Week 1 compared to week 8.
8 weeks of consistent hard work.
There were slip ups and lack of motivation but determination overruled the miserable old me!
6kgs down, so much more energy, increase in strength and muscle, decrease in heart rate and cms. But most of all a happy, happy girl thanks to @thebod_ !! The most amazing thing I’ve ever done for myself - no starving, no endless hours of cardio, no deprivation of anything. Just trusting the process, eating 5 nutrient packed meals a day and pushing myself in ways I never would have thought possible!
I’m never stopping 💪🏽💪🏽 #thebod#bodmaintenance#results#bestfeeling#bringonthefuture#imcomingforyou
And just like that the holidays are over 😭 on the flip side, that was our second to last goodbye done and dusted 🤣😙 It was amazing having you by my side as usual, even more so now with so many exciting things happening!!! 💜💜💜 love you heaps and heaps! #lovehim#excitingtimes#bringonthefuture
Before starting my journey I was very sceptical..
However I was training a lot but never really got the results I wanted, I was constantly tired and looking for a way to kick my energy level up and boost my performances (also burn a bit of fat but I never mentioned that to anyone as I thought I was in shape…) I had been following a few people on social media and also friends who were doing a dense nutrition plan and was always amazed by there before and after photos.
After a few months of staring at others sensational results it was time for me to stop looking for excuses and actually get into it.
After a few days on the program my vision on life totally changed.
Prior the program it would take me at least an hour to fall asleep and I was not sleeping properly either.. Now it takes me less than 10 minutes to fall asleep and I sleep all the way through the night. No more cloudy feelings in the morning, by the time I open my eyes I’m switched on and ready to GO.
No more siestas on the weekend to recover from the heavy load of work during the week, my body cannot stop. I am constantly of the GO.
My strength when I train has increased of more than 10% on each exercise, which makes me feel like a superhero on a daily basis (pretty good feeling). With the increase of energy that it has brought me I have more time for everything as I get twice more done everyday than I ever used to.
Here I am now standing in front of you as a new man, 5KG lighter and finally got the body that I deserve but more important to that I am at the happiest/ healthiest/ clearest mind/ energiest stage I have ever been in my life.
What I have discovered and what it has made me discover about myself is sensational.
Side venture to the shore - interesting statue of Maddie and Mike the hillside, and tempting balance beam challenge accepted!
For those who know I am ‘unbalanced’ you’ll understand my so-called massive achievement.
For the record the turn at the far end took forever 😔 - is there such a thing as a 25 point turn??😕#lifeistooshort#neversaycant#bringonthefuture
Getting spooky on #fridaythe13th @theloopchurros 🎃💀👻 Also... Today marks our 10 year anniversary!!! I am so proud of where we have come in 10 years!! We talked about moving to L.A. in high school and am so happy we are persuing our dreams together! I know as a team we can do anything and I can't wait to see what the future brings! I love you more than ever!! ❤ @therealsamkeller #10years#spooky#bestteamever#bringonthefuture#trueloveistheshit
I realise there is heeeeaps of comp spam right now but it’s such an exciting time! 🌟 nerve racking but the excitement is real haha.
I have been keeping a low profile this week and have been trying to bring a more “fuller” look for nationals tomorrow. This week hasn’t been easy; mentally especially! To say that peak week messes with your mind is an absolute understatement! But sticking to your guns, practicing and believing in yourself makes the process a whole lot easier. Also, having a strong support network has enabled me to feel at ease with the entire process! Thank YOU sooo much to @madi.schipper @pichptfit and @marjohn_abelardo for your help, support, guidance and constant presence; it has been greatly appreciated 🌟🙌 I would definitely be a nervous wreck without you all 🤣
It’s going to be tough tomorrow as the competition is beyond amazing!! 👙Just being able to be apart of it is a huge deal and I am truly grateful to share the stage with sooo many shining stars! Whatever happens now is for a reason and I’m okay with that as I know that I have given my all throughout this prep since March this year 😊 but the one thing I’m sure of is that I will NOT stop this journey!! I have learnt so much about myself throughout the entire process and am excited to see what I can bring to 2018!Onwards and upwards always 💥
Good luck to everyone competing at nationals tomorrow! You’re going to kill it! 💪💫 lets do this!! P.S: not going to lie though, I am looking forward to a few post comp treats on Sunday 😍😂 this girl has been on prep for too long haha but I wouldn’t have it any other way! 💪✌️ #nzifbb#nzifbbbikini#nzifbbnationals2017#fitnessjourney#notgivingup#growthroughwhatyougothrough#natty#wontstopcantstop#obsessed#1dayout#letsdothis#showertime#fitgirl 💪👙 #bringonthefuture
LONG AND PERSONAL POST BELOW
I've never been one to keep worn out fire gear. But this set.. I'll make an exception for.. This is the first set I'm sad to have to retire because for me, the holes, the ash stains, the discolouration and the general bad state of repair is a memory of how far I've come in the past 12 months, not only as a fire fighter. But as a person. So I think I'll keep it. As a momento to my growth over the past year.
12 months ago I was broken, reeling from a bad break up, depressed, no confidence and stuck not being able to grow as a fire fighter and show my full potential. How the opposite is true now. I'm a totally different person, far more confident, happier, care free and content knowing I have a plan and an aim for my career. Far more content doing what I want, when I want, how I want. Joined a second brigade and already seeing huge improvements with being in a team where I'm wanted and allowed to grow. To have a team that wants to help me grow and be a better fire fighter, to work towards my ultimate goal of a disaster management/RFS job makes it all worth while.
So to those who've helped me over the past 12 months, who listened to my rants, let me cry on their shoulders, and bring out the best in me. Thank you. I wouldn't be where I am today without you. Super excited to see what this next set of gear brings. Where I'll end up and what challenge's I'll over come. Bring it on!