Thursday, 24 May 2012

World Record Workout

I am officially part of a world record breaking cohort of worker outerers (which I believe is the technical term...).  We broke the record for the largest group circuit workout.  I wonder if my individual name will be published in the next edition of the Guiness Book of Records.

Last Saturday as a celebration of the end of Round 1 of the 12wbt, 1165 people took to the Catani Gardens in St Kilda for a massive mass workout with Michelle and her crew.  It was such a happy morning of meeting people, spotting people, stalking people....  I decided since I didn't get a ticket for finale party I had to make the most of this opportunity to meet people I have followed on blogs, vlogs, facebook pages and forums.

It was fantastic to meet my friend Linni who I had 'met' during the round as we read each others blogs and followed each others' journey.  (Check out her blog:  Confessions of a Serial Snacker.  Linni finished top 8% this round - what an awesome effort). 

Linni and me (and her littlest man) after the workout.  

It was also fantastic to meet up with other Warrnambool and Surrounds 12wbt crew members...  We had sporadic get togethers during round 1, but what with one thing and another I didn't get to meet all of them.  So it was great to meet some more of them here.

Warrnambool & Surrounds Crew with Mish after the workout.  Aren't we gorgeous??

With Lynn and Kate after the workout...

Michelle was fantastic.  She was friendly, enthusiastic and made time to high five people and sign stuff and pose for photos all over the place.  After the workout finished, she sat on this stage as group after group came and had a photo with her.  She was gracious and patient and she even teared up a bit as she made a speech after we broke the record for the biggest circuit workout.  I spoke to her and took the opportunity to thank her for creating not only a program with sound nutrition and training - but one which has engendered this incredible support and friendship between participants.  And she said, thank you very much, but really you guys do all the hard work or words to that effect.  She was lovely - check out these photos as evidence....
  Thick as thieves, the pair of us!  (All I can think now is, gosh - I need to keep pushing on with this program and lose me some chin!!  Also, why do I have my mother's 'photograph face' on??)

And this photo cracks me up.... Kellie and Penny on either side of Mish chatting away with her like they were old mates while the rest of us made our way up for the group photo.  This is a classic.

I also got to meet one of my 12wbt heroes - Splash.  This woman is a pocket dynamo and I'm inspired by how she has changed her life.  Here's a peek of what she's achieved in the past year. 

{So all in all, a wonderful morning, and very motivating as I head into Round 2.}


  1. Good for you Jane! What an awesome thing you're doing. And love the blog... very entertaining! Another skill of yours!!

  2. This blog me me smile from ear to ear. So awesome to meet you and I'm so insanely jealous that you got a pic with Mish and Splash. I think I might have to make that my new goal lol xoxo