Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inner Labrador Tamed!!!

How good is an ipod.  At gym today I decided to listen to the podcasts and step it down a notch on the cross trainer so as I could soak in all of Mish's info.  I came home and had a carrot stick, and then picking Chels up from school I was tempted to go through macca's for a $0.50 cone but her voice was ringing through my brain so I came straight home.  YAY!!! Its working

Also am so bloody proud of myself as the past 2 days i have moved 2000 roof tiles approx 50 metres to another part of the backyard.  That is 8 tonne!!  And the motivation behind this was - i want the concrete down around our pool area before xmas so I can have a massive NYE party here.  And even though I went to the gym and worked outside for 4 hours moving tiles I feel fantastic.  Well.... that was until i walked inside to find the dog had snuck in and trampled mud all over the carpet i had cleaned yesterday!!!  Oh well, keep on smiling..

Going to put in a huge effort this fortnight, looking forward to a big challenge ahead.  My 8 week goal is to run 5 kms, that is around our block.  First run on Sunday as tomorrow i have boot camp. have a great weekend everyone xo

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A little story of self discovery

I had a trip back down to the country this weekend to see the family.  I was all excited as since starting this journey (the sign up) I have lost 6.1 kilos (4.1 since commencement day) and i hadn't seen anyone so I knew they would be able to notice.

I pull up at mums and she says hi grabs my daughter and asks how the trip was.  No "you look fabulous"  NO "wow you have lost weight"  NO RESPONSE WHAT SO EVER!  That really hurts... 

I proceeded to take everything in from the car up to the room and by the end of the drive and unpacking was exhausted so i grabbed a bottle of water and went to sit down.  "Are you having a champagne"  My response was "no thanks , I will just have water"  ............  That was the start of it, How could i go down and not drink, "For god sake Andrea, just have one, it wont kill you".  or "We'll see how long this diet lasts". 

Now any other time i would give in and JFDI and have the drink so i don't get ridiculed all weekend, but i was determined this time and for me CONSISTENCY WAS THE KEY. 

To top things off tea for the first night (knowing i am on this journey of weight loss) was salad smothered in dressing, none kept aside for me.  With enchiladas covered in cheese and dripping in oil.  I still wonder today was she doing it to sabotage my journey, and if she was "IT DIDN'T BLOODY WORK".

I learnt from the weekend
  1. I don't need anyone to tell me I am losing weight and looking good as i look in the mirror and i can see the changes.
  2. That my name of FITNFAB4XMAS will stand to show them all
  3. Next time I take my own food down
  4. and the last is that i am so proud of myself for being able to get through the weekend and still be able to lose weight this week.
  5. I love coming home!!!!!!!
I may have a partner who cant do much as he is injured and I may be running around like a lunatic after our 2 kids and trying to finish off renovations, and i know i have to move 2000 roof tiles by the end of the week all by myself, but i know that I AM HAPPY, I AM SELF SATISFIED AND I LOVE MY PARTNER AND KIDS.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gaining Inspiration from another 12wbt

Today was boot camp day and I was really struggling to get out of bed due to a sore back.  Instead of laying back down I pushed through the pain and got dressed then decided to do a few stretches at home before heading off to boot camp day. 

You see, if it were just me going to the gym or going for a run i probably would have layed in bed and not bothered but last week i met so many amazing girls who are taking this journey too and that is what gave me the inspiration to just do it!!!

Here's the funny thing, I met Kev (the other trainer) for the first time this morning and first conversation was about all my injuries, knee reco, slipped disc, bad pelvic floor (yay to toilets being at the oval!!) and went on the sob story of my journey of weight gain.  BUT  5 mins into the session I had no time to stop and think about the injuries I had previously as Kev and Jason worked us like you wouldn't believe.  And each time I felt like i was having a heart attack.... it made me smile, as i knew that this was a turning point for me. 

No more talking about the past, just the future and what it takes to get there.  I have used my injuries as an excuse to exercise hard for so long - as soon as the going got tough, it would be "my foot", "my knee" "my back" - No more!!!  Although I did have to run to the loo twice which is out of my control!! I'll blame my daughter for that when she is 18!

Prob the most inspiration moment for me today was Ktee who when doing the Indian running she wanted to give up with about 100 metres to go.  Instead of letting her drop off the back, we cheered her on to keep up with us on the journey and after about 3 seconds she said "I'm back in" - WOW!!!!  Totally amazing as I watched her when she ended and she was over the moon, you could see how proud she was of herself for finishing and i could feel how proud i was that she finished and that the other 3 of us didn't let her give up.  As Mish would say "that was a moment" and one that i wont forget every time i train from now on... to push through that pain and be a team!!  Hat off to you Ktee - YOU ROCK!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Yes 100 grams i put on this week.  have i been sitting in the corner sulking and blaming everyone else.

You see, for me this was my time to sit back and look at the week.  Yes there were many of external excuses out of my control, but do i blame them , Not at all.  You see the past few weeks i have learnt that ORGANISATION is the key.

Was I organised for last weeks food and exercise..............No

Did I diarise my exercise and book creche in......................No

Did I take my own snacks to the hospital whilst waiting for partners appointment................No

So there you see it.....  I have acknowledged that I ANDREA KERR sabotaged my own weight loss by
  1. Not being organised
  2. Not being organised AND
  3. Not being organised!!!!
I'm definitely not upset about this as for the first time I have sat back and looked at this and fully confess that this was all my fault, no-one else's just mine.  And i feel fantastic for it!

For me this is a huge breakthrough - I have broken down the emotional wall of fear when i put on weight and it is the most amazing feeling as for the first time I don't want to give up!

I feel inspired, motivated, and most of all I know i won't mope around the house and make everyone in my families life miserable for the next 2 days.  So anyone out there that is reading this and feels negative about their weight gain, look back at your week and own up to all the indiscretions you did.  For me mine was organisation plus!!  Would love to know what yours are? xo

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Had my first bootcamp session today and boy am i feeling it!!!

Although i am sore i am feeling fantastic as I now realise just how pathetic I have been in pushing myself.  No wonder i cannot burn enough calories.  So this week, I am going to toughen up and push push push!!!  Not sure if the legs will be able to handle this after the lunges and burpees!

Anyone that feels like they are pushing themselves should have at least one training session with a PT as you will soon realise you can go way above your limits. 

I attended the one at Duncans Road in Werribee and met so many great wbt'ers.