This morning my Apple Watch buzzed at 4am alerting me to the fact that day one of my 12-week exercise program had kicked off. I decided last week to sign up to Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation program (12WBT) as I was looking to develop a healthy exercise and nutrition routine.
Whilst I generally eat well, if you excuse my visits to Dôme and Gloria Jeans, which I know you will, my exercise routine has gotten out-of-sorts following my back injury flare-up in mid-October. Up to that point I was regularly exercising prior to work and on weekends, however once my back injury flared up again for a two month period I struggled to walk anywhere other than around shopping centres, and even then only for short periods of time. After many physiotherapy sessions and assigned exercises my back is now to the point where I can finally exercise once more.
Even prior to my flare-up I had been struggling with committing to the gym, I had signed-up back in late-June yet have rarely been due to injury, illness or excuses. My undertaking the 12WBT ‘beginner’ program allows me to mix my daily sessions between at home, outdoors, gym machines and gym classes, providing programs or recommendations depending upon which is selected.
Another factor of the 12WBT program is nutrition for which there is an extensive database of meals that have been developed, none that look boring or taste like cardboard LOL. Their meal planner is pretty cool, it handles leftovers becoming your lunch the next day, and is used to create your weekly shopping list, that can feed directly into ordering with Woolworths, though I’ve not used this feature.
‘Super’ Saturday will be a shit myself day, 1.5 hours for which I will need to take protein balls to the gym to ensure I have sufficient energy or I will struggle, at least initially whilst getting used to this program. Went well this morning, 11 weeks 5 days to go!