Run, Katie, Ruuun! – Monday Made


“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”~Friedrish Nietzsche

Well, It’s day one of week two for my 12WBT. And I’m still totally pumped!!

My experiences so far have been very encouraging.

Weigh-in day is on a Wednesday, so last week I had only been on the program for 2 days before the first weigh-in. I had bucket loads of self doubt when I got up on Wednesday morning. I wanted this to work so bad, but I had been feeling full of yummy food for the last two days and my previous experience with diets suggested I needed to be miserable and starving for any weight loss to occur.

I literally yelped with glee when I saw I had lost 1.9kg! I’m the first to admit that it was probably due to fluid retention. I do not have a good track record for water consumption. That is changed now. I no longer reach for a cup of tea but a glass of water. WIN!!!!

Exercise wise I have been hard at it. I get up early in the morning and do a bit of X-Box Your Shape-ing and some toning exercises for about 30min. Later in the day I try to walk with the kids down to the park (about 15 minutes either way).

The best days are the ones when I can go for a jog. Or jog/walk as it is in my case. I’m re-learning how to run! It is great and not as hard as I thought it would be. I bought this great iPhone/iPod Touch app called C25K (Couch to 5km). It is awesome. The first week was intervals of 1 min jogging, 1min30sec walking. A little ding and voice tells you if you should be walking or running and it just has your music in the background. I did it three times (as suggested) on the week 1 setting and then yesterday I did a week 2 setting which is 1min30sec running and then 1min30sec walking. I was so impressed at the improvement over only 4 sessions!! The most unbelievable part is that I even went for a jog in the freezing cold rain…… something in me has awoken and I like it.

I’m already thinking that I might do a Start to Finish Event this November in Melbourne……..(look at me getting all inspired and stuff! WOOT!)

Verdict so far? ROCK ON, 12 Week Body Transformation!!

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