweight Georgie.....

Hello healthy lifestyle, happiness, smaller clothes, running, boyfriend..... LIFE! :)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Time to "Measure Up"

Ok so yesterday I did all of my body measurements and took my photo! Scary stuff. I think measuring up is really when it hits home and shows exactly how over weight you are. When you look at what your supposed to be and then look at what you are and see all of the health risks involved with being over weight is when it's time to change! Looking at the photo of me just in underware is also quite confronting - I don't really notice it as much when I look in the mirror as much, it's when it's right there infornt of you staring straight back at you when you realise "OMG yuck!".

It makes me even more determined to change when I see those cm's and the photo. I just cannot wait for the next measure up just to see how much I have lost - losing cm's I think is a lot more exciting than losing weight because I will be building up muscle as well so I dont expect a dramatic weight loss every week - just wait the cm's to lessen!

So here's the damage:

Weight:        75.9kg
BMI:               29.28
Chest:            95cm
Waist:            95cm
   Widest:         105cm 
 Right Thigh:   66cm
 Left Thigh:      66cm

I was a bit hesitant to want to put my before photos up but I thought stuff it, by putting them up I am really committing to lose weight. People are going to expect to see a change in my after photos so here are my before photos (sorry):

May 19th 2011

Monday, 16 May 2011

Pre Season - Round 2 of 12WBT 2011

Hi everyone,

My name is Georgie Farrelly, I'm 20 years old and live in Caboolture, QLD.

I joined the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation Round 1 2011 for many reasons, firstly to lose weight that I have carried with me for most of my life and secondly to transform myself in general - to improve my well-being, self-confidence and happiness.

Round 1 for me started off ok, I was losing weight for the first few weeks and was set on the fitness - started going to the gym and started eating the meals that were planned for me. It didn't take long before I lost the motivation and started to get over it. I was not in the right head space, I just think I thought, yeah this looks easy, why not give it a crack, i'm sure I can do it...FAIL! I was not in the right head space AT ALL! But this round its all going to change!

My real inspiration I guess is my mum. She started the 12wbt in 2010 and I watched as she improved her physical changes, and I wanted that! I thought, if mum can do it then i can. She had never been physical... as long as I've been alive anyway.. and now she's training for a half marathon!! I met all of her friends at the Round 1 finale party in Melbourne and they are all so fit and have amazing stories about all of the weight they have lost and how much they can run etc...amazing!! And also saw all of the amazing transformations from everyone else who did the 12wbt which has just inspired me so much more to do Round 2.
My mum (Julie) & I at the Round 1 Group Workout at Melbourne May 2011.

SO this time round, I plan to SMASH IT! My aim is to lose 10 - 15kg to get to my goal weight in 12 weeks. I AM going to be able to run 10km non stop by week 8 and 15km non stop by week 12. Mum has made a running program for me so I will be able to achieve it at a speed that is ideal for me. I will be training at the gym on the off days focusing on building up muscle as well as toning by body with core strength training. I am currently preseasoning! Gearing up for the best 12 weeks of the rest of my life!

My ultimate, ultimate goal is to get into the South Australian Police Force. Last year I applied, got to the recruitment stage and had to sit an 'Entrance Exam' which I unfortunately didn't pass.. neither did the rest of the class.. But the point is, I am even more determined to get in this time around. Because I have to wait 9 months to reapply (from Nov 2010) I can attempt it again in August 2011, which coincidentally is 3 months from now - 12 weeks. One of the areas which I have to pass is a physical which involves a 20m shuttle run (beep test), a run and an intense obstical course. As much as I need to pass the exam (which I am doing a course at the moment to help me pass), I believe getting my physical abilites down pact as well is so important in helping me achieve the physical test and get through.. lets just hope I get to that stage!

So currently I am preseasoning. Getting through all the tasks and really paying attention to them so I can get through the next 12 weeks at my highest potential!... I am currently about 75kg (waiting for the start of Round 2 to start for exact weight) and am wanting to get to 60kg or just below.. so here I go!!

Will keep in touch with my journey and look forward to meeting lots of fellow 12wbters and follow their journeys too!

Georgie xo

P.S I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for Michelle Bridges & her amazing 12 Week Body Transformation team, they are truly amazing!

Michelle & I at the Round 1 2011 party at Melbourne.