Michelle Bridges 12WBT: week 4

It’s the last week of my preview of the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation program.

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Just a reminder this is a paid campaign through Girls Gone Sporty, however all opinions and experiences are my own. I get out of it what I put in!

Progress:

  • When I weighed on Friday my weight was up about 1/2 a pound, but BMI was lower. (according to Wii Fit)
  • Water intake was excellent last week, gotta keep that up!
  • Food was decent, even after 20 mile run yesterday. I managed to keep it under control.
  • Push up challenge got partially completed. I will continue that.
  • Burpee challenge proved harder than expected with stitches in. I will pick that up after the stitches are out.
  • I was able to get all my runs in this last week plus 2 light days at the gym.  I’m pleased with that.

Part of my exercise plan includes running drills. Most of these I’ve seen or done some. I don’t incorporate them near as much as I should. I knew marathon training would be a lot of running, but I just had no idea how tired I would be. I have not made the time for drills.

Here are some of the drills. These are not videos from Michelle Bridges program, I was not able to get the links for those.

This weeks topic is “kicking self sabotage to the curb.” Self sabotage is not so much a slip up, a weekend of eating out. It’s how you talk to yourself and how you think about yourself and how that translates to food. Do you punish yourself with food? Do you tell yourself you aren’t worthy enough to eat right and exercise? Do you eat something and then call your self names after? Doing something against your goals on purpose or sometimes without even realizing it is self sabotage.

I see that sometimes in myself. I make a bad decision about a meal then I feel guilty about it and even worse, it sometimes leads to another bad decision. “Might as well eat this cookie, I already ruined my day with lunch.”  That kind of behavior can get us in trouble. It’s bad for our bodies and mental health, your self esteem isn’t worth another cookie. You can always start fresh at the next meal. Just because we make one bad decision, doesn’t mean the whole day or week is ruined.

Be honest with yourself.

One of the tools available is a Food Diary, similar to a calendar. It is a good tool if you don’t already track your food or write out a meal plan. I make our meal plan for the week in my phone and try to enter everything into My Fitness Pal.

Here is the Food Diary if you want to look at it and try using it. It may work for you! 12WBT_FoodDiary

I have enjoyed the program and I think I can responsibly recommend it to anyone looking for a way to get started, get organized, change your habits and kick-start a healthy lifestyle. As with any plan, you have to want it, you have to do the work. No one can do it for you.

So, Friday this week will be my last weigh in and I’ll take measurements again.

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One comment to Michelle Bridges 12WBT: week 4

  1. Betsy says:

    I think that is hardest for me, being honest with myself. I’m working on it, but it’s not the easiest thing.

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