Jade Caddy / Transformation

Jade Caddy's amazing Maxine's Challenge transformation

  • Before
    66.0kg
  • After
    53.00kg

"It hasn't only changed my life but it's changed my family's lives as well. We have all committed to a new healthier more active lifestyle which is so fantastic. i love how I have inspired my children of the importance of eating well and keeping active."

Details

Program

Tone & Shape

Reason to start The Challenge

For as far as I can remember I have never been happy with the way my body looked. Iv tortured myself with all sorts of fad diets and gruelling workouts but then I come to a point when lifes stresses all become too much so then I give up! and that's when I put back on the weight plus more. I always end up feeling disappointed in myself.

I have a very busy lifestyle I am a mother of 2 boys and stepmother to 2 girls, I work 2 jobs, I do enjoy going to the gym but finding it hard to get the motivation

For many years I have been a prisoner of negative thoughts and low self esteem . It needs to change!
I know how important it is to stay healthy and fit its important both physically and mentally so I need to challenge myself to become more positive and active im hoping I can build on this throughout this challenge

I desperately want to be happy within myself I feel I owe that to my children too

What did you like most about The Challenge?

I loved the connection I had with others who were also taking part in the challenge, following their journey and watching their transformations was very inspiring I feel proud of what they also have achieved. I loved the way we would all encourage each other their was no negativity everyone was very kind and positive. To wake up to a new liker or a new word of encouragement through my instragram account was always a wonderful start to my days. I would also look forward to the inspiring and encouraging words the maxines representatives would post on fb they always felt so relevant to the journey it felt almost as if they were written personally for me.. The support I received from co-challengers and the maxines representatives was overwhelming it's just been an amazing journey!

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

The most difficult part for me at the beginning was to incorporate a new routine to fit within my family and working lifestyle but once I knew what I was doing and I had the kids and husband in line lol..it all fitted in well.. I love my new way of living

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

Wow! not sure where to even begin this challenge has helped me change mentally and pysically.. It hasnt only changed my life but it's changed my family's lives aswell.we have all committed to a new healthier more active lifestyle which is so fantastic. i love how I have inspired my children of the importance of eating well and keeping active. The maxines challenge has opened new doors to my future I have grown quite passionately towards nutrition and well being so have decided to partake in a nutrion course which in time I hope I can help people to make better choices and spread the word of the importance of eating the right types of good and the advantages it has to achieve a healthier mind and body, with this I feel I have gained a purpose in my life which I feel I have been seeking for a very long time.

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

DO IT!! I'm still in amazement of what I have achieved . I too was one of those people who would see those challenges and say to myself "no way too hard! " but looking back at my life I see the heartache and struggle I was dealing with and now after completing this challenge I have gained strength to cope better both mentally and physically. I want people to look at me and read my story and become inspired to change their lives. You only get one life so become the person you truly are and live a life that you can love and enjoy.. Maxines challenge will open that door for you!! I promise you that!

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

I will be forever thankful to myself for committing to this challenge and the maxines challenge for offering me a chance to change my life. I have learnt a lot about myself I have come out of this challenge appriciating the person I am I have respect now for myself and choose to take care of myself both mentally and physically. This challenge has also opened my eyes up to appriciate the more important things in life

Journal

  • Jade Caddy
    17 May 2015
    9:25 PM

    within the last week of this challenge we had to do a roadtrip to attend a family matter it was a 14 he drive.. I food prepped so I didn't have any tempters and every time we stopped id get out and play in the playground doing little exercises with the kids.. I thought I may have looked weird to onlookers but iv come too far to lose what iv worked so hard for.. This picture was taken half way on our trip I'm glad I took it because it made me keep going and not to give in ! I have missed the convenience of the gym but just made do with what I can .. While staying with family iv got up early and went for a run it's been really nice but missing my heavy weights.. I have an urge to lift something heavy lol.. Now we are staying in the city and the kids have been treated to hjs and icecream etc It's been a bit of a challenge but I'm doing it! Coz I know it's worth it I love that feeling of proudness when I wake up in the morning and know I didn't cave into the crappy junk food! Im finally getting my progress pictures done tommorow and I cannot wait it's all very exciting.. It's my best body yet!! And I'm so proud !! Sad that the challenge has come to an end but I'm so thankful for everything iv gained from it..

