Amy Borg / Transformation

Amy Borg's amazing Maxine's Challenge transformation

  • Before
    72.5kg
  • After
    65.7kg

Details

Height

157 cm

Program

Tone & Shape - Intermediate

Reason to start The Challenge

I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE!! This is my 5th time doing it... I have completed 2 as life threw a few lemons my way but one thing is for sure I will never ever give up trying to achieve my dreams and my goals.
The support and guidance you get from doing this challenge is amazing and I love the structure (I need structure and a goal to focus on).
I have been overweight (obese) my whole life growing up so I do have a fair bit of excessive skin which I want to try and work on by growing my muscles and hopefully the skin will not look so bad eventually. All things take time and I'll give it my all.

Ive been counting down the days until the challenge starts and now its here Im super excited to give it my all once again.
Last time I made Top 50 which I never ever thought would be or could be possible because of my body but I did it and I was and still am over the moon.
I really struggle with my legs and have never worn shorts EVER or short dresses/skirts so one day I would love to be able to wear those items and feel confident in doing so.

So lets do this... lets smash my goals and make my dreams come true!!!

~Believe. Achieve. Life.~

What did you like most about The Challenge?

I love everything about this challenge so to pin point just one is hard. The whole structure is amazing. From the training programs, nutritional plans, the forum (which is brilliant) and the support from everyone involved including other challengers is just what eeryone on a journey like this needs. I love how if you have a question you can just jump on the forum, ask away and someone from the amazing team will answer so quickly.

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

Life... life throws lemons all the time and sticking to the plan when your emotionally not in the best shape is bloody hard... BUT thats the great thing about this challenge. It teaches you to stick to it... dont give in to temptation just because your feeling the best and to keep pushing on. Its hard but that why its a challenge because its going to change YOU.

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

I feel so much stronger physically and mentally! There were quite a few moments where i just could have easily given up BUT i know this challenge works and I really needed to keep going. Im so proud of myself for doing so. I feel more comfortable in my body and for me thats a huge thing.

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

DO IT!! Dont think about it.. register and give it your ALL! Dont give up... dont give in and just trust the process because it works!

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

I just love this challenge so much. Yes its hard but it is the best ting you could ever do for yourself. This is my fifth time entering the challenge but now my third time in completing it. Im so proud of myself for not giving up along my journey and to keep on pushing myself as much as i can. Each time I have done this challenge I have learnt more and Im so grateful for all the knowledge the team share to make our experience that much more.
It is such a great community of support with all the other challengers also, from the forum, instagram and facebook. Its amazing to think we are all complete strangers to start with but by the end it feeld like you know everyone. Its just amazing. When your on a journey like this you need support around you, its so vital for your commitment to your goals, so having this great community around you is just perfect.

I feel confident in going forward and having the knowledge behind me to keep on continuing my journey to build a fit, healthy and strong body and mind.
I am forever grateful to the Maxiens Challenge for helping me along my journey and becoming a happier and more lively Mum to my two children and wife to my gorgeous husband.

Thank you to everyone xx

Journal

  • Amy Borg
    13 Nov 2016
    7:39 PM

    Oh I forgot.. we got our last body scan done yesterday to compare from the start and I'm so happy with the results. I lost almost 7kgs which is not as much as I would normally lose doing the 12 week challenge but I'm happy with it. I think I've put on a good amount of muscle too which I'm happy about. My body fat% was 23.4 to start with and now it's 19.3, which I think is great! But the best thing is at the start of this challenge I set myself some achievable goals that I can control and one of them was not to weigh myself all the time like I would normally... and I did that!!! The numbers on the scales and tape measure do not defy the person who I am and I don't like feeling like I'm working so hard but the numbers are not moving... if you know your doing everything right just trust in the process and program and it works..

  • Amy Borg
    13 Nov 2016
    4:09 PM

    Purple dress comparison photo.. So I found my 'Goal dress' from my first challenge back in 2014. This dress I bought in target for half price and I thought I would put it on my wall as my goal dress and hopefully wear it to the gala that challenge. We bought tickets for my husband and myself but we couldn't go in the end so had to miss out. At the end of the challenge I tried it on and it was tight and I felt uncomfortable in it especially showing my legs.. So I thought I would bring it out and try it on... it fits much nicer now. My bestie (Liza) is doing the challenge as well and if she makes Top 10 (I think she's in for a good chance) (but I don't want to jinx her) I would love to make it to the gala just to celebrate with her!!!! I'm hoping so so much that she makes it in!!! How fitting would it be to be able to wear this dress too... 2 years later and I didn't give up or give in!!! So much has happened in life and I'm proud I didn't turn back into the girl on the left in the photo and give in to the shit life style of eating and not moving.. I do have my days... BUT I have learnt so much of how to be stronger than those emotions and how to not give in! I love this challenge... this challenge bloody works... it's hard... but man it's brilliant!!!! Each time I've done it I learn something new all the time, the support is next to none.. I could go on and on and on but I think I did in another post too!!! Hahaha!!! Anyway.. I'm sitting on the couch right now with Charlotte cuddled up into me and I'm going to go see the insta fam bam and see all their progress! I love it, the changes within everyone are amazing.. so so proud of every single person who has completed this challenge!!! Love all your work Team Maxine's!! Until tomorrow to finish up, peace out Maxine's world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    13 Nov 2016
    2:48 PM

    We are done DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE!! Tanned yesterday and photos were done by 10am this morning!!! My little girl is sick again and I didn't think we would get to do the photos but all worked out. Was up at 5am with Charlotte and once she went back to sleep I started to get ready. This time was so so different to last time.. I was much more relaxed and not as fussed.. hard to decide on the right photo to use.. but I think I've chosen one. Here's one of my photos that I think is ok as one of the additional photos. For lunch today I still had rice, chicken and Vegies but I did eat 1 cup of rice instead of half a cup. I enjoy this food so I want to stick with it to help my body as much as possible. I'll write a bit more later πŸ˜€

  • Amy Borg
    10 Nov 2016
    3:29 PM

    Legs B done baby!!! Whoop whoop!!! At the end of my session and walking out of the gym I had two different people comment on my arms and how good they're looking... compliments are so nice to hear and really help boost your confidence so much. Even though I'm not very good at taking compliments it's still nice to hear. I've got one more session to complete tomorrow and then that's it for the challenge!!! Looking forward in eating more carbs (hahaha) don't mind if I do!! Hehe. Ciao for now Maxines world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    9 Nov 2016
    8:54 PM

