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2 Days To Go

I am here really excited for the race on Sunday, but at the same time I am also trying to fight of the cold like symptoms I am feeling. I’ve been watching everything I do in the lead up to this race, and my year has been planned around completing this.

Either way (sick or not) I will be running the race on Sunday, I just hope it will be as close to 100% as possible. As it is part of the bigger picture in my weight loss process it will be a crawl across the finish line if that’s what it take.

I was reading an article about a young AFL (Australian Rules Football) player and what he has been through and sacrificed to get where he is, and there were a couple of quotes in there that really resonated with me.

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle


Have the mentality of be comfortable with being uncomfortable. While this is more a statement than a quote, I think I will have to put this one in to play on Sunday.

Either way, I know that my result will be a positive one on Sunday purely for the fact that I WILL FINISH THE RACE!

Until next time, happy fitness!


I am ready……I think

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

Bob Marley

I will be living by these words going in to the next month and beyond. I am more than ready to embrace ‘new’ and ‘change’ and all those other cliches you can think of.

Tonight will be measurements and before photos which I am a little nervous about as I haven’t shared any of my photos around (apart from with a top on), so it is quite daunting but it is all about moving forward and creating a new way of thinking/ seeing myself.

My first couple of days will be basic meals to get me through to the weekend where I can try a couple of the more “fancier” recipes and see what will work for me while I am at work during the week. It will also give me a bit of time to pre cook and prepare a lot of my staples (veggies etc) for the week.

Until next time, happy fitness!

It’s the little things

It’s the little things that are keeping me going over the past couple of weeks. I did get off to a semi decent start in 2014, but not really near where I thought I should have been and then the old mindset kicked in and I started making it hard for myself. You know the old – I’ll just sleep in this morning and make up for it tomorrow – I had a bad day at work today, so I’ll make it better by having a meal away from my weekly menu or my favourite – I really pushed myself yesterday and I’m a bit sore, so I will have to take an extra rest day (but being honest there was no need for it).

Like I mentioned at the start. It really is the little things that make me want to push and better myself or hit a new PR, and I have been receiving a few of these little things recently.

These things are as simple as a new follower/ like/ comment here on the blog (which I honestly thought I would be writing to myself), a comment of congratualtions or keep at it, people who make themselves available for questions or just general chit chat (I’m looking your way crossfitordie and Claudia), but the biggest of all is the support I am providing to others without even knowing it!

I love the fact that I am doing such a huge job of this weight loss thing, and with the support of a whole office here at work (there are a few task masters), a really good mate who really pushed me in the right direction (thanks Andrew), but most of all my family. All of the previously mentioned support is great and I will be forever in debt to all of my support team. One of the biggest motivators for me going forward is the fact I have had two people say they are working harder or have been given the kick in the pants they need by using me as inspiration to help with this.

Now this is a wonderful thing. Something I needed to do (lose weight) and do so without a second thought (even though there were a few second thoughts haha) is not only helping me, but is also providing support/ motivation to others is very humbling.

So next time I wake up and reach for the snooze button, I will continue on with my whole body knowing that this potentially has the fact to act as a butterly effect and help someone further down the road.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

Until next time, happy fitness!

The 2014 Goal List

Apologies for not getting my goals posted up last nigt. There aren’t that many at the moment but as the year goes on I may have a few to add.

My 2014 goals are:

To plan a training program and run the City To Bay (hopefully in under 60minuntes)
To attend the Crossfit competition ‘Fitwars’ (I am obsessed with Crossfit, and want to see all the hard work put in during WOD’s etc in to action)
Read all of the Harry Potter books (I love the movies and have always said I want to read the books)
Run 2000km (this will be my biggest test of the year I think)
But my main goal of the year was to get to 100kgs. But after a discussion with a friend at work she said that 99.9kgs would be way better, so I am aiming to get to this weight.

Like I mentioned there will be more throughout the year but I want to keep it to a minimum so I am a bit more focused.

I read a quote this morning from Crossfit athlete Tyson Takasaki that I thought was perfect for my situation (and a lot like me)

“We all go through the same pain. It doesn’t matter where your fitness level is at.”

So it begins

Tomorrow is the day. Even though I have already completed so much in regards to my weight loss over the past 15 months, I feel a little nervous going forward tomorrow. As I have mentioned this year is one of the biggest I will face personally. This whole weight loss journey isn’t all about me, but my amazing wife and kids and everyone who has been by side so far. I really have no choice but to further succeed……Which I will do!

I can’t wait to get in to the first week and set myself up for an even bigger month and keep moving forward. Hopefully the numbers I put up at the end of the week aren’t too bad (I haven’t really kept track of how I go), but at least I will have something to really add fuel to the fire and continually get better at.

There’s a quote from Muhammad Ali that I have always liked and try and stay as close as possible too.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
With that in mind, I will be posting my numbers from the first week next weekend and very much looking forward to it.