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!


  • 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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Are You A Handful?

This cartoon is so funny, I had to share it! (sorry guys)



But seriously….don’t you hate the uni-boob effect from most sports bras? Handful isn’t just a sports bra, it can be your every day bra too. Right now I only own 2 and they are strictly for running since I can’t keep them clean long enough to wear them for anything else!

For those of you around in January during 30DayHomies we had a giveaway from Handful bras. I ordered my first one then and now own two. They are the only bras I workout in now. Love, love, love them! They have a campaign going on now to raise money to bring their manufacturing to the USA!

If you aren’t familiar with Handful, check out this awesome video!

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The Handful Bra gives you options no matter what life throws your way. A uniquely versatile garment, the Handful offers fashion, function, and feel as an everyday bra while also providing excellent support for the smaller-chested fitness enthusiasts among us.

The Handful is also an approved mastectomy bra with generously cut pockets that can accommodate extra pads or prosthetics.  Most insurance plans will cover the cost of a bra for survivors. For more information, contact Survivor Relations at cgoldberg@handful.com. (source)


Handful is working with Crowd Supply to get the funding to move manufacturing to the USA. If you want to support them there are several options to choose from. You can donate a few dollars all the way up to pledging $250 which gets you a week full of Handful!

If you pre-order a bra but the minimum goal isn’t met you aren’t charged. They are at 53% and the campaign ends June 30! Just visit the Crowd Supply link here to find out how you can get involved.

You can find Handful on:

We are also very excited to offer a 20% discount on all Handful orders through June 30! Just use the code SSSbloggers at checkout. The discount is only good on the existing stock, not pre-orders for the new stock.

My hope is you will love Handful as much as I do! Let me know if you give them a try or decide to support their campaign!

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1