    Well it's almost over hey!!! Mixed feelings and emotions ... it certainly has been I think the toughest challenge I've done yet!! I've had a lot of UP and down days, things that happen in life seemed to happen all at once throughout this challenge which really really challenged me emotionally and mentally. I could have given up quite easily to be honest but I don't and never will give up on my dreams and goals. But if I did give up where would that have taking me? That's exactly what I said to myself... if I would have giving up I most probably would have gone backwards and I would be in the biggest hole and I didn't want that at all. So I put my big girls knickers on, kept on going and just handled every situation that came my way. Last challenge I was able to do the platinum program and I had Janet as my coach, so I took everything that she taught me last time and put it all into practice again this time round. I feel good. I feel like I have grown some more muscles which I know takes time.. and I've got the rest of my life to keep on working on this body. I love this challenge and everything about it... I am so glad I've been on this journey and had the wonderful support of everyone involved!!! I can't wait to see everyone's photos!! So so exciting in every single way!! Let's bring it home Maxine's world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    8 Nov 2016
    1:09 PM

    A bit tired and flat today.. I could roll up into a ball and go to sleep 😴 But Mum life continues.. It's pretty hot today and no body except Charlotte and myself are home so I've put shorts on to wear around the house.. as simple as that sounds to some it's something I do not do EVER.. unless I have my compression skins on underneath to exercise in.. I do not wear shorts PERIOD but it is a goal of mine to one day do and feel confident in.. it'll happen.. over time I'll keep on building muscle to fill out these leggies of mine. When I sit down they look ok.. just when I stand up they look a bit yucky still.. we'll get there Amz one day.. In the meantime this is what they look like sitting down. (Photo attached) Living in qld now I'm more determined than ever to make it happen... watch this space Maxine's world 🌎 I will have strong looking legs that look great in shorts πŸ˜€

  • Amy Borg
    7 Nov 2016
    2:19 PM

    My Vegies as per usual and Janet Kane's oven roasted chicken... so bloody easy and yummy!!! Absolutely going to continue eating this way after the challenge finishes... love this!!! Plus rice or sweet potato ofcourse!!! I LOVE my carbs πŸ˜³πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚ hahaha... but that's one thing I've learnt I've had to control if I want to lose body fat.. still need it but not as much as I would love to demolish... I could eat a whole plate of rice or sweet potato or porridge too!!! I love carbs... πŸ˜” Ok ok ok stop Amy... I'm HUNGRY btw... hence why I'm talking about food... Ok gotta go and keep my mind busy πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

  • Amy Borg
    7 Nov 2016
    2:16 PM

    Legs A done baby!!!! We're on the home stretch now... feeling good. My mind set has changed so much and I feel confident in the 'after life after challenge' haha. I feel my mind has changed so much and I look forward in continuing my journey beyond the challenge. I feel like there's hope in this body of mine and one day I will reach my goals. For now, I'm proud and happy of how far I've come. Let's finish of this week nice and strong baby πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

  • Amy Borg
    5 Nov 2016
    8:04 PM

    Smashed myself at Bootcamp this morning was a great session!! Been busy working outside today and I'm totally spent. Need to start Colouring my hair, was going to start tonight but I'm super tired so I'll see. Anywhoo.. I'm outta here for now xx

  • Amy Borg
    4 Nov 2016
    7:36 PM

    So it's 6:30pm and I'm hungry!!! What's new hey!! Burn fat Burn!!!!

  • Amy Borg
    2 Nov 2016
    12:56 PM

    Today is good!!!! Phewww!!! 2 days of feeling like utter crap and just wanting to stop and give in was pretty bloody hard and I was so so close of giving up.... BUT I didn't and NEVER will!!! I think yesterday was my absolute lowest I have felt but I'm thankful that I've pulled through and ready to just smash it out. I normally go to Bootcamp 6am on wednesdays but I said to myself last night just to sleep and let my body have a bit of a rest. Still did my normal weights session after swimming lessons this morning and I felt better than yesterday's session. Emotionally I'm much better today... so let's bring it home Team Maxine's πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽

  • Amy Borg
    1 Nov 2016
    1:00 PM

    Yep so today is a new day.. BYt still not feeling it.. I had Bootcamp at 6am and left about 3/4 of the way through it just didn't want to be there.. Went home got everyone ready, took Brodie to school then hit the gym for my weights session... wasn't feeling that and didn't do a few sets.. first time this has ever happened where I have just given in the moment and left... I'm just tired and not with it at the moment... but I'm not giving up!!!! Never ever give up!!!! I'll keep pushing and I'll find that spark again.. hopefully by the day is out!!!

  • Amy Borg
    31 Oct 2016
    3:38 PM

    I went looking through my glory box to find some old photos of me (can't remember where I've put them) and ofcourse my glory box is full of Mum and Dads things.. full of memories.. so the tear works came on (again) millionth time for the day.. Mum use to write a journal from the moment she found her lump on her breast.. right till she couldn't write anymore... so I started reading that.. silly move to be honest. I'm feeling sad and sorry for myself already today and that just made it worse. Before one of Mums operations she had written a note for all of us and at the bottom of it she wrote 'if I can find a way back bet your bottom dollar I'll come back' .. guess there's no way back from the other side hey.. I know she wouldn't break a promise.. if only.. Trying to pick myself up from today's mess of tears but I guess it's just one of those days.. I know I've worked hard to get to where I am today, just feeling every emotion possible. I'll pull through it xx

  • Amy Borg
    31 Oct 2016
    12:47 PM

    And then I open up my email to read this from The Challenge Team.. You are so close - the finish line is in sight! As Martin Luther King Jr said "if you can't fly, run or walk, then crawl across the finish line." You may be sore, tired, hungry, lethargic, craving foods, all of the above, but there is only 2 weeks left to go, the end is in sight! Keep moving forward and do whatever it takes to get across that line and finish the Challenge! This Challenge journey that you have travelled has been your own, and how you run to the finish line is also unique to you. This means not getting distracted by others now. While it is great to look to others for motivation and inspiration, be sure not to let their progress derail you and your own progress. You may be feeling doubts and insecurities, whether you can make it all the way, whether it will be (or have been) enough... but we can assure you that many of the top 10 Challengers in the past have probably all had these same thoughts, feeling and emotions.... They just didn't give up - and neither will you! Now is the time to put your head down and give it everything you have. Only you can make it happen. So no matter how you get there, just so long as you keep moving forward and cross that finish line!! Week 11 reason why the Challenge will benefit your life – PRIDE You will feel (hopefully a great!) sense of pride in having completed something you set your mind to, of the good choices you have made and will continue to make, of the bad habits you have been able to change and replace with good ones, of the temptations you have resisted in favour of a greater goal, and of the discipline you have mustered to get your training in and food prep done. Love their emails πŸ˜€

