Friday, September 30, 2011

Fitness Challenge: THE END!!!

It's all over :)

After 12 weeks of a whole new lifestyle, I lost 7 kg's (still got 1 to go over the next whenever) :) I also know that weights are supposed to be hard, and have even gotten used to doing them :) I've started playing netball. I feel GREAT :) I like eating healthy. I am fit. I like shopping, and I like getting dressed up :) I am more confident. I am soooo happy :)

I know, there should be some great photo of me in my hot new wedding dress right here, except that the photo doesn't exist! I only had my camera for the ceremony before it RAN OUT OF BATTERY!! Sob! So I stole Bethany's for the reception, but she lives in Sydney, and I don't even know if there are any of me on there anyway! BUT luckily the shop has an online shop, and here it is:

I bought it in Adelaide and to be honest it's not exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something flowy and pretty and chiffon-ny but trying to find something flowy and pretty and chiffon-ny with sleeves and easy access for feeding Ana was a little bit ambitious (sigh). We shopped Adelaide city. We shopped for ages. The girls went crazy. Thank goodness we had Bethany with us - she was such a big help! I was about to give up when I found this one. Not my usual style, but it's kind of a cocktail dress, and I've never had one of those before. Purple is usually my least favourite colour but I liked that it was kind of bold :)

Add a black cardi (it was freeeezing!), a black bling ring and some patent black stilettos and I was good to go :)

It was so much fun dressing up in something new, and feeling slim and fit and way more confident than I felt 12 weeks ago!!

And we danced the night away :)

So the fitness challenge is over for now. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and don't HAVE to exercise unless I want to :) But I think I will keep at least a lot of it up :)

I am soooo grateful James suggested we do this again and made me work hard, and I am excited just knowing that I can semi-easily lose the weight that I put on when I had our babies. Hopefully next time I won't put on as much, but I'm excited to do this again to get back into shape after the next baby.

Yay for the fitness challenge 2011, and yay for getting my new dress (happy sigh), and yay for it being over!! :)


Jessima said...

Can't wait to see the dress in real life. I'm glad you reached your goal and lost the weight!

See you tonight!!!

Bec and Michael said...

Well done!!!
I think the new dress looked FAB-ulous - even if it was in an incredibly bold purple ;)
Also, I loved how your pantyhose matched your cardigan (LOL) :)

And I definately think Kudos to James for letting you keep the second dress! ;)

Stace said...

I love the dress!! and purple is hot!!! Congrats on losing all that weight!! 7kgs is amazing. xoxo

Beth and Robbie said...

You were smoking in that dress :P
Good work Abs on losing all that weight!
How fantastic of you :) I'm so glad you feel so much better!
You're an inspiration :)
Love you! xoxox

Tammy Lorna said...

Yay for you Abby! you looked WAY hot :)

xoxo Tammy

Sandy M. said...

You are looking great, Abby! :) I'm very happy that you are feeling good too :)