  • Jade Caddy
    17 May 2015
    9:14 PM

    These are just some of the pictures of myself working out in the gym.. It's encoraging looking back at these pictures and seeing how much progress iv made

  • Jade Caddy
    17 May 2015
    9:10 PM

    This is me standing proud with my framed member of the month award.. It feels amazing ! I love that I have inspired others.. It was so lovely walking into the gym the other day and seeing one of my friends whom i shared the program with because she wanted to know what I was doing, so now there is a little group of girls set up with the program I printed up for them , I really wish them all the best and hope they can committ so they too can achieve the results I have ! the little messages of encouragement from strangers and friends have been so encouraging.. I feel so passionate towards inspiring others to change their lives too..

  • Jade Caddy
    8 May 2015
    12:01 AM

    feeling Great!! im starting to appriciate who i am. I feel as though I am finally starting to love the person i am and this feels unreal!One of my biggest downfalls was always worrying about what people thought of me but now I really i dont care for any ones opinion of myself. I am who i am and im proud of me ( : I will only treat people the way i intend to be treated so if you treat me bad i do not have time for you because i know now that it is not me it is you that has the problem! ( : love the person you are...treat yourself kindly...after all you are very special as there is only one of you! cant get any more special than that ( : your one in a million literally ( : dont ever let anyone dull your spakle be the person who you can love x

  • Jade Caddy
    1 May 2015
    11:45 PM

    Iv posted a few examples of the types of dishes i have been enjoying.. iv found organisation and meal prepping to be the key to staying on track with my nutrition throughout the challenge.. Meal prepping has now become one of my chores. This new little chore has beome part of routine in my household and has made life alot easier in the way of just having the meals all made up portioned out ready to go wether im at home or needing to take these to work with me its just been so handy.. I like to meal prep on a sunday afternoon so i make up enough meals to last for the week, I love how pretty and fresh my shopping trolley always looks ( : although we still ate fruit and veges in our diets before the challenge i have now expanded into trying other types of veges just to keep things interesting and i know buy alot more of it I add veges to just about everything now! Iv become quite passionate about nutrition and how it helps your mind and body function. I noticed the change within about week 3-4 just that my skin was clearer and more importantly that my mind seemd more clearer..Another big thingh i noticed was my energy levels and moods.. this was quite astonishing as id always relied on coffee after coffee and i couldnt ever have trained without a pre work out! but now i simply wake up to enjoy my morning coffee and maybe sometime in the afternoon i will treat myself o another but gone are the days that i rely on preworks and coffees to seee me through the days..I think the amount of green vegestables in particular play a big role in giving me enough natural energy to pursue my day.. It does fasinate me so much that i try to persuade friends to give it a go.. It just shows the right nutriotion really does nourish your body the right way and it can give your body everything it needs to function a healthy lifestyle involves I have definetely become alot more creative in the kitchen Iv reserached whats good for you and whats not. I feel so pleased that i can offer my family such healthy meals..My kids now question me on most foods wether or not they are healthy ( : It just shows me how much i have inspired them in ways of nutrition and the importance of eating healthy ( : I tend to google alot of recipes its quick and easy and alot cheaper than buying cook book after cookbook..iv found that there seems to be a healthier alternative to anything you could imagine!! its really quite exciting! my kids are loving my new raw dessert creations it makse us all laugh when i tell them whats actually in it, the look on their faces are priceless i guess there not used to eating chocolate mousee made out of avaocado lol! I looked into a nutrion course onine and think this might be something i would like to pursue some time in my future. I think it would be interesting and Id really like to learn more so i can share my knowledge to inspire others of the importance of healthy nutrition. this challenge has opened new doors for me in my life and i will be forever thanking myself for taking part in this challenge and thanking Maxines challenge for promoting such a thing..