  • Amy Borg
    31 Oct 2016
    12:42 PM

    Emotions are pretty low today. Trained legs this morning and felt a bit light headed uneasy in the tummy and just not feeling it.. but I did push through and for every rep and set done. Driving home I started tearing up.. no particular reason.. just life.. You go through these up and down moments through out this challenge, you push yourself so hard and it just happens. Last week I was good today not so.. tomorrow is a new day and I know I'll get through it. Just gotta stop feeling sorry for myself and keep pushing... I think I need to go through some old photos of myself and remind me of where I've come from and how much work I've done throughout these years and it might help me to stop these tears.. Just keep swimming Amy.. just keep swimming

  • Amy Borg
    28 Oct 2016
    8:05 PM

    I'm HUNGRY!!! Oh that was my last journal entry as well?!?!?! Oh ok... IM HUNGRY!!!! 😩😩😩😩😩

  • Amy Borg
    28 Oct 2016
    4:54 PM

    I am tired... so so tired. I am hungry so so hungry!! But I am making progress and that's why I'm here.. to make progress. Just have to remind myself that every day. If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you!!

  • Amy Borg
    26 Oct 2016
    1:53 PM

    Sitting here super duper tired.. up early for Bootcamp 6am session and absolutely smashed myself! Then getting the gam bam ready for the day, shower, brekkie, take brodz to school, swimming lessons with Charlotte (she's doing so well and I'm constantly smiling watching her) then gym to smash my back and shoulders!! Home, lunch and I'm soooo tired right now! Other than being tired right now I'm feeling so good! I love this challenge so bloody much! Anyways, I'm hungry.. haha.. lunch was consumed 45mins ago and I'm starving Marvin.. that's good!!! Burning fat baby!! Whoop whoop!! Photo attached, left was start of this Challenge and right was today after my weights session. Getting there πŸ˜€

  • Amy Borg
    25 Oct 2016
    1:38 PM

    Today is a great day! I feel good.. I feel like I'm actually getting there within myself now. This challenge always brings so many different emotions and really is a roller coaster (I've said that many times before) Just know that if you follow the program you WILL get the results your after within the 12 week challenge.. whether or not you have more to do after the challenge or not.. but you learn so so much along this journey and every time you do the challenge you learn more... you know why that is?? It's because you never ever stop learning and there's always something new to try and because the support of this challenge and all the information provided is endless... meaning there's always new information coming out and they make sure your provided with that! I have learnt so much.. and yes I have my days where I don't like my body and have insecurities about myself because of my excess skin.. but I am getting there and looking back at old photos I can see that and I know I will get there one day!! I know that!! But you know what's awesome...?? I'm fitter, healthier, stronger and a freaking great role model for my two kids! And if I can inspire others along the way then that's bloody awesome!!! I'm happy 😊 Thank you Maxine's world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    24 Oct 2016
    8:13 PM

    Kids were home today as they've been sick over the weekend... but they are SOOOO fine now!!! Fine enough to annoy me today! I trained at home and it was leg day, smashed it out and I had a delivery come.. my Maxine's 'skinny pills' thought I would try them out seeing as though there's quite a few people saying they're great!!! I had a bit of a reaction to them and I wasn't feeling well at all.. but all went away so that's ok But I've got a sore throats and cold going on so I jut feel real run down.. so I've upped my vitamins, recovery and glutamine so hopefully it goes real quick.. plus I got my monthly .. so I feel like a bus has hit me today... but that's ok... I'm getting my shit done as there are no excuses baby!!!! Less than 3 weeks now!!!! This photo is from today's leg session... ain't pretty and that's the way I like it 😜

  • Amy Borg
    23 Oct 2016
    7:40 PM

    Oh my god I could eat my freaking self right now!!!! We had dinner 30min ago and I'm starving!!!!!!!! That is all!!!

  • Amy Borg
    23 Oct 2016
    10:05 AM

    Good morning Maxines world 🌎 I haven't done my session yet as we've had an eventful morning here with the kids being sick 😷 My little girl has a cold again so we've kept a close eye on her with coughing as that can bring on the 'asthma' symptoms again and then my son started getting sick last night.. such a typical male versus female sickness thing.. charlottes runs around happy as Larry (complaining sometimes) and Brodie sits around crying and mopping feeling like his world is ending hahaha!! But then poor Brods vomited everywhere (yep everywhere on the floor while we were eating breakfast) so then I felt sorry for him (before hand I thought he had the typical male syndrome) 😬 Anyways, they're both ok, sitting watching movies kinda day for them. I'll do a HIIT session soon and I'm planning to go to the gym super early in the am before Rob leaves for work so he can stay home while the kids are in bed and I'll get my session done for the day. If there's a will there's a way and I'll make sure I'm here to look after my kids and smash my goals... 3 weeks left baby πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽

  • Amy Borg
    21 Oct 2016
    8:18 PM

    Feeling good this week.. hopefully this mood continues but I know it's going to be that time of month again soon so mood will change again.. 3.5 weeks to go baby!!! I'm happy in my headspace at the moment, just gotta stay this way. Keep pushing Maxines world 🌎 not long too go team 😍

  • Amy Borg
    19 Oct 2016
    2:52 PM

    When your supps arrive 😍😍 thank goodness πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ Mine and the hubbies πŸ’‘πŸ‹πŸ»πŸ‹πŸΌ‍♀️

  • Amy Borg
    19 Oct 2016
    2:51 PM

    Moved my weight training days around a little so I could fit everything I want to fit in for the week.. pushing myself as much as possible hoping for a good change at the end of this challenge. I know it won't be where I would love it to be but that'll take a long time way beyond this challenge, but this challenge is getting me closer each day!! Patience is the key πŸ”‘ and consistency will get me there. I've been relaxing this afternoon as I've trained twice today, twice yesterday so I've gotta rest too.

  • Amy Borg
    17 Oct 2016
    6:22 PM

    First leg session on the new program... wowzers!!! So there's 2 leg days on the program but both are different exercises.. thank god for that!! Lol!! So there's only 3 left of today's session till the end!!! Great way of looking at it!!! I had Annie laughing at me in the gym today.. I think my face said it all with every exercise 😳 Oh good muscle lord please please please help bring on lots of muscle gains and fat stripping for me.... please please please... πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  • Amy Borg
    17 Oct 2016
    12:47 PM

    The start of the last 4 weeks!!! Let's bring it home and go as strong as ever!!! Let's push to our absolute MAX and give everything that we have within us!!!! 110% to the very end!!! There are no EXCUSES!!! We can do this!!! Let's go Team!!

