Thursday, August 18, 2011

Why I'm doing the 12 Week Body Transformation

It all boils down to the fact that I am stuck.

Stuck at a weight I don't want to be.

Stuck in a mind-set I can't seem to change on my own.

I need help.

In the past I have been known as the healthy one. I'd take along my carrots and celery sticks. Eat rice cakes and drink water. But it wasn't true health. I didn't feel good. I felt tired.

Now I'm eating way too much, exercising too little, and, you guessed it, I'm still tired!

Right now, I am still considered to be within the healthy weight range for my height. BUT that will surely change if I keep going they way I am going.

I am currently about 7 kilos (10-15 pounds) over my usual weight. I say usual because it's the weight I've been for most of my adult life.

My clothes are tight, yet I refuse to buy new jeans in a bigger size. It is not happening!

I've been wearing a lot of long, stretchy skirts! I like my skirts, but I don't want them to be my only choice for clothing!

I need help. My brain is tired of thinking about needing and wanting to lose weight. I look at doing the 12WBT as a way to give myself a break. Yes, it will be hard work, but I'm following directions, not  thinking up everything myself.

I need support.

It really helps to know people going through the same thing. The comradery within the 12WBT forums is already brewing and I am thankful to be a part of it.

I hope to be an encouragement to others as well as find some encouragement myself :)

It begins . . .

I am excited about the 12 Week Body Transformation! It has come at the perfect time for me. I have been feeling pretty yucky and have found myself struggling along for the past few months...hey, it's probably a year or two by now!

I've set up this blog to record my progress. I want to get through some of my issues once and for all. Writing helps me do that.

I plan to be gut-wrenchingly honest (and not worry too much about grammar).

It was very tempting to set this blog up with a new email address and change my profile so no one would know it was me! And even though I'm not sure anyone I know in real life will read this, I want to own my words. 

So this is it.

The real honest truth. 

Scary and exciting all at the same time!