Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What a workout!

I hit the gym this evening and was very impressed with my efforts.

I did interval jogging for 1km (2min jogging/2min walking) and then I did 1km of non stop jogging. I then hoped on the weights machines and did a variety of different arm weights and finished it off with some ab workouts.

All up the workout went for 60 minutes and I burnt 455 calories which I am really happy with. I had my weigh in for the Michelle Bridges program as well. I have lost 800gms (so 400gms lost since sats weigh in) taking my total loss for the program to 4.4kgs in six weeks. I am fairly happy with that. Not sure if I will make my goal of hitting 100kgs in the 12 weeks but I will come very close, and you cannot be disappointed with that.

Take Care,
Megs xx

I wanted to add this song by singer Pink because I really do think its awesome :)


Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That's alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, missundaztood
Miss "no way it's all good"
It didn't slow me down
Always second guessing
Look, I'm still around...

Pretty, pretty please
Don't you ever, ever feel
Like your less than
Fuckin' perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like your nothing
You're fuckin' perfect to me

You're so mean
When you talk
About yourself
You are wrong
Change the voices
In your head
Make them like you
So complicated
Look how big you'll make it
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game
It's enough
I've done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons
See you same

Pretty, pretty please
Don't you ever, ever feel
Like your less than
Fuckin' perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like your nothing

You're fuckin' perfect to me
The world stares while I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in lying and I tried tried
But we try too hard, it's a waste of my time
Done looking for the critics, cuz they're everywhere
They don't like my genes, they don't get my hair
Stringe ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that?
Why do I do that?
Why do I do that?

Ooh, pretty pretty pretty,
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less then, fuckin' perfect
Pretty pretty please if you ever ever feel
Like you're nothing you're fuckin' perfect, to me
You're perfect
You're perfect
Pretty, pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less then, fucking perfect
Pretty, pretty please if you ever ever feel like you're nothing you're fucking perfect to me

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weigh in...

Hi all,

Ive been a bit slack in posting this week. I was away from Mon-Thurs and working on Fri so havent really had a chance to sit down and write a good post. I got sick last Sunday, I managed to pick up a head cold. It put exercising on the back burner on Monday and on tuesday I tried jogging but that didnt go well so I ended up swapping over to weights. Wednesday I went to a street defence class which was fun and thurs/fri I was so physically exhausted from uni and work I didnt do anything.

I am happy to report however that I lost 1.3kgs. I attribute that to trying to make good food choices despite not being able to exercise properly and the little bit of incidential exercise I squeezed in. I didnt lose many cms - 1.5 in total taking my total loss for cm's to 44 exactly. I actually put 2cm's back on my hips this week which was a bit devestating but not the end of the world.

New Stats:
Sw: 121.3
Cw: 107.2
Ltw: 1.3
Ltd: 14.1
Mini goal: 100
Overall goal: 90

I cant tell you how good it feels to crack 14kgs. Its the most I have ever lost, I am hoping to reach 15kgs this week, but I am going to eat well and exercise when I can and not place unrealistic expectations on myself. Its about being healthy overall, not the immediate numbers.

I also completed week three, day three of the couch to 10k. I made a PB as well. I basically went 2.34kms in total with my jogging intervals, last time I went 2kms and I also went 5.97kms overall, up from 5kms last time. So obviously my pace is improving which I am happy with. Although I did have a mild hiccup in the middle with a awful stomach cramp but I had a small break and then started again. I was determined to finish!

Well thats all for tonight, sorry for my absence!
Take Care,
Megs xx

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A say what now?

A role model, an inspiration, a what?

Over the last few days I have been getting some really lovely messages and phone calls. People telling me that I have inspired them to become healthier versions of themselves. I have also had people comment on my updates re: fitness and tell me I have inspired them to becomming more proactive in being fitter.

I honestly dont know what to say. I went out into the loungeroom before and I said to S, I am not an inspiration. I dont understand. And he asked me why and I said, "because I am just a girl who doesnt want to be fat anymore" and he replied, with his words of wisdom "maybe thats all it takes".

For people who read my blog or my FB friends, I want to say a huge thankyou. You're my inspiration, your love, kindness, support and comfort are what drag me out of bed each morning when its raining or when I am tired. You're the one I think about when I am pushing myself and I want to give up, because I believe in all of you. Every single person I know has the awesome potential inside, to be the best versions of themselves.

On other news, weigh in day. I lost 400gms this week and 6.5cm.

New Stats:
Sw: 121.3
Cw: 108.5
ltw: -0.4
ltd: 12.8
mini goal: 100
overall goal: 90

Cms lost 6.5cm, cm lost since the 5th Feb - a lovely 42.5cm!

This song is for all the people that inspire me:


Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.

It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

Hey, you know they're all the same.
You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in.
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else.

It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

Hey, don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just do your best, do everything you can.
And don't you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say.