  • Jade Caddy
    26 Apr 2015
    10:23 PM

    thought id share my week 8/9 progress picture..Im just loving the new me mentally and physically..the physciall changes are so motivating its what gets you through.. its funny because the other day i was doing a group fitness class and took a sneaky look in the mirror to check my form and i could hardly recognise myself! i was proud seeing my reflection.. I actually feel comfortable within myself and in clothes haha.. Iv had many requests about what i am doing? and how i do it! I love telling them what im doing, it has cahnged my life so i feel extremely passionate about it.. I love to INSPIRE

  • Jade Caddy
    26 Apr 2015
    10:08 PM

    My husband left yesterday he is travelling to perth for a diving competition, diving is his passion so i wasnt going to deny him of that..Im excited for him and im happy that i am in such a better place mentally to be able to focus on this challenge soley..a few months ago I would not have been able to cope for that long without the precense support of my husband, but throughout this challenge iv learnt alot about inner strength and building on that strength and ways of coping with lifes stresses.. This week alone will be a challenge in its self, we are left with only our pushbikes to get to school, work and gym thankfully we are not far from all of these.. I was proud waving goodbye to my husband knowing that i had confidence in myself knowing i could do this!! My key this week is to be super organised! the kids and i had a test run riding together to the shops to enjoy a coffee and hot chocolate for the kids at a local cafe in town..It was lovely we all thoroughly enjoyed it and i noticed everyone seemed alot calmer, isnt it wonderful to see the effects of those good endorphins we find from exercise.. Im hoping all thses extra km im riding burn off some off this stubborn fat ( ; always look on the bright side of life ( : I can do this!! think positive thoughts

  • Jade Caddy
    26 Apr 2015
    10:13 AM

    Dam chocolate cravings!!! I couldnt help myself and i couldnt stop ) : the dissapointment afterwards is so not worth it...Iv come so far Im sure i didnt need it that badly! i was a little stressed out at the time.. I must find better ways to cope if anything im glad it was only lindt dark chocolate Iv had a whole night to sleep on it and im determined not to give in again..today is a new day.. new beginning!! I can do this!!

  • Jade Caddy
    25 Apr 2015
    12:12 AM

    we have been short staffed at work so iv been working full days 8 30-5 30 its been a bit of a shock to the sytem and my whole routine..My husband has been a amazing hes taken care of the kids and sorted them out he has also been fully supportive of me..We havnt had much time together because iv been coming home to have dinner then off to the gym then by the time i get home he has been fast asleep so i tried going straight to the gym after work then coming home to the family and i think that suits better as i can then come home after a workout in a feel good mood and help out with getting the kids to bed then spend quality time with the hubby.. its just a matter of working out how everything is going to fit in.. I am quite tired this week im hoping for a restfull weekend maybe a bit of camping with the kiddies, in the backyard mind you as the hubby has taken off for a week for a diving comp and left myself and the kids with our bycycles lol..lucky we aernt far from the shops, school and work, its going to be an intersting week but i think i needed that extra boost so getting around on my push bike all week should do the trick ( ;

  • Jade Caddy
    23 Apr 2015
    12:34 AM

    I am so proud of what i have achieved in 8 weeks mentally and physically..sharing my progress pictures with others was very daunting at first because i never liked who id become, I was ashamed and dissapointed within myself but in turn with others kind words and encouragement it has grown me stronger The maxines challenge came along at exactly the right time for me.I was in a dark place heartbroken from losing my boy who has now chosen to live with his father 1700km away! I needed to stay strong for the rest of my family and i vowed once getting on board the maxines challenge that i wouldf not give up on myself it has been one of the best experiences in my life! although..finding out that my son is terribily embarresed of me ) : because of the progress pictures i have posted on instragram, he now refuses to speak to me over the phone, dosnt answer texts this has just about broken me... His exact words were "go away mum" and now wants nothing to do with me ) : I just wish he knew how much I needed to do this for myself and how much better i am as a person for doing this...I needed to be strong to deal with the heartache of not having him around... I miss him everyday and only wish things were different.. I cried a river yesterday but still vow to never give up!! I must be strong and carry on because what sort of mum would i be if i collapse.. Im doing this for you buddy I love you and miss you everday NEVER EVER GIVE UP BELIVE THINGS WILL GET BETTER BE STRONG STAY STRONG LOVE MY KIDS!!!

