But adding to my chuffededness - there was a lovely prize attached which arrived last week, on the door step, in a parcel addressed to me and me only. Here's what was in it. (Thanks to Thing 1 for the lovely photos.)
A little tea infuser and a selection of beautiful organic teas from Tea Tonic in very pretty little tins...
There are some absolute ripper flavours like relaxation tea - which is green tea with lavender - a beautiful berry tea, a dark chocolate and black tea flavour and GLEW tea (which has ginger, lemongrass, echinacea and white tea). Apparently, the GLEW tea keeps you from coming unstuck, and let's face it we can all use something that does that.
I have been trying to become a herbal tea drinker this round of the 12wbt - I thought it would be a much more mindful and, obviously, healthy alternative to my penchant for a rude Milo of an evening. This beautiful prize was just what I needed to properly convert me. There is something so lovely about drinking tea; the way you have to wait while it steeps, draws or brews (or whatever it is it does) and then the sipping of the delicate flavours. So different to scoffing a Milo..... And the best bit? No self loathing afterwards!!
But wait... there's more. I also received a beautiful pack of Dermaviduals skin care products.
I'll be honest - with skin care, I often feel like I'm shutting the gate after the horse has bolted. I feel like I'm in the mode where you try to stop things from deteriorating further!! So I'll give any new moisturisers and face creams a red hot go and search dilligently for any signs of improvement to my skin. The dermavidual products are lovely so far - let's see if they can work miracles.
So I want to say an enormous thank you to those who nominated me. I really was moved by your support.
I want to say thank you to dermaviduals and Tea Tonic for supplying these lovely prizes.
And, of course, I want to say a massive thank you to Michelle Bridges and her awesome crew who have dreamed up, and then made a reality, a program like the 12wbt. When I started the 12wbt, I thought the program was all about weight loss! Silly me! It's about so much more than that...
It's about health, it's about overhauling how we think about ourselves and our potential to reach our goals. It's about working every day to be the best possible version of ourselves. It's about support from people you've never met, and meeting new friends with similar goals.
Writing this blog, actually having readers, being nominated and winning a prize.... these things have been a bonus that I never thought would be part of my 12wbt journey.