Tomorrow I’m starting the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation.

I know.

I’m actually terrified. Have been since I signed up.

I’ve been preparing myself as much as I can — I’ve started eating better, I’ve bought a heart rate monitor (an HRM if you’re into the fitness lingo), I’ve set up my iPod* with MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper and I’ve downloaded military cadence playlists on Spotify. I’ve printed out the recipe plan for this week, set up a folder to categorise ALL THE THINGS and bought all the ingredients.

I’ve cheated and bought a few days’ worth of Lite’n’Easy to cover me for the first week or so cause this week is kinda gonna be full on (for all the right reasons) and because I know that once I teeter on the edge I’ll already be halfway to zomg-i’m-a-failure-i’m-giving-up town.

I’ve already called Michelle a bitch while I’ve been going through this week’s workout schedule. I expect much more of it when my alarm goes off at 5am tomorrow to get in one of my six hours of exercise a week**  before I start work at 8am.

I haven’t been telling every Tom, Dick and Harry about me getting on board with this, but I’m getting key ppl on board — basically the people I hang out with the most because I need them to be shaking their pom poms for me.

So the navel-gazing about 2013 that’s occupied the last couple of posts has resulted in me signing up to this thing. In summer. Over Christmas. Yeah, I’m crazy. But I think I’m crazy enough to maybe pull this thing off.

Cause that Big Thing I’ve been expecting from 2013? This might be it.

* It’s actually an iPhone that I’m only using because it’s smaller than my Note 2. I love my Note but have you tried shoving it down your sports bra??

** Yeah, six hours a week. WTF indeed.

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4 thoughts on “Actually terrified

  1. Good luck Rah! I really mean it. I tried 12wbt back in 2012 and I started all gungho and bought all the things (HRM, Sydney 12wbt team t-shirt (its a FB grp thing), food) and we have a gym in our building and a pool and I don’t work so I have all the time and I failed!

    Big fat 12wbt failure. This year I joined the lapand failure group too! Gained all 20kgs back I’d lost in the first two years of lapbandage. Now considering getting half my stomach cut out.

    I wish I could switch my chocolate addiction for an exercise addiction!

    Anyway, back to you!

    Good luck! May Michelle Bridges’ message get through to you and you achieve everything you want out of it. But please don’t become a Mish groupie! Those chicks scare me.

    Love your work!

    V.

    Posted on 11 November 2013 at 1:39 pm
    1. I’ve joined a local fb group and it’s equal parts scary and fascinating and helpful… I know what you mean now about the groupies!! holy shiiiiiiit!

      You know the biggest thing that got me behaving so far were 2 comments: 1 from a friend one night who said “I’ve just started treating food as fuel” and Mish on one of her 12wbt videos saying “just stop overthinking it and just go an exercise”.

      I pinky swear to not become a groupie! You have permission to pinch me if I do :)) thank you for motivating me xxx

      Posted on 16 November 2013 at 12:40 pm
  2. Good luck! I did it last year and couldn’t be happier. Only committed to one round and lost 6 kgs during the program and 4 more after on my own. Have kept it off 12 months later. :) I reckon as long as you think of it as a lifestyle change, it will definitely work! Go get ’em! :D

    Posted on 11 November 2013 at 7:55 pm
    1. oh wow, I didn’t realise you did it last year! First week over and I ate perfectly, exercise was about 85% successful :D
      thanks for the motivation pb! :))

      Posted on 16 November 2013 at 12:35 pm