  • Jade Caddy
    20 Apr 2015
    9:46 AM

    Today iv got a really strong mind set to give this last chapter all iv got.. and the best iv got! My son whom i am pictured with is my main motivation! He no longer lives with me he decided to go and live with his dad. He is 11, it was heartbreaking but i refused to let it break me ! when this challenge came along i beleived it was somthing I must do, it has been a great distraction from the heartache of not having my beautiful boy close by. He lives 1700kms away! ..I have recieved alot more out of this challenge than id ever imagined.. It has made me stronger it has taught me that when life gets tough you must stay strong mentally and exercise and good foods play a big part in that! it has done me the world of good. I now feel i am more capable of copying with lifes stresses. BE STRONG! BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT!

  • Jade Caddy
    18 Apr 2015
    1:59 PM

    YAH!!! what a nice surprise I was nominated for member of the month at my local gym Life and soul Karratha and won a gym pack.. I have been a member of life and soul for about 3 1/2 years now. I joined up just before my wedding so i could shape up for that although i did get into shape i still had no idea what i was doing and it was gruelling and such a hard process in the end i hated it and after the weddding i gave up on it all and got fat and lazy again ) : ( didnt even know about protein powders lol) Iv been known as the yo yo lady because i will work hard get to a good reasonable shape then i just give up so i wont go to the gym for a while.. Its always so hard to go back because i feel embarresded of myself and dissapointed thta iv had to start all over again! This time it feels different i feel like this is something i could hold on to and actually enjoy doing. Members, instructors and the managers at the gym have been very encouraging i think they are as amazed as i am with myself.. Iv been told how inspiring i am for many people..I feel happy that i could be someone that inspires others to change their lives .. love LIFE & SOUL karratha

  • Jade Caddy
    18 Apr 2015
    1:43 PM

    So today im submitting my week 8 progress picture!!! I know iv worked hard but i was still a little nervous putting my picture up.. but once it was up and i could see the difference and the changes my body had made within these 4 weeks i was stoked!! couldnt be happier with my progress.. I couldnt be any prouder of myself!! what a wonderful feeling this is.. Iv found weeks 4-8 have become a little easier in ways of routine.. going to the gym has now become somthing that i must do and iv managed to get a schedule going where it fits in nicely with family and work. I love the person iv become throughout this journey!! i have become alot more content with my life..Ive started to appriciate even the little things in life and most importantly i am much more positive.. Iv fought through negative thoughts that have been trapped in my head for many many years.. the best part of it is that iv actually been able to reduce my anti depressant dose to half!!! this is a massive achievment for me!! In time i hope to come off of them all together! this journey has just been the stepping stone to make this do able.. Ive seen massive improvements mentally and physically I cant believe how close we are to the end im reallyu looking forward to the next chapter of this challenge its exciting to think what you guys have in store for us for the home stretch!! loving life!!! thankyou maxines challenge!!! ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    14 Apr 2015
    3:33 PM

    I am blown away I never thought people would look up to me! the comments im getting from people are so encouraging..alot of people have actually said that i have inspired them, which i feel fantastic about !! if i can inspire someone to change their life like this has changed mine then i would feel honoured.. Everywhere i go i have people saying "wow" its just an amazing feeling.. I still cant believe im doing this and most importantly i have not given up, which is what id usually do I think iv come so far now i have made massive changes mentally and physically that if i was to quit id feel like id let down everyone else that has been supporting me too.. this thought keeps me going If i can inspire people to become healthy and positive then i believe iv got a good purpose in this world This is my new life!! and im lovin it!! ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    13 Apr 2015
    11:53 AM