It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything (everything) will be alright (alright).

As always, take care!
Megs xx

Thursday, March 17, 2011

No pain - no gain!

I almost didnt go to the gym tonight. I asked S to go in on his way home from work and tell the trainer I wouldnt be there but of course he forgot *eye roll* so I took it as a sign that I needed to go.

I surprised one of my trainers tonight. I had done a 10min warm up on the rower, 15 minutes of sprints on the bike and 10 minutes of ab work and then to "cool down" I jumped on the treaddy and despite being knackered I managed to jog 1km in 9 minutes.

Why? No pain, no gain!
I am not talking about pushing through injuries, because that isnt always advisable and a proper health professional's opinion should be sought when you are injured. But I need stamina if I am going to jog 10kms in 8 months.

My calves started to hurt first and then I got the stich I get every.single.time I bloody jog, then the lungs started to burn and I had salty sweat in my eyes and I was grunting but I did it.

Because no pain = no gain. And because I am determined to be better than yesterday!

Take care,
Megs xx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

4 weeks in to the Michelle Bridges 12wbt!

I have two weigh in days. One for weight watchers on a Saturday and one for the MB 12wbt on a Wednesday. Since the begining to the MB program (21st Feb) so four weeks ago I have lost 2.5kgs and a lovely 36cm! Cant argue with that :D

It takes me total weight loss (everything) to 12.6kgs. I really, really want to crack the 13kg mark by weigh in on Saturday. Lots of good food choices and exercise in my future, LOVE IT!

Take care,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A good and a bad day :)

I achieved a goal this morning. I hit the gym for a 50 minute cardio session and after that I managed to jog for 2.5kms on the treadmill at a 6.5-8kmph pace; it took me 22 minutes and alot of sweating but I did it without walking :) I was especially proud seeing as I had already done my cardio beforehand which included leg work, I will admit though, I thought I was going to vomit once I stopped, the exertion was pretty hard core.

The bad part of the day was afternoon time. I had a nap and when i woke up I had this terrible craving for carbs. I ended up convincing S to head down to the servo with me and we shared a Sara Lee Chocolate Chip Muffin and a container of hot chips. I felt so sick afterwards, and since then I have had quite an upset stomach which has attached me to the toilet. I guess its a kind of punishment for being naughty :)

I did go for a 3km walk with the doggies this afternoon (after the splurge) which made me feel 50% better. Burnt 170 ish calories (can check thanks to my new watch from S) so I havent quite made it up, but I am trying to turn a negative into a positive.

I am really happy with my 2.5kms though. It did feel really good :D

Take Care,
Megs xx

Friday, March 11, 2011

Weigh in, measurements and a present!

Saturday = weigh in day!

I lost a lovely 1.1kgs and 6.5cm. Yay!

New Stats:

Sw: 121.3
Cw: 108.9
Ltw: -1.1
Ltd: 12.4
mini goal: 100
overall goal: 90

New Measurements:

Bust - 120.5cm - Now: 112cm (8.5cm loss)
Waist - 122cm - Now: 109cm (13cm loss)
Hips - 130.5cm - Now: 124cm (6.5 cm loss)
Thigh - 75cm - Now: 72cm (3cm loss)
Arm - 39cm - Now: 35cm (4cm loss)

This week I lost 6.5cm and I have lost 35cm overall. Yay!

Comparing my stats to my favourite plus size store Autograph, I am a size 14 in the bust, a size 20 in the waist, and a size 16 in the hips. Comparing it to where I started five weeks ago with measurements, I have gone down from an 18 to a 14 in my bust, and from an 18 to a 16 in my hips and down from a 24 to a 20 on my waist. That is pretty darn cool :)

Also, I got a lovely surprise from S this week. He has been away with work and while he was gone he went out and bought me a lovely present. Its a Garmin Sports Watch with an inbuilt GPS and it tracks pace, time (stopwatch as well as normal time), distance, heart rate and calories burnt and I can upload my stats onto the computer. He said he was very proud of my achievements and that he wanted to spoil me. Que to awwwwwwwwwww.

Yesterday after my big day jogging on Thursday, my PT and friend E took me for a walk. We went about 5kms, with 1km being up a very steep hill. Helped strech out the muscles and hopefully push them to help with the jogging.

Been a very good week all round :)

Take care,
Megs x

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My first day of training..

For the 10km fun run.

