It has been awhile

Wow, it has been too long since I have blogged and I have missed it.

I notice my last post was all about what an amazing year was planned and how busy it would be.  Well, it has been BUSY!  Good busy, but I do tend to over commit to things.

One of the things I wanted to share about here and now was my amazing journey on the Michell Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation programme.  It was an amazing experience.

What I achieved and learnt in the last 12 weeks:

  • I feel stronger and fitter than I have in a loooong time
  • I started Cardio Tennis which I love
  • I am exercising 5 times a week and am sad if I miss a day
  • I am eating smaller portions
  • I am eating less carbs at night
  • I am more in tune with my body and I know my body does not like over indulgence
  • I am better at emotional and boredom snacking – have mostly been reaching for healthier options
  • I enjoy wine, cheese and chocolate and I will indulge, but won’t overindulge
  • My arms are looking great and i can see muscle!
  • I can fit into my old jeans and I have lost a few cm off my hips
  • I have lost 6kg since the programme started and 8kg in total
  • I am respecting my body and have a new appreciation for what it can do
  • I am more accepting of my body and what it has been through – the “scars” mean so much
  • I love myself
  • I feel more confident and that has me wear my clothes differently
  • I feel happy and energetic and generous
  • My family and friends love me the way I am, and have always been
  • Michelle Bridges is fabulous – a generous, inspiring coach
  • I would recommend this programme to anyone at any level of fitness
  • It really was the right time for me to get “me” back
  • I will continue to follow the eating and fitness and healthy lifestyle I have started
  • I don’t have anything to prove to anyone
  • I owe myself and my family and especially my kids, to lead by example in how I live my life
  • I love my life
  • I will be wearing a bikini come summer – cellulite and all
  • I have proven to myself that I can do it, that I am that person who can have exactly what they want if I work for it
  • If you want something in life, you have to commit to it
  • I did not reach my “target” weight loss of 7.5kg, and I know why I didn’t
  • Every moment in life is an opportunity to learn and choose and recommit
  • The way I speak to my kids about this journey is so important.  Conversations about diet and skinny and weight loss and “how I look” have no place in our home
  • Conversations about health and fitness and strength and energy and activity and respecting your body are the conversations to have
  • My weight loss target has been a measure of how I am doing and who I am being about my health and my body, not a goal in itself
  • I am 43 and have never felt happier, healthier, stronger or more loved in my life
  • It was time!!!!

afterPhoto courtesy of my 5 year old daughter.

Enjoy whatever journey you are on xx

All content is the copyright of Louise Fletcher Photography.

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