    I came across this inspirational post on my face book feed.. It reads so relevant to the stage of where i am in my life right now!! this journey is such an eye opener its funny that some people will seem so supportive of you until you ACTUALLY help yourself and do something for YOURSELF and then they become distant because they think you dont need them anymore! cant people just be PROUD of ones achievments.. theres friends that i thought would be really happy for me although they havnt shown much support at all, its just dissapointing but i try not to let that sadden me because this is for me! and i must keep going! i know iv become a better person for it and to me thats the most important part! Dont ever be afraid to do something for YOU! this is what i keep telling myself anyway because i do have days where i feel selfish especially being a mum rushing off to the gym especially if it is straight after work, there never feels like enough hours in the day to give everyone a bit of yourself.. But im getting there ( : I will not give up on myself!

  • Jade Caddy
    13 Apr 2015
    11:40 AM

    Some progress pictures taken this morning.. Im noticing ripples of muscle popping out in all sorts of places! Id never imagined to get this far I am feeling terrific and simply proud! ITS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY!

  • Jade Caddy
    12 Apr 2015
    11:26 AM

    What a journey this is!! Before the challenge it was always a struggle to get up in the morning i would feel sluggish and cranky and still very tired! I always felt like there wasnt much to look forward to and it was just going to be another day to try and push through the same old shit. I would dream about bedtime and count down the hours until i could just snuggle up in bed again and hide from the world just because i felt unhappy with my self and my life. I would rely on a product called alphamine a fatburner and energy drink i couldnt start the day without it it sort of became an addiction. Between that and all the alcohol and crappy food i was consuming I constantly felt drained and emotional! That was the PAST! the new me is excited to wake up I no longer consume alphamine! I stick to my coffee sweetened with stevia I enjoy a wholesome breakfast and believe iv fueld my body for the best start to achieve my goals for the day wether it be for work, gym or simply being a great wife and mother! I feel i have a reason to smile i have a purpose in life! I have things to look forward to and have a positive mind. To a achieve a positive mind and be menatlly healthy is a massive importance to me. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for alot of my life. I suffered anxiety even as a young child I was painfully shy and had no confidence in myself and lacked self esteem. I had no knowledge of depression but knew there was something wrong with me as i was always scrared to socialise I felt safe when it was just myself I guess because no one could judge me. I would cry alot for no reason and always felt unworthy. When I was 15 i took myself to the doctors and that was when i was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I felt relieved that i had finally got an answer to what was going on with me. I began on medication my moods started to stabilise i remember it feeling like a breath of fresh air..I started to gain confidence ( : I remain on medication, my anxiety isnt near as bad as it was when i was younger. Iv learnt to get strong I guess iv had to as life sometimes throws us all some shitty things and you must be strong! Iv learnt alot about life and about people I still have my bad days when i cry for no apparent reason but since starting this challenge i have become alot more focused on life, focused on the important things in life. I have taught my mind to become alot more positive.. The hill climbs have been a great tool for challenging my negative thoughts its all been very rewardig.. It just shows that if you eat healthy, exercise regulary and limit your alcohol (even better dont drink at all!) I think of it as poison now!! YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!! You can become a better you and you know what, YOU DESERVE IT.....LOVE YOUR LIFE.....DO THE THINGS YOU LOVE!! STAY HEALTHY!! BECOME A POSITIVE PERSON.....MAKE THE CHANGE IF I CAN DO IT YOU CAN DO IT TOO xxxxxxxxxx

  • Jade Caddy
    12 Apr 2015
    1:05 AM

    progress pictures week 6-7 this is taken in exmouth when we were on hoidays..I was a bit nervous going away on holidays as i had my routine home,work, gym all set out. I had my healthy food stocked up and everything ready to go..But i didnt miss a skip as soon as i reached our destination i went to the grocery store and stocked up on all the healthy food to get me through the week, i also went and sussed out the local gym and ran a few laps around the block..I spent alot of time at the beach it gave me quality time to reflect on all the good iv done for myself and to also take some deep breaths in and slow down and reasess where i was in life..It was a time to reflect on the important things in life..My mental and physicall health is very important as im a mother aswell as a role model for my children..

