A New Me: Week 1 – Monday Made

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“Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
‘I will try again tomorrow.’ ”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

So, this week’s Monday Made is part of a series. Sorry to disappoint if you clicked on this hoping for a quick fix! If only!

I have finally sucked it up and faced the ugly truth- I have developed into an un-fit, jelly-belly mummy.

Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?

What to do about this? Well, I have been watching Facebook friends talk about the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation (12WBT) and so I had a look. And you know what? Pretty darn good!

It isn’t food supplements and fancy exercise thingy-ma-jigs. It’s detailed eating plans and daily exercise tasks.

I don’t need to be a member of a gym or own fancy equipment. But if I was a gym member or had fancy equipment, then there are specific plans for that too!

Enough of me being an info-mercial.

Today is the first day of week 1 and my first exercise task included a fitness test (to be repeated at week 4). The point of this is to see which level of exercise plan you should do. My results were mixed but I think I will go with beginner. Here are the results:

Sit-ups: Stage 1 (could only get my wrists up to knees). Level: Beginner

Push-ups: 22 on knees (not very good quality though). Level: Intermediate

Wall-sit: 1 min4sec. Level: Intermediate

1km run/walk: 8min40sec (!!!!) Level: Beginner

Stretch: +3cm. Level: Intermediate

Feeling a bit blargh about my current state of un-fitness, but that is why I’m doing this, right? The only way is up!!

Here is me vlogging about today and showing off (ermm, scary for YOU and ME) my flabby bits. Ho-hum.

Watch my body shrink over the next 12 weeks, but my courage grow.

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