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Day One Of The Rest Of My Life

Hi to my 12wbt family and friends.  Well after hours of frustration and lots of help from a few forum friends I think I am about to post my first blog.  Yippe. I am so not tech savey at all so here goes.

Welcome My name is Heidi and I wanted to start blogging to keep myself accountable. Sort of like a daily diary. So this is Day one of the rest of my life.   I live in Cockatoo Victoria and I am a 42 year old wife and mother of 3 lovely kiddies and a Nana of my scrumdiddlyumptious grandson Cooper. Cooper has filled a hole in my heart I didn't know existed. Anyway enough of my Nana bragging. 

Before I started 12wbt I was a very unfit and unhealthy 120kg 42 year old who couldn't even walk 100 meters without having to stop to catch my breath.  If I kept up with this life style I would not have had the chance to watch Cooper grow up to be an adult. I could not do that to him.   A very special friend (SM you know who you are) had started exercising at a bootcamp and Inspired me to do what she was doing. So on the 1st of August 2011 (5 months ago) I started going to Intensity Health in Emerald.  I can still remember the first day I went to training.  I was so scared when I walked down those steps.  My palms were sweating and my heart racing and I hadn't even done any exercise yet. At this stage I had to either fight or flight. Fight the fear of exercise or flight and run away there and then. Well thank god I picked fight. I have fought of 30 kilos in 5 months  and have loved every bit of the journey so far. 30 down and 30 to go. 

Some of My Wonderful
Team Mates at Intensity
My trainer Hoffy is my inspiration and mentor and without her I wouldn't be here today. She has taken me and transformed me both physically and mentally. She has believed in me from the start, when I didn't even believe in myself.  She has taken me from an existence to a life that I can't wait to wake up for in the mornings.  She has taught me that life is to short to wake up in the morning with regrets.  If you get a chance take it and if it changes your life let it.  She taught me that it wasn't going to be easy but it was going to be worth it and to JFDI. Then she introduced me to the 12wbt which I just can't get enough of either.  I started in Round 3 2011 and lost 24 kilos inluding pre season. I had never succeeded at a weight loss journey before until I started the 12wbt last round. It taught me to take control of my health and fitness and to take full responsibility for what I was doing or not doing to my body.  I learnt that it isnt easy to change how you live.  In fact it took tremendous courage, strength for me to look at my life and see where I had been going wrong and with the help of Hoffy, Mish and all my wonderful team mates at intensity I have been able to switch directions.

I have gone from doing absolutely nothing in my life, to a life that is that full of excitment, friendship and happiness I can't see how it could get any better,  but I know it will. I have some fantastic goals in the months ahead that I will achieve. Some of those are to loose 30 kilos by the end of the next 12wbt, to complete the tough mudder circuit with my team at the end of March and to proudly do 100 burpees next to Hoffy when she does her burpee challenge ln April.  All of these I know are achievable now.

At the start of this journey I had a long term goal to dismiss half my body weight (60 kgs) as of last Wednesdays weigh in I was half way.I know I am only at the beginning of my  journey and what a journey it is.  I have lost and found so many things so far on the way. I would like to thank everybody that has travelled with me on my journey and guided me.  You are my rock and I love your work. Yeah just did my first blog .

Quote  Every Food choice we make takes us a step closer or further from our weight loss goal


  1. So glad you were able to get the blog up and running! Can't wait to read more of your posts.

  2. Thanks whirlsie I would not have been able to do it without you. Im still fumbling my way around but getting there. thank you


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