  • Jade Caddy
    12 Apr 2015
    12:54 AM

    ABS!! my progress so far this is where iv seen big changes.. I LOVE waking up with a flat stomach and i havent suffered from any bloating since this challenge which is awsome i used to suffer quite bad. I would often joke to my husband that i was pregnant lol.. the last picture you see of me sitting at the beach would have been very rare in the past..I had never felt comfortable wearing a bikini in front of anyone at the beach, id always have a beach towel close by to cover myself up incase someone came sooo stupid i know but its just how i felt! although now its almost like iv gained some sort of freedom within myself..I guess im finally learning to love me ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    12 Apr 2015
    12:41 AM

    Week 4 progress pictures it was within these first 4 weeks i shredded 6 kilos!! this is when people started noticing changes it was very encouraging they all wanted to know what my secret was haha!! I told them it was maxines of course! ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    12 Apr 2015
    12:35 AM

    might sound stupid but until now iv been too embarresed to put up any of my before pictures but i am truly blown away by how far i have come in almost 7 weeks..I actually dont feel ashamed or embarresed anymore! instead i am super proud of myself.. Iv pushed my mind and body so hard and i am thrilled with my results..this challenge has changed me in soo many better ways..Im loving life again!! these pictures were taken in the first week of starting the maxines challenge these pictures bring back memories of when i felt fat and miserable within myself I am so glad im doing this for me!! I dont ever want to be like that again this is the beggining of a new active healthy lifestyle filled with positive outlooks!!

  • Jade Caddy
    8 Apr 2015
    10:12 PM

    I havnt blogged on here for awhile im finding instragram to be a great tool to keep me motivated and connected.. Its all so exciting i wake each morning to new followers and positive comments towards my posts I am absolutely loving it!! Its great having other challengers to follow we all encorage each other its a really positive vibe.. I know iv said this before but this challenge is changing my life in such good ways , My depression is no where near as bad as it was.. im actually really enjoying life now! my thoughts are much more positive and im just dam proud of myself!.. Iv pushed so hard and gave it my best and the results are showing and its ME that i can thank! which is awsome that i am finally doing something for myself.. I love the strength that is building it is truly amazing what ones body can do and the way it can transform!! It truly does amaze me.. another reason for starting this challenge was to have something to focus on to keep me distracted from the hurt i was feeling when my eldest son who is 11 decided to go live with his dad..it broke my heart I went through a bad patch when he left we had such a strong bond but i understood that he needed to get to know his dad and that i couldnt deny him of that.. I still miss him terribily it has been hard but iv pushed through.. before this challenge i had a terrible diet it was full of alcohol and crappy food id go through stages of drinking myself so drunk just to numb whatever crap i was dealing with in my life but this challenge has given me alot of thinking space, those hill climbs have been torterous but great for the mind..I have challenged my negative thoughts and turned them into positive! Im now proud to tell people that instead of reaching for the bottle or the big packet of chips id much rather run up a hill and get those feel good endorphins running through my veins i love feeling happy again ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    23 Mar 2015
    11:09 PM

    Im feeling a bit down today, I think i pulled a muscle in my chest on friday and its still sore today.. I couldnt give it my best in my workout today the pain is awful it was taking my breath away..I stopped at the chemist on my way home and was given some viclofen an antiinflammatory and strong paracetamol..really hope it starts to feel better real soon. I feel like im on a roll with this challenge and i dont want anything getting in my way.. fingers crossed it gets better

