Tuesday 12 February 2013

to begin the 12WBT

So it has begun!

Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation. If I was a brave person I would put up my before photo so you could see what I'm working with.... but right now I am not that brave.

Yesterday was day 1 and I must say, so far so good. Banana Bruschetta for Breakfast, Yoghurt for Morning Tea, Roast Beef, Avocado and Cottage Cheese Wrap for Lunch and it was meant to be Grilled Fish for Dinner but not being a fish fan I looked through the tonnes of substitute recipes and made Asparagus and Sweet Potato Soup (YUM!). Also thought this would be good to have in the freezer for those nights when I get home and don't feel like cooking (I know they will happen!)

I was so strong at morning tea as it was a staff members birthday over the weekend so there was cake everywhere! But I held strong and sat away from it and munched down on my yoghurt.

The lunch was delicious although it was made at about 6:30am and not eaten until about 1:15pm it was a little soggy! Another downfall of being a teacher..

My difficult time is always that stretch between when school finishes and dinner and today I will say I was starving! I got home from work and had a couple of slices of the Bega Light Cheese that is on the allowable snack menu before changing and heading off to the gym for a Zumba class....or so I thought...there lay my first fail. I turned up an hour late! On the class sheet they gave me it has that Zumba was a 5:45 so I turned up at 5:30 only to discovered that it had just finished. :-(
So instead I jumped on the tready and the bike and tried the best I could. I know that I would not have burnt as many calories as I would have doing the Zumba class but I like to think of that saying "Even if you are walking you are lapping everyone sitting at home on the couch!"

So it's early early days but I am feeling good, fingers crossed I can keep it up!

Today I am linking up for the first time with Essentially Jess for IBOT


  1. Hi and welcome to the fun of #IBOT. Good luck with the 12week challenge I have heard nothing but great things about it.

  2. oooh! good luck! I know several people who have had HUGE success with this program! I think the key is to keep it up after the 12 weeks is up though. You can do it! And welcome to IBOT! :) -Aroha #teamIBOT

  3. That afternoon stretch is the worst isn't it? Hang in there, it's only just the beginning. Good luck.

  4. Well done for day 1! I know you can keep it up - sounds like you are so motivated and driven already - good luck with it Zita! Kirsty @ My Home Truths

  5. Good on you for doing it! I've heard such positive things about it.

  6. Good luck - I am sure that you will see some amazing results if you follow the program.
    Have a great week !