  • Amy Borg
    15 Oct 2016
    10:41 PM

    Ok so I checked in today... very bummed about myself but whatever!! If only I could lift up my skin I would feel better about myself!!!! Sometimes I think what's the point! But then I say to myself take one day at a time Amy and keep pushing through and maybe just maybe you'll build enough muscle to fill out my skin a bit... what ever!!! What the fuck ever... ok I'm going now before I drag myself down my more!!!!!

  • Amy Borg
    14 Oct 2016
    1:48 PM

    My moods are a bit better today and yesterday not so down.. always a good thing!! I'm going to checkin tomorrow 😬 So fingers crossed (and toes) that we see some change.... please please please... I'm soooOoooo nervous 😩.

  • Amy Borg
    12 Oct 2016
    5:14 PM

    Checkin day has opened!! Always nervous about it but hopefully we'll see some change in this body of mine. I'll upload my photo on Saturday I think. Today I did my cardio session at Bootcamp 6am and then did a yoga session at 10 in the gym. Just before I went in I had an argument with Rob which really pissed me off and so my mind was on that most of the time in there. 20mins into the session I just wanted to leave and get out of there but I stayed and ended up enjoying it. I love meditation and things all about relaxation and the mind and I especially want to and need to stretch out this body too so I'll go again next week as it works perfect on my cardio day too. Anyways, that's it for now kiddos xx

  • Amy Borg
    10 Oct 2016
    2:03 PM

    Ive hit a real low... Roller coaster motion again.. this time in the challenge its get super tough. Im an emotional wreck to be honest... and Im over it. But one thing is for sure Im not here to give up or give in regardless of my results. I always get to this point and just think what the fuck am I doing.. why am i doing this... I hate my body and what ive done to it and im sick and tired of trying to 'fix' it... i hate my skin... i fucking hate every single part of my body... I had my body scan done again on the weekend and my body fat% is good.. its 21.1% and the optimal range is between 20.0- 30.0% but if you look at my body you wouldnt think it would be in that range.. i have so much skin just there and deposits of fat in my legs that are just yuck... see there you go again Amy hating on myself once again.. I said to myself i would do this challenge again to get closer to my goals and just keep building muscle so hopefully it will help my skin but ofcourse we are all impatient and want the change NOW... I have these moments and then i pull myself together and keep soldering on... again.... I need to be patient.. i need to learn to love my body (that one is super hard) and just take each day at a time... Its ok Amy.. it'll be ok. Peace out Maxines world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    5 Oct 2016
    10:33 PM

    So I've been feeling very flat these last few days.. yesterday was my absolute worse.. emotions were all over the place.. trained chest and back and as I'm laying down do DB flyers I had tears rolling down my face.. just had to suck it right up keep wiping the face and moving on. Everything was setting me off yesterday.. just everything. Some days are really tough but it doesn't last too long. I love the gym and honestly wish I could stay longer than I do because it's 'my' time but sometimes my thoughts are too much and it's too much thinking time for me. There's some older clients that go to the gym and sometimes they just remind me of my dad and then I have my moments where I start to think of both Mum and dad and I just miss them.. anyway.. today was better. Even though my emotions were all over the place I still stuck to the plan so that's great 😊 Sleep time now Maxines world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    2 Oct 2016
    8:29 PM

    Busy weekend around the outside of the house but got a lot done which is always good! Cooked up Janet's cauliflower and broccoli rice which I really really liked and I love making meatballs, super easy to make, yummy and an easy go to meal made ahead of time, but I like making Janet's curry muffins into the meatballs. Absolutely love the taste. I weigh each ball into 50g so I know I can have 2 for lunch or 3 for dinner and cook then in the airfryer (so damn easy) (I just love easy things). Rob is doing the mass program so it's easy for him too! It's a public holiday here tomorrow so I'm going to go to the gym early to get my leg session done (legs again 😩😩😩) and then enjoy the day 😍😍

  • Amy Borg
    30 Sep 2016
    7:11 PM

    So I was outside today getting some vitamin d into me and I lifted up my leg because I thought I had an insect on me (usual thing here in Qld haha) and I noticed my legs are building up some muscle. When I'm standing you can't see it because of my ugly fatty legs but at least I know the muscle is growing and hopefully one day you'll be able to see it standing up!! I am so leg envy of everyone 😩 Legs legs legs legs legs!!! One day Amy one day 😊 P.S is it nitetime shake time yet??? I'm HUNGRY!!!!

  • Amy Borg
    29 Sep 2016
    7:59 PM

    Leg day... I was wrecked!!!

  • Amy Borg
    29 Sep 2016
    7:58 PM

    Super hungry today!!! Ofcourse it's leg day right?!? Always hungry on leg day!! Just had my nitetime shake (15 mins earlier than normal for me) because I was so damn hungry!!! So I think I'll have my recover soon and head to bed... that's if these kidlets go to bed soon 😩 This photo was taking tonight when I went to the bathroom I checked out my tummy and with dark lighting it's looking a little better. Taking this one day at a time and beyond the challenge as I know it's going to take a long time to fix this body up but I'll get there.. after the challenge I better not buy any peanut butter and I may just get there sooner hahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Amy Borg
    28 Sep 2016
    8:05 AM

    Cardio done and dusted already at bootcamp 6am this morning. Feels so good getting it done. Wasn't hard getting up either because I was already awake anyway 😑😑😑😑 having no sleep is so freaking annoying and I just know how wreaked I am going to be later in the day but I'll have to just push through so I can get a good sleep tonight! Might head to the beach today with kids, it's a glorious 27 degrees here today. Anyways, lesson learnt that my body can not tolerate xtburn at night time!!!! Have a great day Maxines world 🌎 😘😘

  • Amy Borg
    28 Sep 2016
    2:43 AM

    Oh my god I can't freaking sleep!!! This happened last week too so it must be because I had the Xtburn just before my 5pm class!! I've gotta make sure I don't take it before a pm class and see if it is that or not! I hate laying in bed tossing and turning, terrible feeling!! Anyways, just thought I'd note this down for future reference!

