Things have not been fantastic in the exercise department. Just when I get into a routine “life” happens and we go to town for a school day, a work conference or I just get busy. I know – they are the usual excuses. It seems I am lacking a little thing called discipline. Does anyone know where I can get some of this? Is it going cheap anywhere?
At the beginning of March I joined Joys Fitness Hub and I wrote a post all about it, you can read that one HERE. I am sure many of you know Joy. She is a fabulous Outback Chick, I wrote a post all about Off The Track Training at the beginning of last year, you can read it HERE. Funny that – the old “it’s a new year, lets get fit and fabulous”. It seems I am struggling with it a little this year despite Joys every effort to help me.
I was very kindly gifted a membership to Joys Fitness Hub and I feel like I have failed her. Oh the failure. Joy would probably want to jump in and slap me right about now, she would tell me to stop being so hard on myself and that I should just do something everyday because “something is better than nothing”. Joy will never make you feel like a failure, her program is all about lifting you up and motivating you.
So do you know what I am going to do? I am going to track my progress on here, because lord knows it seems I need something to keep me motivated and if I have all of you to keep me accountable maybe, just maybe I will have a little bit of discipline. What do you think? Would you like to join in with me? Perhaps you are already a member of Joys Fitness Hub or maybe you are just cruising along with your own program. Either way, lets keep each other accountable. This is what Joys Fitness Hub is all about…
Perhaps you would like a little taste test first, before signing up long term. Joy offers a 30 day challenge…
You can sign up to this challenge for just $47.00
Back in November I started a Facebook group: Shed it with Chards. It was a bit of a month long challenge too. And you know what – it worked. We all kept each other motivated and I really did stay focussed during that time. Everyone was just so supportive. Joy offers her own group which I have obviously not been joining in with enough because I have just not stayed motivated this time round, I am going to start checking in with them on a more regular basis, because they are the most supportive bunch of people. So weather you are going it alone, heading to an actual gym or a member of Joys Off The Track Training Fitness Hub then lets all stay focussed and keep each other accountable.
So, in an effort to keep things real I am going to tell you what my goals are and why I want to succeed with this.
I want to feel good. I want to be healthy and happy. I want to feel good in my clothes. I don’t want that muffin top hanging over the jeans, I don’t want to sit down in tight jeans and feel gross and uncomfortable – you know that feeling, don’t you? It just gets you down.
Joy tells us to throw the scales away, just go on how we feel. Now that is all well and good but for a control freak like me I need those scales to keep me accountable. Even if it is to just maintain how I am going, so I don’t fall off the wagon quite so badly. Sorry Joy, but I am going to keep the scales and weigh in each week (I know it is not for everyone but I think I need it). I will check in with you all at the end of each month so you can hold me accountable, this might give me the motivation I need to stay on track.
Ok, time to be brave. Here are my stats at the moment.
Weight: 65.40 kg (my weight at the start of this program was 66.4 kg so I have actually lost a little bit)
Waist: 91 cm
Bust: 96 cm
Bum: 105 cm
Right Thigh: 62 cm
And what do I want to achieve? Well I know that to feel great about myself and comfortable in my clothes I need to drop 5 kgs, make that 5.4 kgs (sometimes 5 kgs can be harder than 20 kgs). I know that 60 kgs is a comfortable weight for me. I also measure, because sometimes the scales may not change but the cm’s do. I also know that carbs don’t agree with me. Joys program is all about going back to basics, chuck out all that low fat crap and just eat whole foods. Get rid of the skim milk. Whenever I eat carbs I get really bloated, I look 9 months pregnant sometimes and just feel like crap. I know that if I can stay away from the carbs and exercise regularly then I can do it. Sounds simple doesn’t it… I just need that little thing called discipline.
I would like to check in with you on a monthly basis so we can track my progress and see what I have managed to achieve. I am climbing back on the wagon (yet again) and really trying to stay on board this time. Would you like to join me? Feel free to share your goals with us. I am back on board and have my fitness diary out, getting sorted.
The weather has cooled down up here so between Joys live workout and the beautiful days I have no excuse. So, with that said, it is over and out as I head off to dial into one of Joy’s live workouts (she does these on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons).
Oh and guess what, you can see Joy on TV tonight. 9:30 pm (Nine or Imparja) – a documentary called Everyday Innovators. Go Joy!!!
Are you a member of Joys Fitness Hub?
How are you going with your health and fitness?
Can you please help keep me motivated?