Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blogging Challenge

Hey again

Yep, published a post five mins ago but you know by now that this whole experience is pretty exciting and I don't wanna go just yet!

I have decided to join in the blogging challenge over at Shrinking Kath because it sounds like fun.  She will post a challenge each week that is blog-related and I will do my best to meet the challenge! So her first challenge is "Introduce yourself".  There are questions posed and we are to provide the answers, sooooo here goes!

1. Describe yourself in 25 words or less. You can get straight to the point - or bring your creativity into play. 
I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, sister, aunty, teacher and friend.  I am insanely busy but love my life.
2. What brings you to 12wbt? Getting fitter? Losing weight? (Gaining weight??) Are you first timer, a repeat offender?? 
I watched my friend Sarah Buck lose weight and talk about 12wbt... I didn't know what it was so googled it.  I signed up for the next season but after three months of no work (and therefore, no pay) I didn't go ahead.  Then, I saw Sarah again (we go to scrapbooking retreats) and she looked AWESOME!  I congratulated her on her achievements and thought about her a lot.  Then I noticed on facebook, she mentioned 12wbt and the rest - as they say - is history!

I am here to be the best me I can be.  I need to lose between 20 and 30 kilos and have absolutely no doubt that I WILL do it.  The work I have to do to get there doesn't even faze me!  I am SO pumped!
3. Why do you blog?? 
It's just like keeping a diary!  I love it, and don't even mind if noone reads it, it's just my way of jotting down my thoughts.  I often think about my blog during the day.  I am not even being a perfectionist about it which is cool, it doesn't matter if I don't add photos or if I have a typo or two.  That's ok with me!
4. Who is your biggest inspiration in life and why (doesn't have to be weight loss)
I have so many.  My Nan who lives in Heaven lived a life similar to mine.  We both conquered living situations that were not the best to be in and then made a much better life for ourselves.  If we had been schoolmates, I think we would have been best friends.

My parents are the most awesome influence on my life.  They are so approachable and I can talk to them about anything.  They are two of my biggest supporters, no matter what I choose to do with my life. 
5. What things in life bring you the most joy?
My children.  The everyday moments that fill my heart to bursting point.  Luckily, I get these moments all the time and I remember to live in them and enjoy them fully.
6.What do you think your greatest challenge is going to be this round?
Continuing and maintaining the effort to be well organised and have the plans set so we can follow them.  I am very busy and it's easy to do other things before the things I need to do for me.  However, I'm not going to let this happen, I have promised myself!
7. What are you most excited about 12wbt? 
The end result!
8. And what scares the pants off you?
The end result, haha!! 

I lost 32 kgs going back a few years and put just over 20 back on...  This time, it's for real and I shall make changes that become my new habits and lifestyle for the rest of my life.
9. Tell me - right now - today - how do you feel about exercise in no more than 10 words
I can do anything, I just have to get dressed.
10. Complete this sentence - in 12 weeks time - on the last day of 12wbt I am going to be feeling UNSTOPPABLE!

So there you have it! A little bit more about me.  That was quite confronting to be honest, but I did it and I'm slowly realising - confronting or not - I CAN DO WHATEVER I SET MY MIND TO!

Just watch me!
Shan xx

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