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12WBT Blogger Challenge 2

Challenge #2: Tell me or show me! When and where do you workout? Are you doing anything different this round? Or is it your first time exercising? Is there anything that you’d like to do, but have not yet done?

I work out at the gym (group fitness classes). So far the plan is Monday = Pump, Tuesday = Combat, Wednesday = Pump, Thursday = RPM, Friday = Pilates. However my schedule is going to change next week when I return to p/t work (Mon-Tue-Wed).

I also exercise weekly at netball. I play GS (goal shooter), and I’ve played for many years.

And I also exercise at home on the treadmill, or with one of Michelle’s exercise DVDs.

And, because I like to mix it up a bit, I’m also planning to train with Motivate Me Personal Training, by doing a group training session for my SSS. They also offer Boxing on a Thurs night, which sounds good to me (more appealling than RPM let me say…)

My weekly training looks like this:

Mon – Pump or ‘Tight Toned Terrific’ DVD (toning)
Tue – Combat or run or ‘Seek & Destroy Cardio Kicker’ DVD (cardio)
Wed – Pump or ‘Tight Toned Terrific’ DVD (toning) and Netball
Thur – Boxing or RPM or run or ‘Seek & Destroy Cardio Kicker’ DVD (cardio)
Fri – Pilates (core & flexibility)
Sat – Super Saturday Session -SSS (group training & either run or DVD)
Sun – rest

This round I am going to the gym MUCH more frequently! It’s nice to actually USE something I’m already paying for. I need to be flexible because we have a toddler and anyone who has kids will know, things don’t always go the way you plan! I really enjoy my pump classes, but once I’m back at work, it will sometimes depend on the traffic as to whether I get there on time to do the class. So that sucks.

This isn’t my first time exercising, I’ve played netball for many years, and last round I ran in 2 fun runs (5km & 4km). But I haven’t been someone who exercises regularly – until now! So I guess you could say I am a first-time serious exerciser.

I’d like to try abseiling soon, I have done it once before in primary school and I vaguely remember enjoying it (I’m not even going to try to count how many years its been!). There is a discount deal on at the moment for a 2-hour abseiling package, so I’m going to do it! Currently trying to rope in encourage some family members/friends to do it with me!

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 Another new thing I’d like to do is a PIP training session as my mini milestone. This is a large group training session, and they usually organise something EXTRA special (read: challenging) for the mini milestones.

I can already feel my fitness improving, even though I have missed a couple of sessions (and the whole of Week 1 due to illness). I am actually looking forward to running my 1km time trial again (can’t believe I just said that!).


12WBT Blogger Challenge 1

Welcome to the Blogger Challenge for 12WBT, Round 2, 2012. A blogger challenge is where a question or topic is raised weekly, and 12WBT participants respond and link to each other’s responses. It’s a bit of fun, and allows us to share our blog and meet other 12WBT bloggers. The first challenge is an introduction….

I am Kylie. I’m 34, married, and we have a 2 year old daughter. I work part-time in the public service, play netball weekly, and have recently started getting into cake decorating (I know – terrible timing!).

I’m here to change my life. This is my 4th round of the 12WBT, and my mindset has changed so much recently, I KNOW that this is the year I will achieve my goal weight. Sometimes I think I should be embarrassed to admit this is my 4th round and I’m still in the obese category… but then again I haven’t given up. I’m still here. And through participating in the previous 3 rounds, bit by bit, we have changed our meals, and our habits, and now it’s all getting easier.

I’ve seen that this program WORKS! It’s common sense, and it’s healthy. It isn’t diet pills or shakes or all microwaved food. It’s real food, healthy food. Plus, there are not many weight loss systems or programs that acknowledge the emotional issues surrounding food and the excuses we spin to ourselves, like 12WBT does. And the support from Mish and the 12WBT family is amazing.

My preparation is continuing, I’ve done alot of thinking & planning & deciding, but have yet to share it & blog it. But I do intend to finalise and post my pre-season tasks soon. I’ll also put them into a page link in my menu bar, titled ‘My Preparation’. My first week has gone really well (apart from being sick with the flu), so I reckon I must be doing something right! As I said to my husband this evening, I feel excited, scared and surprised as we near the end of Week 1. Excited – because it’s been pretty easy so far, and I’m imagining my results in 12 weeks time. Scared – because I wonder if I can keep it up, and maintain my good progress. Surprised – at my determination & resolve to date. I feel like a switch has turned in my head, and it’s my time.

Many thanks to Jayne for creating & hosting this blogger challenge!

Click here if you’d like to check out the other Challenge 1 responses.

Good luck to everyone this Round! Looking forward to blogging the 12WBT journey with you 🙂

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