  • Jade Caddy
    21 Mar 2015
    5:11 PM

    So today i uploaded my 4 week progress photo. I couldnt be more proud of myself Ive worked so bloody hard!! Its been a great 4 weeks iv learnt so much more about myself..Iv learnt that i have more strength that i ever knew i had!! Iv battled through negative feelings and come out more positive Iv become a more calmer and happier person within myself I have had such an increase in energy which has helped me so much balancing work and a family Its become a normal routine now to squeeze in a gym session and the nutrition plan has been simple to follow I make sure my rest day sunday consists of preping my meals for the week.. this challenge has also taught me to become more organised with my life Im getting alot of comments from people about how great im looking it feels so bloody good! because i know i am the one responsible for doing what iv done and it makes me super proud!! My husband has been my number 1 throughout this journey he has fully supported me in everyway..he understands how important this is for me to feel happy as a person again and he sees that.. My kids keep saying wow mum you look so skinny!! its so nice ( : they love that i am so much more active and i feel iv become alot better role model for my kids in the fact that im able to fit all aspects in my life being work,family,fitness and nutrition and being organised aswell.. Its just been challenging but i needed a challenge in my life! I cannot thank maxines challenge enough, you guys have changed my life soo much already!! look forward to the next chapter.. bring it on!! i wanna see what this body can do next!! ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    17 Mar 2015
    4:20 PM

    If anyone is reading this Maxines burn bars are on special at groceryrun.com.au Im stocking up!!! yum!! love to look forward to these ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    17 Mar 2015
    4:13 PM

    iv been feeling very tired the last few days.. yep its that shitty time of the month again and first time since starting the challenge..I usually crave chocolate and all things crap so its been quite a struggle.. Iv been a little cranky and feel bad for that so trying really hard to distance myself from people even my family.. wishing these days away grrr! knowing that the progress photo is coming up has given me something to focus on..I keep telling myself i must not eat that crappy food beacuse iv stayed strong this whole time and i know id be dissapointed come time to put my picture up.. As it was my cardio day today i decided to get outdoors and challenge myself to a few hill sprints again..Its not something i look forward to but i crave that feeling of reaching the top of the hill! the views are amazing so pretty.. Today feeling a bit tired and yuck i needed to convince myself to reach the top.. so before starting the run i thought of someone who had hurt me in my life and used that as a way to get me up..I told myself that if i got to the top without stopping that i would WIN and if i didnt that would mean that theyd won me over again.. It worked and brang me much power!!!..I could feel my teeth gritting as i reachd the top it was awsome but hard.. I feel much more positive now.. this challenge is helping me get through some of my negative emotions and hang ups. I hope everyone is reaping the physical and mental advantages to this challenge xxx

  • Jade Caddy
    11 Mar 2015
    11:47 PM

    so tabata was my choice of cardio today!! wow what a workout im pretty glad it was only a half hr class i actually felt close to vomiting it was that fast paced lol.. Definetely be doing that again! looking forward to my weights day tommorow im begining to LOVE my weights day which is good that iv found something that i look forward to.. It helps break the week up a bit by having those days to look forward to.. keep believing in your self and never give up! x

  • Jade Caddy
    10 Mar 2015
    9:41 AM

    5am rpm express followed by grit cardio done and dusted! really had to push myself mentally to get through these too but i did it!! feeling proud!! i love feeling proud of myself i am doing this for ME! DONT GIVE UP!!

  • Jade Caddy
    10 Mar 2015
    12:20 AM

    the last 2 days iv felt quite depressed and sad.. My husband is away for 1 whole week for work so its been hard work balancing kids,work and gym time.. yesterday i just collapsed on my bed and started crying.. I think im tired.. yesterday (sunday) was my rest day so i decided to pack the kids up and head to the beach.. what a wonder that did, the warm sun on my skin and the fresh salty water made me quickly realise that life is beautiful and to cherish it and not to be sad.. I guess being near and in the ocean sort of grounds me again.. I do suffer depression and anxiety and take medication for it.. the medication works well although there can be days where things get too much and i feel myself spiralling into a depressed state.. I hate it! sometimes i fight it, sometimes i go along with it, have a good cry and let the days turn into another until my mood rises.. Today i pushed mysel to go to the gym I knew if i didnt i would feel terrible about myself and i didnt want to inflict that upon myself.. I took a good sizes pre work to amp myself up and smashed out my weights session..the feeling i felt after my session was unbelievableI felt strong and in charge of myself again! this is what i must remember..exercise makes me feel good pyhsically and most importantly mentally!