  • Amy Borg
    26 Sep 2016
    1:43 PM

    Home and back into the swing of it all again. Trained my legs this morning but my tummy was a bit upset and I felt a bit yucky but I got it done which is the main thing! Weekend away in Noosa Northshore was absolutely amazing something we haven't experienced before. So glad we went. I was worried being on the challenge would be hard but I was organized and did really well πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

  • Amy Borg
    22 Sep 2016
    1:23 PM

    Ok on our way to Noosa now. Man I really hate packing AND unpacking... so much stuff that you need!!! Up early and trained legs this morning and I did my shoulders and arms yesterday so now all my weights for the week are done I just need to do cardio whilst away. Packed all the food and supps.. the photo attached is just food I've got another container full of our supps and nutria bullet. Gotta be organized because I don't want to fail at all!! Anyway, that it's for now Maxines world 🌎 xx

  • Amy Borg
    21 Sep 2016
    4:03 PM

    Oh man just can't seem to shake being so darn tired today! Forgot to mention when I was doing my weight training today I was seeing quite a few stars after nearly exercise. I had to sit up and just focus for abit before I moved on. By this time I was onto my 3rd litre of water too.. so I'm not sure why this happened? Anyways, I need to pack for a camping trip but I'm too tired 😩😩😩 I'm excited to be going away especially to Noosa but I just can't be bothered too!!! My body is too sore... oh Amy just suck it up already!! Wasn't sure about posting this photo as my tummy is not nice and have so much excess skin and still a lot of fat but there's a little bit of definition there maybe?

  • Amy Borg
    21 Sep 2016
    12:44 PM

    So I got up early this morning.. no point in laying in bed when I couldn't sleep anyway. Rob was up at 4:40 to eat half his brekkie then train so I got up at 5am and got ready to go to bootcamp at 6am. That was so good, so glad I went. Came home on a high had brekkie then got ready to go to the gym for my weights session. Got to the gym at 9:45 and did shoulders and arms as I'm going away tomorrow I wanted to get all my weights in and do cardio and conditioning whilst away. I've just gotta do legs (again) 😩 Tomorrow morning. I should be packing but I am so freaking tired now. Zero sleep and worked my arse off today so I've hit a flat spot. And I'm so hungry!!! Did I mention I've already had my lunch 😩 Early afternoon tea I think is in order and possibly a sleep at some stage!! Anyways, that's all folks for now 😘😘 Photo is before bootcamp (nervous) and after bootcamp πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽

  • Amy Borg
    21 Sep 2016
    4:38 AM

    Oh my goodness I have had ZERO sleep!!! I have no idea why? It's not coffee because I only have that on Sunday mornings now.. I'm thinking maybe the xtburn In the afternoon? But I did have that Monday afternoon also and I slept well that night so I'm not sure. Could be just one of those things? Very frustrating though!! My body is so so sore can only be a good thing I guess. Anyway, getting up to go to bootcamp soon. Going to give that class a go at the gym. Then I'll go back again later in the later morning for my weight session and the kids will go in the crèche, I'm lucky they love going to the crèche or else it would be hard. Peace out ✌️ Maxine's world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    20 Sep 2016
    9:41 PM

    P.S look at how stocked up our cupboard is!! Doesn't even close properly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Amy Borg
    20 Sep 2016
    9:40 PM

    Mixture of emotions today was! Started really good, went to the gym as usual, done my thang as usual... came home, started to hate myself again per usual... then got over my shit and started to feel better again... normal day I would say!! I already get to this point of weight loss and just hate my body.. hate the saggy skin.. it is so fucking depressing you have no fucking idea!!! Anyways... So went to the gym again tonight and I did Grit plyo... what the hell?!?!! It was so hard (leg day yesterday yeah) ohMGee.. but it was so good!!! I like going to the gym twice in one day.. if I could live there I would too!!! All my worries go away whilst I'm there!! Bonus too, one of the girls that trains there came up to me and said I was looking really toned πŸ˜€ She hadn't seen me for a few weeks and didn't regonise me.. I havnt changed that much but it was nice for her to say that. Especially when you have really crap days and someone says something so simple and nice like that makes you feel better. Anyways, way passed my bedtime xx

  • Amy Borg
    19 Sep 2016
    8:01 PM

    What a day... this afternoon I was ridiculously tired!!!! I think the new leg program took its toll on me. I remember last challenge Janet suggested that I had a higher calorie day on leg day if I was feeling exhausted so that's what I did. I had an extra 1/2 cup rice started cleaning up and then I felt much better. I literally had zero energy! Anyway, we went back to the gym tonight and I did a second session while Robby trained legs. I just did a bit of HIIT, abs and had a good stretch. Will have my nitetime shake soon, recover, shower and off to bed :)

  • Amy Borg
    19 Sep 2016
    1:20 PM

    Wowza... the new program for Leg day is super tough!!! Had walking all funny in between sets haha!! That's always a good sign I guess! My face was so red at one point. But now I am super tired and just want to lay down and sleep. You know it's been a good leg day when you feel like that! I'm excited for tomorrow's program now, always love changing it up!

  • Amy Borg
    18 Sep 2016
    9:07 AM

    I just re read my 'reasons for doing the challenge'.. it's such an important tool to have and to use but more importantly to reinforce your why!! Sometimes you get caught up in the process and just forget why your doing it.. I need this to be life king not just whilst I'm doing the challenge. I need to make sure once the challenge is over I don't be an idiot and go back to silly over eating or eating just because. My reasons for doing this challenge again are so important to me.. I need to feel comfortable in my own skin, which is so freaking hard sometimes.. I wear 3/4 pants sometimes and I catch a climpse of myself in the mirrors at the gym and I hate seeing my legs.. it's so hard sometimes. Anyway, I just need to keep on going and just hope my skin gets better one day! One day at a time xx

  • Amy Borg
    17 Sep 2016
    9:19 PM

    Wow what a day we had today! We had lots of fun out and about today. Got our gym session done in the morning and then were were out all day. Lots of fun!! So there's talk about going camping with friends on Thursday through to the weekend.. so I looked at my training schedule and I can tweak the days to fit my weights in and then do cardio and conditioning whilst away. Just gotta make sure I organize my food super well!!! That'll be so much going camping to Noosa... havnt been camping forever so it'll be fantastic!! Just gotta make sure the workouts happen!!

