12WBT: week eight update
Another `12WBT round up! Sorry it’s been so quiet around these parts, although I should have enough of it, time just feels to be in short supply these days!
Today marks the beginning of week 5 on the 12WBT programme.
I’ve had my ups and downs so far – the occasional treat that I justify by “I’ll work doubly hard at the gym tomorrow” or simply “All my skinny friends can have this, why can’t I?”. I definitely think that this is a programme that sets you up for life – but as part of life, I don’t plan on giving up those occasional treats (chippies, fries and wine being my treats of choice). Interestingly (and not altogether surprising) is that after a few of those treats I’ve felt totally rotten. Mind and body-wise, that is.
The most recent 12WBT task is ‘Say it out loud’.
The idea is that you let everyone know that you’re doing this thing.
I’m not telling everyone, instead I’ve chosen to tell my biggest supporters - that’s my live-in bf, and two good friends. I’ll possibly tell a few more as I catch up with them. Oh, and here - I’m tell you (ha, as if I have readers!).
I’m committed to losing 10kg on the 12WBT programme, and another 10kg throughout the year. I’ll be following the six-day-a-week exercise plans and the food plans provided. I’ll let my supporters know if I’m struggling, and I will accept compliments and encouragement in the spirit they’re intended.
Bring on 11 February!
Sometimes, unhealthy food is just easier. Sometimes, I am hungrier and just need more food, it’s healthy-ish so it’s ok to have twice as much. I’m way too tired to go to the gym tonight. It’s too hot to work out today. It’s too cold to work out today. I don’t want to get up early to work out. I have social plans, that means I can treat myself.