  • Jade Caddy
    6 Mar 2015
    1:51 PM

    Im loving waking up each day to see changes in my body it makes me feel proud that i made it through the day before and that is rewarding! so im starting to feel more confident within myself which is awsome!! yesterday i recieved 3 comments about how good im looking from different people it felt amazing and proved that this is really working for me and worth everything i put in!.. So with those compliments gave me the power to go my hardest today.. I started with a 15 minute jog on the treadmill and the whole time i was on their i was amping myself up for grit strength which would follow straight after my jog.. I am so proud and also glad that its over lol! but i did it! I dont think i couldve done any better i was dripping with sweat and constantly out of breath... Im feeling amazing now!! what a great start to my day hope everyones friday feels as good as mine ( : Dont give up!! POSITIVE thinking will get you through x

  • Jade Caddy
    2 Mar 2015
    8:40 PM

    I hope everybody enjoyed their rest day! I spent the day out on malus island off of dampier wa.. The water was beautiful and so was the company ( : although everytime we head out on the water we are sure to pack an eskie full of cold drinks and sit back and enjoy.. this time i didint pack myself any Iv gotta admit i felt a little adjutated sitting their sipping on my water while everyone enjoyed a bevvie... I told them i wasnt drinking for 12 weeks to get the best results i can possibily get..Everyone was so supportive it made me feel so special. I actually noticed my husband didnt drink as much either so it was a win, win situation ( : as much as i actually look forward to going to the gym especially to do my weights, it was so nice to have that rest day to just slow down and enjoy. ( :

  • Jade Caddy
    26 Feb 2015
    8:46 PM

    Well my day actually started off amazing! I managed to get myself to the 5am, yep 5am!! 30min rpm class then followed straight after by a 30 min grit strength class..OMG! I was totally stuffed after rpm so i really had to persuade myself with some posittive thinking to mark my spot for grit strength then to complete it aswell.. I felt relieved and amazing afterwards.. the sunrise was just so beautiful, the world seemed calm, i understood how people explained how the early mornings were the most beautiful parts of the day.. So then came the arvo when my 10 yr old step daughter came home from school in such a mood and loaded it all on me! there was not anything i could do right, well its actually seemed like this for the last few days ) : I dont handle stress well and this stressed me out..I felt so angry that she could just take away my happy zen in such an instant..I thought about vodka because this is what id usually do.. I grabbed the vacume cleaner instead and started vacuming the house i even worked up a sweat doing it! Still havnt reached for that bottle of vodka... my strong will has amazed me today! note to self: not to let lifes stresses get in the way of my happiness !!

  • Jade Caddy
    25 Feb 2015
    7:14 PM

    So its Day 3.. almost halfway through the first week! Im feeling motivated and enthused I feel proud of myself!, for so long i have been known to just do group classes but thanks to this challenge I have now stepped out of my comfort zone and into the big boys room haha (thats what alot of the girls call the weights room ) The first day was a little daunting but i did it! and today was easier, everyone I asked for help was very helpful and i mentioned that I was doing the maxines challenge they were all so motivating, which was really nice ( : Im quite sore today although im itching to head back and lift some heavy weights already. My Tuesday cardio session involved an rpm class, it has been about 2 months since id done one of these classes so it was pretty intense.. i noticed how unfit id gotten.. After that class i felt powerful, proud and more positive ( : Iv missed those good endorphins ( : I must not forget how good a good workout makes me feel The meals are easy to prepare and taste good too.. i havnt been hunger yet! but I do definetely look forward to my maxines burn bars and cookies ( : best of luck to all the challengers!! xx I will post a photo up nearing the end of the week ( :

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