  • Amy Borg
    17 Sep 2016
    8:17 AM

    Just checked in πŸ™ˆ Oh goodness... so nerve racking BUT I got it done. I havnt weighed myself yet (yay for me) and I can see changes so that's always a good sign. 1/3 done βœ… 2/3 more to go 😍 Bring it on I say Peace out Maxine's world 🌎

  • Amy Borg
    16 Sep 2016
    9:49 PM

    What a day it's been!! Did a class at the gym this morning for my cardio workout... super hard but great!! Sweated a bucket load. Then went to Brodie's school for sports day, so packed my 6pack bag with food for us to have a picnic there. Was s lovely day out. Stocked up on more veggies on the way home, stayed home for a bit and waited for Robby to come home 🏑 then I decided to go for a run πŸƒπŸΌ to Woolies (had to buy more food) so I told Rob to meet me there. It was nice getting out for a run by myself without the green machine.. that things hurts lol! But I kinda forgot there's lots of hills where I live!!!! 😩 So freaking hard but man I was on a huge rush when I finished!!! I felt so much stronger and faster once I hit half way! Was really good!!! Anyways, busy day tomorrow which will be fun, first things first... gym in the morning 😍😍😍 love it!!!

  • Amy Borg
    15 Sep 2016
    6:24 PM

    I just wrote a journal entry and it bloody didn't load 😩😩😩😩 how annoying!!! Let's start again πŸ™„ Wow I have seen so many awesome transformations so far and it's only week 4!!! But my favorite of all is my beautiful besties!! She has and is doing so freaking well!! I'm just absolutely over the moon for her!! Lizi deserves this so damn much, she works so hard and not once has she giving up even when life has thrown spanners in her way she hasn't stopped and just said fuck it... she's kept on going and I couldn't be more proud of her than I am!!! Leg day today... I am soooOooo hungry!!! Proud of myself though, as hungry as I've been I've had nothing extra at all!!! Just had dinner though, 15mins ago anddddd I'm HUNGRY!!! Ahhhhh and I. Have to wait until 8pm for my nitetime shake!!! Then I guess I'll be hungry again lol .. extra early night tonight I think is in order 8:30pm and I'm in that bed!!! Being hungry is a good thing though.. means my body is looking for fuel so it's going to grab my fat and use that.. whoot whoot!!! Anyway, just gotta remind myself this!!! So I'm off... going to read the forum and then have a shower 😘 Keep up the awesome work Maxines 🌎 πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽

  • Amy Borg
    14 Sep 2016
    8:48 PM

    My mind has been so strong and thinking goods thoughts today. Which like a breath of fresh air. So much has happened in our lifes lately and it really just brings you down thinking the worse in every situation and life in general. But today my mind was stronger than ever and I thought to myself... stuff feeling like this.. stuff thinking some stupid fucking witch has cursed me and my family... I am better than any negative person and I WILL overcome any obstacle that is thrown in my way... I will grow stronger and stronger each and every single day. The next time something happens in life I will face it head on and overcome it like i overcome everything else!!! So... Im looking forward in the training program... training 7 days a week... hmmmm Yeah im looking forward in that... should be interesting hey!! Taking my week 4 photo on the weekend... fingers crossed we see BIG changes... (insert nervous face) not sure if im going to weigh myself yet... this is the longest ive been without weighing myself... Ive got a body composition scan to do at week 6 so I might just wait until then. : ) Anyways Maxines world.. great work everyone and Ive loved seeing everyones photos so far... absolute legends xx

  • Amy Borg
    12 Sep 2016
    4:49 PM

    My little running companions this afternoon. I park about 15min away from Brodie's school so I pop Charlotte in 'The Green Machine' and we run to his school. It's not a far distance BUT there's a lovely (being sarcastic here) HILL on the way!! Which ofcourse I choose to do because it hurts so much! I never know what hurts more.. My arse.. My quads... My hammy... My triceps for pushing the green machine or my heart because it's pumping so hard 😳 Haha!!! My thought is, it's incidental exercise, hard work on my legs especially on leg day, hilly which I hope helps these tree stumps of mine.. And you know what ... Most importantly it's fun for the kids!! Abit of vitamin D for us all πŸ˜€

  • Amy Borg
    12 Sep 2016
    1:14 PM

    Leading up to check in I find I'm always feeling a bit low and down. This challenge is one huge roller coaster as I've said in the past and because I've done this before I know to keep trusting in the process and if you follow it you will get the results at the end. I just get nervous/anxious about checkin photos and just hope that there's a big change. I'm glad I'm not taking my photos every week as I just compare every single thing in the photo, so having the photos spread over 4 weeks works better for my brain. Fingers crossed I can see a change and start to feel better again πŸ˜€ Anyways I've got a few things to do right now before I have to get Brodie from school. Ciao for now Maxines world xx

  • Amy Borg
    9 Sep 2016
    1:08 PM

    Well feeling like absolute crap this morning. Charlotte is great, thank goodness, she slept well last night only woke up once so I gave her ventolin because we've got a weaning off ventolin action plan which is working well for her. Went to the gym this morning and I really did need it. Was feeling like shit but I spoke to Annie there this morning and got s few things off my chest and then just trained hard after that. When I came home yesterday, I didn't eat well. I caved into my old demons and ate too much. I ate too brown rice (because I love it) I ate too much peanut butter on twice cakes (because I love it) and I ate porridge with protein powder for dinner (because I love it) And I felt like fucking shit... Just because I love that food I ate it... Hence why I'm in this situation time and time again!!! I felt like quoting the challenge because I had failed myself... But if I did that what would happen??? I would keep on emotionally eating right? Right!! So I said to myself STOp it!!! Stop feeling like this! There is NO GIVING UP in me.. And I have to keep on fighting! It doesn't matter what life throws my way.. I have to dig deep and overcome IT ALL!!! So with this set back I want to continue on super strong, remembering the self hate I had in myself last night and this morning to fuel me to not go back there again and grow stronger within every day!!! So let's see what a challenger can do and what results they can get when they've had a set back like this!!! Because I will NOT GIVE UP!!

