Monday, February 21, 2005

First Day Hypers.

Welcome to day one.

Today is the starting point of my new body, my new attitude and a new focus. It's day one of the les mills 12 week challenge - and while I'm enthusiastic and keen to get my fat ass moving, I'm also nervous. Silly, but true.

Met my new personal trainer today, and she rocks. She chucked me on a cross trainer for 20 minutes after talking to me about my plans and goals, and doing the nasty weight and measurment checks. She's given me a really good plan to follow, and I'm going to do it. I also sent the following email out to my friends :- and I know that
they're all going to help to keep me going.

Hi guys

Some of you know I'm doing the Les Mills 12 week challenge. It's a personal commitment to changing my life around - getting fit, (hopefully) losing some of this damn weight, and generally working on myself, not only on the outside but inside too.

Start date is today - I've been measured, weighed, body-fatt'd (that was scary), had my blood pressure, blood sugar checked, I've bought a bike, fired my first personal trainer and now got a woman (who understands PcOS), set up a training plan for this week - and tonight I have my first 'goal setting' seminar.

So why am I telling you this? Well, mainly its because I want you guys to be on my crew. That is - support-crew. I know that I cannot do this on my own - that at times I will struggle, that I will try and get out of going, that I will be lazy, that I need a push. Or a shove. That I will make excuses - and while this week I am excited and energised, that at times I will struggle - I do not expect this to be easy - I have over 40 kilos that I want to lose - and this is the way I am going to kick start it.

So what can you do to help? Well, you can visit here It's a website I created years ago, that I was ocassionaly writing in. I've just overhauled it - and now I'm going to be writing about the challenge (and I'll be writing at least once every two days). By clicking on the comments (at the end of every post) you can send me a short note of encouragement, or pushiness, or just a hello), but not just the one time - you have to keep coming back! You can also email me - or you can text me.

So why should you help me? Uh, because I'm your friend. You guys should want me to have a better quality of life - you know I'll be a much happier person if I'm eating right and excercising - and I know I'll be a better person for it.

So guys, this is it - I'm actually serious this time - and I want you to
help me stay serious. I hope you can help.

Take care

So guys, thanks so much for emailing me back, adding to the comments (its so exciting when you get a comment), and being so supportive. I hope - no, I know I will see this through, especially now I have your support and enthusiasm. You all rock - but hey - you wouldn't be mates of mine if you didn't :)

Kilos lost: 3.3 CM's lost: N/A Gym Classes this week: 1 + 20XTrainer


Anonymous said...

I just went into your website, you're so funny with all your little comments, I laughed lots, I think its cool how you can make funny wee remarks about your weight and still stay positive about the weight loss thing. I suppose if you you don't stay happy and positive thats when it
would all turn to custard. So we have to stay happy cause if you sad thats when your self esteem will be knocked down and you might stop the healthy eating and exercise thing and we don't want that.

We want slimmer healthier Mel so you can have a bubba and be healthier inside.


Angel Wings xxx said...

I just saw your note on the yahoo weight watchers group. Good on you for starting the challenge - I wish I had the money to do the same! Ill keep checking back and ill offer motivation whenever i can. Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

I, too, saw your comment on NYR05.

Good for you for doing this! Best of luck.


Platypus said...

Hey girl!

Got your email this morning and was cheered to find something other than bills. (I thought electronic billing would be a good idea until I realized it just switches from the post box to the inbox. Sigh.)

At any rate. Right on. I am most proud of you for doing what I ought to be doing. And I expect to see your ass in a bikini on the sunny beaches (hah) of California to celebrate at the end.

This is going to be super cool. Do we get to see the progression of photos? 'cause that would be exciting. "The Incredible Shrinking Mel"

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,

You are kicking ass. I just want to let you know that you are an inspiration. I know you'll do well on your 12 week challange. just keep going we'll be whatching!


Eve said...

Hi Mel,

Good on you for joining AND actually going for it. Already 2 steps in the right direction!!

Try to take every day as it comes even if all your muscles ache (and they will ache)and your trainer bought a new whip....(I am talking from experience girlfriend they all have one)

Anyway it is for a great cause, inside and out.

I just hope you will also enjoy the process and maybe even become a gym junkie ; )


sue said...

GO MEL!!!!!!!
Well done on
1. sacking your PT, if they aren't in it for you why are they doing the freakin' job, and
2. for sticking to riding to work as well as going to the gym.