We did a 5km circuit. We went outside and jogged around town because my PT wanted to get my used to running on different surfaces and setting my own pace, not the pace from the treadmill. It was a walking/jogging circuit, but I am proud to report that I jogged for at least 3-3.5kms. Dont know the "official" amount but according to PT that is what it was. It took an hour and ten minutes. The first interval and I was sweating and puffing like crazy, but its weird, you sort of get yourself into this rhythm and it becomes easier the further you go. My legs were dead and I was getting tired, but I felt like I could push my body more.
After a shower and a nice dinner (small home made pizza and salad for dinner) I am starting to feel quite sore. But sore in a good way :)
Take Care,
Megs x

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Every time I think my fitness has improved, I see the PT and I realise I am no where near as fit as I thought I was. Which is a good thing, except for the pain :S

Last night I was doing sprints and boxing. There was three cones on the ground, I had to start by lying on my stomach then quickly getting up and sprinting to the first cone then back on the ground and then up and sprinting to the second cone. I had to do all three cones like this and then either 40 uppercuts, 40 sraight punches or 40 up high punches, all speed. I had to do this set four times. By the end the urge to throw up was pretty strong. LOL.

I also had to do Ab work. 15 crunches, 20 flutters and 20 heel touches three times. Done inbetween the 2-3rd set of sprints/boxing and at the end of the spints/boxing.

Today I am so very, very sore!
Tonight we are going to start training for the 10km fun run. Starting with a 5km track, a combination of jogging/walking. Hopefully more jogging than walking will be done. I know I can jog for 2kms straight, but in training apparently its about making the distance fully, not about pushing yourself until you have to walk the rest because you're so tired.

Fun times. Take Care,
megs x

Monday, March 7, 2011

Goal Dress. ...

I bought this today to keep me motivated, its my goal dress. I will have to be at least a size 14 to fit into it. And I WILL do it.

Isnt it pretty :)

I also jogged for 2kms last night at 5% incline, speed 6.5-7.5kmph. Took me 17.5 minutes :) Pretty cool stuff.

Take Care,
Megs xx

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Two posts in one day : - )

One thing I realised while going through some pictures today was that I haven't shared any with my blog. Most people who read this I am sure know what I look like, but for memories sake I thought I would update and add some photos.

Some before shots:

These two pictures would have been at my heaviest, 121.3kgs. Looking back I know I was that heavy and I know I was in denial about it, and now I ashamed a little. Ashamed that I managed to talk myself into believing that I wasn't that big and that I was healthy and I honestly in my own way believed I was healthy.

This picture was taken at 114.6kgs. So a loss of 6.7kgs and officially down one dress size.

At this stage I was feeling good although not fit. This was around Jan/Feb last year. I know with weight watchers I have lost and am losing weight, but being thin and being fit are two different things. Something I have come to realise is important, especially with the training I do now with my PT and this feeling of empowerment that I have.

This photo is a current one, I am 110kgs exactly and have lost 11.3kgs.

I can definitely see a change in my face. And I know I am stronger and healthier. I still have a way to go, but you know what, it isn't as long as when I first started and its well worth the effort.

Take Care,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Breaking through and a new goal!

If there is one thing I have learnt from my fitness, it is that you need to keep pushing yourself. Never give up, never say die!

Today I jogged on the treadmill. I did 1.7kms in 15 minutes at a pace of 7kmph and a 5% incline. It. was. incredible.
I now have a goal to complete a half marathon by the end of the year, decked out in Lorna Jane and feeling fabulous!
Megs x

Friday, March 4, 2011

Weigh in day!


This week I am very happy to report a loss of 1.8kgs. I worked hard, I ate well and I am really, really happy with the results. I also lost another 9.5cm this week.

New Stats:

Sw: 121.3
Cw: 110.0
Ltw: 1.8
Ltd: 11.3
mini goal: 100
overall goal: 90

Cm Stats:

Bust - 120.5cm - Now: 113cm (7.5cm loss)
Waist - 122cm - Now: 113.5cm (8.5cm loss)
Hips - 130.5cm - Now: 124cm (6.5cm loss)
Thigh - 75cm - Now: 73cm (2cm loss)
Arm - 39cm - Now: 35cm (4cm loss)

All up I have lost 28.5cm! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Megs xx

Been quiet.

I have been around, training.

I also had Chinese for dinner, shhhhhhh dont tell anyone.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Strength training..

Oh god, I am sore as.

As part of the Michelle Bridges 12 wbt you need to alternate between cardio and strength. I showed my PT the strength workout tonight and she reckons we could work harder, and work harder we did.

We did a circuit which included the use of a bar with weights. I did 15 chest presses, 15 squats with the bar on my shoulders, 15 bent standing rows, 20 squats with a dumbell to my chest. I did this four times with a weight of 15kgs on the bar and a 5kg dumbell for the squats.

I then did intervals on the rowing machine. Basically I had to row slowly and then do 30 seconds of hard push rowing where the power needed to be above 50. Normally on the rower a casual row for me is around 25-30, so 50 is a bloody hard slog.

I am feeling good though. I have my 12 wbt weigh in tomorrow, so I will come back and report on the results. I dont have my ww weigh in till saturday, which is my main weigh in :)

Take Care,
Megs xx