  • Amy Borg
    8 Sep 2016
    10:03 AM

    I think Charlotte will go home today.. Yay!! She is better, still not wonderful but a lot better than she was. Thank goodness! Last night was a rough night again and we're both so tired but we'll go home and I'm sure make up for all the sleep that's been lost. So yesterday was cardio day and I missed that session but I'm not worried at all, once my little girl is feeling better I know I'll make up for it and work super hard. There's no giving up on me. I the past when things like this would happen I would just eat anything at the hospital and just emotionally eat I guess. And I almost did last night. My mind was feeling weak but I didn't cave in and Robby this morning night in food for me for today so I've got everything I need to get me by. I can never give up on my dreams and I have to push through every obstacle in the way. Because life throws lemons at you all the bloody time so you just gotta use what you have to push through and keep on keeping on xx

  • Amy Borg
    7 Sep 2016
    9:03 PM

    Laying in the hospital bed right now. My little angel Charlotte is not well. What was just a normal cough turned ugly last night and she started to get bad fevers and was really grumpy and tired and had no idea what she wanted. Her breathing was quite bad too. So I took her to the doctors this morning and he said straight away he thinks that she has pneumonia and sent her for chest X-ray. So we did that and I took her straight to the hospital just incase. Her breathing was awful and am they were all a bit concerned as she was working so hard. The X-ray and blood test came back all clear and her oxygen levels improved so they thought maybe it's a chest infection with asthma as well?? But then she was admitted upstairs and this doctor doesn't seem to think that's the case? I'm not sure, she could for one moment and then turns crappy again. I just wish she could get a good nights sleep to help her out. Not sure if I mentioned it Charlottes birthday today... Poor little girl.. I feel so bloody awful for her. I was a mess this morning. When the doctor said he thought she had pneumonia I almost started crying there and had to tell myself to suck it up, don't cry.. Keep it in.. But once I got to the car I called Rob I just started balling my eyes out. You never want your child to be sick and you would do anything for them and especially on her birthday too. I wanted to give her so much happiness and joy... Then I just feeling crap.. I'm just really sick and tired of my loved ones being sick.. Can't everyone just be well and healthy and happy.... Please!!!! That's all I want.... I'm sick of hospitals... I'm sick of medicine ...

  • Amy Borg
    6 Sep 2016
    3:03 PM

    My little girl is sick today, just a really annoying cough that just won't go away. So training at home today. At least I still got it done. I videod most of my workout which is good so I can check my form out and also so I can look back onto for progress pics/video. I don't ever video myself at the gym, too embarrassed for that so when I'm training in 'The box' I usually try to get some videos. All our sleep has been a bit off too because Charlottes been coughing all night. I feel so sorry for her. She's ok but because of all the coughing it's giving her a headache too. It's her birthday tomorrow and I hope she gets all better by the morning. I want her to have a great day. I'm feeling about better today, last week I was off which is most probably due to the lovely womanly monthly problem. I just don't want to be so hard on myself. I want to and need to work hard but also enjoy the process too. Anyways, I'm off now Brodie is coming out of school xx

  • Amy Borg
    5 Sep 2016
    1:26 PM

    I've been thinking about this challenge and my resons for doing it again. At the start I had a few goals I wanted to achieve and as much as I believe in having goals I also believe in having realistic and achievable goals. On my list of goals was to make Top 10 in this challenge and as much as I believe in myself and know I can lose weight and change my body I don't want to set myself up for disappointment. I could lose 12kg and change my body during this challenge which is so freaking awesome but if I don't make top 10 and that was on my goal list I don't want to be upset and not see the great work I have done! So Ive re evaluated my goal list and I'm taking that off it!!! That way I hope that I won't be so god damn hard on myself and start to learn to except myself and be happy for the achievements I am doing.

  • Amy Borg
    3 Sep 2016
    7:04 PM

    I'm hungry... That is all!!! 😑

  • Amy Borg
    2 Sep 2016
    1:27 PM

    feeling about blah at the moment. Nothing to awful just a bit flat. I was on a high this morning teaching 2 boxing classes to year 12 students, came away feeling great but bit flat now. Near the end of the week it normally kicks in, worked so hard during the weekend your not left with much by the end of it I think. Anyways, will keep solidering on πŸ˜€

  • Amy Borg
    1 Sep 2016
    1:02 PM

    Leg day... And I smashed it!!! Whoot whoot! I got my monthly yesterday and I know your normally stronger during that time so I upped my weights on my squats and leg press and kept my form in check and did it! Yay!! Hopefully next week I can keep it up there!! Some days you feel strong and other days you wonder how you lifted the weight you did previously! Anyways.. Always keep improving! The last couple of days I have been a bit flat and hungry but now I know that was because my period was coming so things should calm down a bit now. That's one period down and only 2 to go during the challenge :) haha thank goodness for that! Anyways, I'm off now to prepare some chicken :)

  • Amy Borg
    31 Aug 2016
    12:50 PM

    Cardio day today... Did it at the gym again because I can put Charlotte in the crèche there and she absolutely loves it! I worked super hard and most probably made a few noises but with my headphones on I couldn't hear it so didn't matter! Haha! Was feeling a bit flat this morning and couldn't be bothered but I smashed out my workout and got it done! Just those female hormones going on so just had to push through and get the shit done!! Feel much better for it now. Nothing much else to report at the moment so peace out for now Maxines world xx

  • Amy Borg
    30 Aug 2016
    1:14 PM

    Up early again this morning for some more fasted cardio. I did 20mins worth of hill sprints just in front of my driveway. That was good and I didn't feel too scared of being out there by myself. My husband was training in the box (our home gym) which he wasn't too far away. I'm such a sook and just scare myself far too easily! So that was part 1 of today's training, part 2 was weights in the gym and now part 3 will be running to Brodie's school to get him. We live a fair distance away from his school so we have to drive, so I'll park a couple of km down the road and put Charlotte I the green machine and run to his school. I've got his scooter with me so he can scoot to the car and hopefully I can run back :) That will be energy filled day! So far all is going well and feeling much better already xx

  • Amy Borg
    29 Aug 2016
    12:49 PM

    Ok I'm hungry... Hahaha!!! I just had lunch 20min ago too!! I remind myself every time I'm hungry that it feels better than that awful 'I've eaten too much' feeling! I noticed though as yesterday was my 'rest' day (cleaned the house so really didn't rest rest) haha.. I wasn't hungry too much between meals like I am during the days that I train. Especially on days like today when I wake up early to do 30min fasted cardio and then train my legs at the gym. Because I'm using so much energy my body is super hungry... Which is good I guess because I'm burning more fuel.. Which is what we need and want... Yeah?? Yes ofcourse Amy!!! So was up at 5:30 for fasted cardio, had a warm lemon water first then started training. I did the deck of card workout as suggested by Kaz. My exercises were; Spades Jump Squats Clubs Burpees Diamonds MB thrusters Hearts Lushups Joker hill sprints K 10r Q 5r J 2r That was great, something different and apprx 30mins worth. So worked well for me! Anywhoos I better go 'eat' some water!! Hahahaha.. Joke between me and my bestie when we're hungry we say that..

