It’s the final week baby!
I’ve been at this twelve whole weeks. It doesn’t seem that long but at the same time it seems like I’ve been doing this forever.
Something I read this week really resonated with me;
There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something you only do it when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
Last week I strayed a little off track with my nutrition. Fortunately my exercise cancelled out my few indiscretions but I didn’t feel good; I didn’t feel like I was keeping my word. I felt my integrity sliding and old habits creeping back in. I want to finish with a bang so I make sure I do 7 days of workouts.
Today I did a double; morning workout at the gym doing cardo & circuit weights and then an afternoon walk with Harley. Total calories expended 886.
I put all my weights up at Body Pump class. Leah, one of the trainee instructors talks to me after the class and says that she thinks I’m doing so well and asks if I’ll be at the gym in 2 weeks as she’s filming the class for her final assessment! I do 25kg on the squat track – booyah! 532 calories expended.
Dinner Club for November is at Hard Rock Cafe in Darling Harbour. Jay hears that it’s “the best burgers in Sydney”. Pft! I’ll be the judge of that. They fail. Epic fail. Potentially the worst burger I’ve ever had.
Outdoor morning walk with Harley. I’m not really feeling it this morning and just walk (no running). 265 calorie expended.
The sun is out so after work it’s a run with Harley then a kettlebell workout in the back yard. 450 calories smashed out in 57 minutes.
Body Balance class at the gym after work. I love Balance and I find out that my body is much better prepared & rested for Super Saturday if I do Balance on Friday night. 207 calories expended.
I love Berry Bruschetta. Made with low-fat ricotta cheese, strawberries and blueberries.
Take-away chicken from Nandos with homemade coleslaw and gherkins. 530 calories for a treat meal!
The final SSS for the round included my fitness tests, followed by 2km run and then a kettlebell workout in the backyard. My fitness test stats are as follows:
- 1km run time trial: 5 mins 42 secs
- Sit-up level 4 out of 5
- Sit & Reach Test: 15cm
- Push-Ups: 18 full push-ups in 1 min, followed by another 36 push-ups on my knees in 1 min
- Wall Sit: 3:00 mins
Casual walk with Harley around the Bay. 213 cals expended.
- Total Calories Expended: 3317
- Total Time Working Out: 7 hrs 51 mins
- Total Week’s Weightloss: nil (stayed the same from week 11)
12 Week Stats:
Well, that’s the end of my 12 week body transformation for 2011!
- I am 11.4kgs (25lbs) lighter.
- I am almost 30cm smaller.
- I am a full dress size smaller.
- I can run 1km without stopping – actually I can run just over 2kms (1.2 miles) without stopping!
I’ll be writing a general post on my lessons learnt and overall details around my achievements. I am doing the program again in 2012; preseason kicks off on 16th January. Thanks for your encouragement and support over the last 3 months!