So I signed up for the 12WBT Blog Challenge, but given my (very) slack track record recently toward my blog, I'm only just getting to answer these questions.
Week 1: Introductions:
Ok, I'm Skye. I'm 27 (huh? when did that happen?!) and I'm a Marketing Coordinator. I have degrees in Journalism and Fashion & Textile design and I'm a crafter (scrapbooker to be exact), although I haven't had much time for anything much between life, exercise, cooking, working and sleeping lately!
I live in the inner suburbs of Melbourne with my gorgeous partner Josh. He's a barista and restaurant supervisor and the love of my life. Our relationship has been a very passionate whirlwind, but an exciting and rewarding one.
I joined the 12WBT because I hgad started my own health and fitness journey and was seeing very slow results, but knew that I could learn so much more and see so much stronger results if I had the knowledge that Mish shares with this program. I knew a few people who had done it and I had seen first hand the difference it can make in someone's life if they put the work in.
I guess just to learn more about nutrition and fitness, to gain friends who have the same mindset and can offer support, because most of the people I know don't necessarily 'get' this new part of my life, it's not that they're not supportive, they're just not equipped with the tools to help me or contribute to this part of me.
Also, I'd like to lose another 8-10kg (I'm happy with where I'm at now, but this would be my dream, perfect weight).
I'm a long time blogger anyway. I've always been a writer (with a fancy degree and all), so blogging has always given me an outlet to explore different aspects of my life - craft, relationships, fashion (I really need to get stuck into that section of the blog), and now fitness. I'll be fusicing on all of it, it'll be a document of my journey, things I'm learning, the whole kit and caboodle!
I'm a gym exerciser. I dont have a license, so I walk everywhere, and I know I burn a few extra calories that way, but if I'm just at home, I know I won't be motivated. I love the gym, I love sticking my headphones in and just running, I love the rush afterwards, I love the classes, I love putting my weights up and setting new challenges, and I just don't have that at home!
I have a pretty steely determination. As I've grown older, I've become the sort of person that once I decided I CAN do something and I WANT to do something, I pretty much set about DOING it, and 90% of the time (I'm still human), doing it to the best of my ability.
I'm not really a confident person, but I am expert at giving myself fairly harsh talkings to, and I'm a good learner so I figure out a game plan pretty quickly.
I'm afraid of failing to reach my goal. I think we all are, it's human nature.
I was going to say I'm afraid that it'll all be too hard and I'll go off and sook, but I'm continually proving to myself that I'm better than that.
This is going to sound superficial and silly, but buying my finale party dress. Not just because it means a new dress (although that excites me no end), but because it means celebrating everything that I've worked so hard for. And I am working my butt off (literally)!
My biggest downfall is my mindset toward my weight. I can exercise for hours and love it and get the rush. I can eat nutritionally, I love the food. But when it comes to weighing myself, I lay in bed fretting, giving myself a pep talk, and if I record a smaller loss than I wanted to, I sulk and I'm hard on myself and I push myself far too hard and I burn out. The solution is to be more reasonable and realistic, and I know this and I'm working on it, but old habits die hard, so this one is to be continued!
Just 'health' I think. That's what it's all about for me. A healthy body and a healthy mind, and getting to a stage where this doesn't consume me, but is just a part of my everyday liestyle and something I don't have to think so much about.
And so, that's me! That's the beginning of my journey, a little bit around the wrong way since my journey is a couple of months old, but my journey none the less!
Thanks for reading! Part 2 to come soon!