  • Amy Borg
    28 Aug 2016
    9:26 AM

    So Ive planned that Sunday will be my re cap day to write about how I felt during the week, all the ups and downs and as the challenge goes on I know I will have a few down days but at least I know there's light at the end of the tunnel and those days will pass and those days are normal and we all go through them. It's good for me to write down if I'm feeling like crap because if someone else reads it and they feel that way too then they know it's not just them and they will pull through, so no giving up from anyone. This week was ok, first week wasn't so bad and Im getting through the weekend great too. Weekends are always the killer for everyone, that's when our routines are more relaxed but when your on the challenge you have a focus, a goal to work towards so it really helps you pull through the weekend so much stronger than doing something like this by yourself. Friday night I had a few sweet potato chips that I had made for dinner for the family, I'm not meant to have carbs for dinner on my plan, so that was a no no. But that's the only thing I stuffed up on all week so I won't get upset over that. Leg day I'm always really hungry and tired and I remember last challenge Janet told me that was normal and if I ever felt really deplited, lacked energy to consume more carbs on those days.. I pulled through this week though so will see how I go next week. The hungry pains I can get through, yes I complain but I can get through but it's when I'm super tired I find hard. Anyways... All in all good week. Training 110% and nutrition 99% just that added extra sweet potato. ~Believe. Achieve. Life.~

  • Amy Borg
    26 Aug 2016
    12:42 PM

    Cauliflower rice and broccoli cooked up ready for the next few days. In my cauliflower rice is 1 onion, 1 whole cauliflower florets only (no stalk) blended, sprinkled with cinnamon, oregano, chilli and turmeric then 1 bunch of spring onion. Lots of flavor and very delicious. That will get me through a few days (2-3) along with the broccoli.

  • Amy Borg
    26 Aug 2016
    7:49 AM

    I really wanted to write this to the post in the forum but I know I shouldn't because it only feeds these Trolls!!! But I needed to write it somewhere.. Because I absolutely LOVE this challenge!!!! This is my fifth time doing it and I believe in so much!!!! So reading his words I just wanted to fight back but I know I don't need to but I had to get it off my chest hahaha!!! Unfortunately these days there are way too many 'trolls' around. Trolls are people who like to sit behind a computer screen trying to bring another person or organization down.. There are thousands and thousands of men and woman who have done this Challenge over the years that it has been running with nothing but brilliant results from individuals who give there all and 'trust' in the process. This year The challenge changed the structure and gave the option of the Platnium program where you can have access to a coach and it's a much more tailored program to each individual. That is the option this 'troll' should have chosen otherwise he really has no right to comment such comments as he has. A person like this will go through their sad lives being this way and you can only wish them all the very best and move on. I hope he doesn't say anything more but Trolls will be Trolls (insert angry face) Here's to Maxs and Maxines Challenge, to the coaches to the ambassadors to the challengers and to ALL the team and staff behind closed doors!!! We love this challenge and are all so grateful to the work everyone puts in each time xxxxxxxx

  • Amy Borg
    25 Aug 2016
    11:56 AM

    Up at 5:30am this morning for fasted cardio. The last challenge I was up early nearly every morning for fasted cardio and felt wonderful. I went to bed early at night (I was exhausted by 8pm) and had a great routine. When the challenge finished I was missing that feeling but couldn't find it in me to do it.. My nutrition had changed, I added more coffee back into my diet (last challenge I was only having 1 black coffee, sometimes two but not often) and when the challenge finished I was having 2-3 cups of black coffee which really does effect your sleep. So this challenge I made myself a list., things I wanted to do differently from last. Don't get me wrong my results last time were great but this time I needed to do more, do some things differently. One of the things on my list was to have no coffee anymore... Eeekk I know.. But I'm doing it! Havnt had a coffee since Sunday and I'm ok! I'm alive! So fingers crossed I keep my promise to myself. Will let you know how I go. Rob my husband was finding it hard to get training in at night time. He's an electrician and normally his hours here in qld are 8-4, but some days he had to work later so he might get home 6-7 and finds it super hard to start his training because he's so tired and it's dinner time etc etc so I said to him you need to get up early and get it done then! So that what we planned, early night last night and up early! Much better for him, it's great for me too because I'm getting my routine back again too!! Leg day done too now! Almost lunch time and I'm starving.. Better go get my food ready :)

  • Amy Borg
    24 Aug 2016
    12:42 PM

    Cardio today! I normally do my cardio sessions at home but I decided to go to the gym today as the gym is the only time I get to myself and my little girl Charlotte loves going to the crèche, so it's great for both of us to go. Today I more HIIT training which was 20-2 Kettlebell swings and sandbag clean and press Then 20-2 Box jumps and medina ball thrusters Once that was done almost an hour (but I was talking between) I then done 6sets of frog leaps around 10-13 leaps then walked back to start and went again. That was a killer, awesome workout. My husband is doing the challenge also, which is great. He's doing the mass intermediate program which means he's had to eat a lot more which is so hard for him lol!!! I just laugh!! So he'll be training tonight when he gets home in our home gym so I'll go out and do some more cardio I think! I really want to push myself out of the comfort zone this time round... Do as much as possible to be the best version of me possible in these 12 weeks!!

  • Amy Borg
    23 Aug 2016
    7:56 AM

    Second day!!! Fasted cardio done πŸ˜€ I was running down my street which is kinda like in the bush so the houses are not close together and while I was running there was a guy parked on the side of the road in a camper van, he was awake, window down and smoking and it freaked me out so I turned around and ran back towards home hahaha... I always get freaked out but especially when there's no one else around and not many houses to run into for help if needed so I just went back home and finished off my session with hill sprints up my driveway! All good, think if I want to run I'll drive down the road and run along the river front where it's on a main rd and lots of people around. Anyways, I went on the forum last night and wowzas there's already so many threads to read! I was so tired so I didn't read them all so a few. Love the forum and all the support you get from everyone. Have a great day Maxines world πŸ’ͺ🏽😍

  • Amy Borg
    22 Aug 2016
    8:22 PM

    WhooHoo baby... The challenge is finally here!! Was really looking forward in starting up again. Who would have thought hey.. With all the bitching and moaning that went on last time! Haha!! It's one big roller coaster that's for sure but I'm super excited to be along for the road!!! If it doesn't challenge you then it won't change you!!! Today I trained and trained hard.. I ate exceptionally well and stuck 100% to the plan but I had a real crap emotional day today. Just your normal everyday life shit that pops up but I'm wrapped I didn't let it get to me and just pushed through!!!! We're in this for the long hull and there's no giving up here πŸ’ͺ🏽

Join now! / Enter the challenge

Create your account now to access our training and nutrition plans