Getting back on that bike - again!
Well as the title says (thanks to Rob for the inspiration, I nicked it from your post!)
I am getting back on that bike, the old TT bike! Although to be fair I have never been off the TT bike, I found TT training back in Dec 2010 and have used the programs ever since, they are the best.
I have taken part in and won a TT contests before so I am not eligible to win this time around, but it never was about the winning, it's because taking part in a TT contest simply gets resultls.
It gives me the focus and commitment I need to succeed and the support you get is fantastic.
I have regained a bit of the weight I lost since winning Contest number 11, but I have always kept up my TT training so this is about getting my nutrition back on track and I know the contest forum will help me do this.
I seem to yo you with around 8lbs but am sure it would be more if I did not continue with the TT programs.
So here I am back again, now living in the UK after 6 years in NZ, it has been a bit tough since returning with no jobs and finding schools for the children etc. I am still not working which is hard being home all the day on my own, but I am the only one that take control of my eating and I must do that now.
I did start contest number 14 but fell by the way side, but not this time, I am in it for the long haul and I will post my goas and measurements later today.
good luck to everyone and I look forward to sharing the TT transformation with eveyrone, great to see some familiar faces as I know the fantastic support and knowledge they offer, but also looking forward to helping in any way I can.
Cheers for now Katie :)
ps goals, measurement and stragegy to follow!
Hey Katie, please keep us posted on your progress. End 2012 with a bang!
Glad to see you are still at it and back here, Katie....continued success!! Rob;)
Then we really could finish 2012 with a "bang".
Welcome back Katie. Best of luck with your goals. Concetta
Welcome back Katie. I remember you from TC11. I quit that one...and 12 :)
Hope you reach your goals.
Heya Katie.. So you are back in the northern hemisphere..wow.. such big changes. Nice to see you here. :)
Update so far
Thanks for the messages of support I need them!!
I had a really good first week but 2nd week all went down hill and any losses I made in the first week, were regained in the 2nd week. But..... I will not give up, I am here to do this and do this I will:)
I looked back through my previous contest and thought about what got me through and how I had success and I reminded myself what I need to do!
So, I need to post my starting stats, set my contest goals, and set out how I am going to do this.
R thigh 22.5 "
L thigh 23.5"
Belly - measurement just below belly button - 34.5"
Maintain this when I finish contest
How I am going to do it:
1. Follow TT programs - started with Metabolic Finishers
2. Log food every day on my fitness pal
3. Set daily goals
4. Avoid processed foods
5. Base diet on fruit/veg/nuts/lean meat
6. Add in 1 -2 fasts a week if required
7. check into TT forum at least 3 times a week more if possible
To do this all this I also need to be organised and plan ahead by shopping in advance and preparing a menu so I know what I am going to eat each day.
Plan my workouts into my week.
I am currently unemployed so am home all day and husband is working away so am struggling some days with the nutrition as I am home alone all week. I am job hunting each day and spend a lot of time on the internet applying for jobs, but have also offered to help out at my son's school as I do need to get out of the house!
I am not currently a member of the gym as finances will not allow it, so am working out at home, I have a weight bench, and a small set of weights and have set up a mini gym in the conservatory.
I am committed to working out and even through the tough times of being unemployed, stress of moving back to the UK etc, I have maintained my workouts so I know I can do this. My hardest problem is nutrition - but it always has been!!
I will also try to post my workouts and nutrition as I know that accountability is important and of course the advise and help from the other TTer's
Monday - workout
Workout A - Metabolic Finishers:
2 scrambled eggs, tomatoes, 2 slices ham, 1 slice of bread
15 cashew nuts
Stir fry veg, peppers, tomatoes, spring onion, basmati rice, 1 slice ham,
Green tea and water throughout day
It's Tuesday today and I am doing a fast until 6pm this evening, it's recovery day today and I need it!
I have been working out with Metabolic Finishers, which has Burpees in workout A but I have been substituting them with Total Body Extensions as burpees often set my back pain off.
Well I was feeling strong today so thought I would give the burpees a go, I managed them fine but today my back is a bit niggly. So maybe I do need to go back to the TBX instead, or not do as many burpees as they are definitly tougher!
Ok that's me for today, I will drop by some of you posts.
Keep up the great work
Cheers for now Katie:)
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