12WBT Round 1 Recap
Flashback - these were my before and after pics from the last round.
My 'After' photo for this round.
Stats for this round:
Weight - 49.9kg
Height - 159cm
BMI - 19.7
Weight lost this round - 3.6kg
Weight loss % - 7%
Total centimetres lost - 17.5cm
1km time trial - 4mins 58secs
My before and after pic for this round
Stats combined with 2 rounds of 12WBT (24 weeks)
Weight lost - 12.1kgs
Weight loss % - 20%
Total centimetres lost - 72.5cmsStarting BMI - 24.5 now 19.7
Original 1km time trial - 7min 16secs now 4mins 58secs
Clothing size - was a size 10 -12 now I'm a size 6
Running - When I started the 12WBT program I struggled to run for 3 minutes straight, now when I am injury free I can run for 2 + hours.
Body Fat % - starting was 33% in 'obese' range, now 21% and in the 'fitness' range
My progress over the past 24 weeks.
I am incredibly proud of my efforts, and it hasn't been an easy journey. Unfortunately, due to an ITB knee injury I haven't run my half marathon yet but I WILL. My longest run was 18.5kms three weeks ago, and it felt fantastic. My Physio has told me that I have done too much too soon, and he advises that the lead up to a half marathon should be 12 months if you're a novice runner like myself. Considering I ran my first 5kms on Christmas Day just under 5 months ago, I have come a long way!
I certainly didn't intend to lose this much weight. I would be more comfortable if I was sitting on 52kgs. I have not counted calories for over 3 months but at a guess I would say my daily average calorie consumption would be 1800. I haven't exercised very much at all these past 3 weeks due to my knee injury, and I still haven't gained weight, but I am starting to lose lean muscle. No one has commented that I look 'too skinny' or underweight, and I don't think I do either.
I love that I have a flat stomach for the first time in 15 years, I love that there is no more muffin top when I wear a pair of jeans, I love that I am happier and have more energy to run around after the tribe and I love that getting dressed each morning is no longer a depressing battle of the bulge.
HB loves that I no longer say 'does this make me look fat?' .. HA!
I have signed up for one last round (I think it's my last) of 12WBT and this time I will be doing Lean & Strong. I plan to put some weight back on in muscle and to add some tone and definition. I haven't started the round yet, but I am ready to go now, and my knee is feeling a lot better so I will just be a week behind everyone else. Right now I can barely run 5kms without collapsing in pain and from what I've researched, if I increase my strength training this should in turn help with my ITB injury.
This really deserves its own blog post, but I am feeling lazy today.
I was absolutely thrilled to discover that I was one of the 12WBT Round 1 Top 10 Finalists. I didn't quite believe it when I first got the email, and I quickly forwarded it to HB asking if he thought it was a scam? Little did I know that I would be on a plane to Melbourne in less than 24 hours time to meet Michelle Bridges and the fabulous 12WBT team.
I have to say she was just so beautiful and gracious!
And she is super tall, I wasn't expecting that at all.
I had my hair curled professionally for the second time in 15 years.
I totally did this.
The finale was a blast! I had the best girls night out ever with my friend Valerie. Between the two of us we drank an awful lot of champagne and danced the night away like we used to when we were in our twenties. A big thank you to those people who came up and congratulated me and had followed my journey here on the blog! I am still blown away that people read my ramblings.
Thanks for having me Val xx
I didn't win a major prize, but I wasn't expecting too either. I will resort to a little bit of wankery and say it was an absolute honour just to be nominated as a finalist. I didn't apply for any of the body transformation awards so I am assuming I was nominated for 'Blogger of The Round'. And that is only possible because of all of you wonderful readers who stop by and read my blog.