Saturday, 3 February 2007

Fitness challenge

Over the next twelve weeks I'm undertaking a fitness challenge at my local Fernwood gym. Fernwood are one of the sponsors of the second season of Biggest Loser in Australia, and they are running the challenge while the show is screening.

I'm really keen to take part in the challenge for the following reasons:

1) I applied to be on the first season of The Biggest Loser but wasn't successful. At the time I applied I weighed 104 kg. Before the show screened I was up to 110 kg - still 8 kg less than my heaviest recorded weight (August 2004). Watching the show, I was inspired to work hard to lose weight and become fitter. By the time the second season applications were open, I had lost more than 25 kg. To date, I've lost 39 kg over the past two and a half years.

2) I reached a plateau with my weight loss over the Christmas / New Year period and I've found it hard to get started again. The challenge is team based, which suits my personality. I'm feeling really motivated about taking part in the challenge.

3) I have a goal to be able to run in a 10 km fun run in April this year. Getting fit now will help me to achieve that goal.


Celeste said...

Hi Kathy! Welcome to blogland. I've got as much weight to lose as you have already lost but the running bug has hit me too! I thought I was in it for the weightloss but now I'm in it for the fitness. I run very slowly, but I'm out there. I've got my first 4km fun run coming up next week - and my aim is to run it all!! A good time would be nice but is not critical.

I'll keep popping in to see how your challenge is going! What are you running??

Kathy said...

Hi Celeste! Thanks. I'm really looking forward to keeping a record of my progress.
At the moment, I've been doing interval running .. 2 mins walking, 2 mins running .. covered 3.5 km in 30 mins on Thursday night on the treadmill. Will be going for a run outdoors with my personal trainer on Monday night, which will give me an idea of where I'm at.

It's really exciting to get my first blog comment. Thanks for that.

Kaz said...

Hi Kathy, wow, I joined Fernwood (Darwin) about 4 weeks ago now and do 3 Pilates classes and 2 pump classes each week along with walking on the treadmill with a friend about once a week - the friend does not want to progress yet! You have done an amazing job losing that weight, well done!!! Great to hear from you and look forward to reading how you fare...