So during last week and this week I reflected the many changes that doing 12WBT has brought into my life
These are the most ‘obvious’ ones- the ones that I can see and feel and the ones that people are starting to notice too. The top images are of my starting weight of 123.9kgs and the bottom ones were taking Week 4 11.7kgs down and 41.5cm lost. The second image is of the changes in my face- WooHoo my face and my multiple chins were my most hated area of 'fatness' so im so pleased to be getting my face and cheek bones and neck back
Something else visual that I’ve started to notice- is I’m starting to CARE about my appearance- I bought Proactive to help with my skin, I put effort into my makeup when I go out. I actually want to look nice because I feel like I’m on the right track to feeling and looking awesome. I always said that I would go back to my natural hair colour when I got thin which is blonde- I’m still debating whether to or not- the age old fight of blonde or brunette heheh
These are the turning points for me- the factors that I know that I will succeed in this endeavour of mine. I wake up feeling fantastic not just refreshed and renewed but just feeling like I’m in the right place. I enjoy exercise- in fact it is more than that- I LOVE going to the gym, giving it my all and that feeling afterwards of all these happy endorphins running around my body ( hopefully its more the fat cells melting away).
I don’t complain- yes I know I am not a natural runner but bugger to that I JFDI. I would say I use to always look for the easiest way out, in exercise, work, and life even. Now I welcome a challenge.
Last Weekend I caught up with the Warrnambool and Surrounds crew to take on Tower Hill- not once but 4 times. I took me 5 years of living in Warrnambool before I even did this walk once- and I’m pretty sure I spent the whole way up and down complaining loudly to anyone that would listen (whether they wanted to hear it or not I imagine). But this time I jumped at the challenge- I changed a work shift so I could go, sure I have breather hard and puffy but this time there was laugher not sounds of a disgruntle person.
Lonely. I never use to honestly think how lonely I was, I knew I was but never did anything about it. I moved from Adelaide and came to Warrnambool and I was overweight. SO new place and already unhappy so I isolated myself. And I’ve been doing that for 5 years. It feels like 12WBT was the kick out the door onto the front porch, which I truly needed. I have felt more alive, more myself and more belonging in the last 4-5 weeks than I have in forever. So to the lovely people in 12WBT (whether I have met you or not), to my work place, to Gym people and all the Warrnambool and surrounds Beautiful Girls- I thank you all for giving me an even greater opportunity to succeed