Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My commitment

Task 4 is to Say It Out Loud!

I always have shared my exercise activities openly on Facebook. And I know that my friends love reading about what I am doing. But I have not publicly posted about the 12wbt program. I feel as though everyone will just think, Theres Roxanne doing yet another program! When I do post to Facebook this time, and I will post to my page not just my exercise groups, I am going to ask for a virtual training partner. I want someone who will check in on me daily and publicly ask me about my workouts and food. But that someone will need to be on my fitness pal because I have not found a way to post my food journal to Facebook!

I have let my family know what I am doing. And they nag me until I get my exercise done! But my husband and I will have a lengthy conversation about my goals. And we will shake on it.

All that said, I commit to complete the 12wbt program. My commitment includes following the meal plans and exercise program.

I commit to being under 200 pounds at the end of the program. To do so, I exercise 6 days a week for 60 minutes. I run c25k three days per week. I keep my fuel consumption to 1200 cal/day.

That was scary. But now that it is written following through to posting on Facebook doesn't seem so daunting.


  1. Hi Roxanne,

    I have just signed up to Michelle's 12 week course - it's all so new and so freaking scary! Your journey seems a lot like mine (apart from the kids part!).

    I am 231lb (105kg) at the moment and I have the same thing of - I don't really try lots of different diets but I do have times when I'm motivated for a couple of months and lose lots of weight and then put it all back on again. I've loved reading your comments about running because I used to love to run (five years ago when I was 30 I got down to 132lb - 60kg - a magical mark for me! I stayed there for about 3 minutes before I put all the weight back on again!) and I would love to start again but when I learned to run back then I was 'only' 176lb (80kg). I'm a bit scared my body will die if I try to run at this weight! But I want to do it.. Anyway.. I hope I can. I've just spent (NOT wasted!) $200 to try to learn to do it again so we'll see how it goes, I guess!

    Good luck with it all,

    robyn xx

  2. Thanks for your comment, Robyn. I started running again at about 225 pounds. I was amazed at how well my body has handled it. I am using c25k. I just finished week 4 and feel like I could run a full 5k tomorrow!

    I say get your runners on and go for 1 min intervals. If your body can't handle it it will let you know. I have to be honest my ankles hurt the first few weeks. Actually today was the first time they didn't hurt 😀!

    Good luck.