12wbt | week 1 roundup

Week 1 of 12 kicked off hard & fast! 1km time-trial on Monday, followed by getting myself back into the Body Pump groove and then hitting SSS with an indoor/outdoor split session. It was also a challenging “red flag” week as I had 3 social events that focused around eating out.

Here’s my summary;


Monday dinner: chargrilled steak with corn & avocado salsa
Monday Dessert: Jode's spiced yoghurt & berries
Monday workout calorie expenditure
  • 1km run time-trial (5 mins 33 sec)
  • 6 rounds plyometric intervals (1 min work, 30 sec rest) of basketball   jump squats, mountain climbers, tricep dips & pushups
  • 3km jog


Tuesday brekkie: toast with boiled egg, avocado & spinach
Tuesday dinner: Bucatini all `Amatriciana
Tuesday workout calorie expenditure
  • Body Pump class


Wednesday dinner: couscous with grilled chicken & salad
Wednesday workout calorie expenditure
  • 4km run/walk
  • 6 rounds plyometric intervals (1 min work, 30 sec rest) of basketball   jump squats, mountain climbers, tricep dips & pushups


Thursday lunch: corn thins with salmon & tomato
Thursday dinner: Steak with mash and veggies
Thursday workout calorie expenditure
  • Body Pump class (with my favourite instructor Bettina who’s back from her 3 month Europe holiday!!!!)


Friday dinner: zucchini, bacon, onion, olive & feta pita pizza
Friday workout calorie expenditure
  • Xtrainer 30 minutes / Level 9 / RPM 90+
  • Treadmill 20 mins / brisk walking on speed 6.5
  • Core workout (50 x each crunches, bicycles, toe-reach, oblique crunch all with 5kg plate)


Saturday brekkie: toast with cottage cheese, salmon, baked beans, tomato & spinach
Saturday lunch: heirloom tomato, bocconcini salad with micro-herbs
Saturday workout session1 calorie expenditure
Saturday exercise session 2 calorie expenditure
  • Body Combat class
  • 4km walk/run 


Sunday brunch: breakfast burrito with egg & bacon
Sunday exercise calorie expenditure

Notes on the week:

  • The Challenges: I was hungry! Obviously I let my portion sizes creep up during the 2 month off-season and I really felt the hunger with the decreased portion sizes this week.
  • The Upside: The exercising was great; no problem with sticking to a 7 day set (although the program only calls for 6 days)
  • The Challenges: Saturday at the movies (icecream, lollies, popcorn Oh My!) was a food challenge. I understand that I still have a long way to go to get over my psychological hangups with thinking of food as a reward. 
  • The Upside: I created a couple of great low-calorie recipes and did some cooking on Sunday for the week ahead. I also participates on the 12WBT forums which is a goal of mine this time around.

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

One thought on “12wbt | week 1 roundup

  1. I love that you’ve included upsides as well as the challenges. I HATE that you’ve included all of those pictures of beautiful looking food when I’m starving!!!! You tease!

Leave a Reply to Debbish Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: