Getting Fit & Fab: Oct ’12 – Oct ’13

Every year, after the Bathurst 1000, I promise myself I will lose weight and get fit before the next year’s race.

Every year.

I tell myself I will be able to doing all the stairs, hills and walking to and fro with much less strain and struggle. I tell myself I will be able to confidently have a nice photo taken with my favourite drivers to be proud of. I tell myself I will be able to buy a ladies tee supporting my team and it won’t matter that the sizing doesn’t go past a 12.

Every. Single. Year.

This year, the walking was a little easier. This is the first year since we’ve been going that I have not been pregnant and boy did not carrying a tiny person in my belly make a difference. And, that little bit of relief has inspired me to make sure next year is even easier.

Grid Girls, V8 Grid Girls, Promo Girls, Bathurst 1000, Bathurst 1000 2012,

I am definitely more motivated during and just after the event. Especially given that everywhere you look there are Promo Girls in tight clothes, reminding you that you’re in your frumpies. With all the smooth legs, perky boobs and flat stomachs it can be easy to feel a little less than at your best, especially when you haven’t actually made the effort to be at your best in the first place.

I’m not jealous of them, nor do I have a problem with their presence, they simply act to highlight my failure from the year before. They do an awesome job, smiling and posing with every Tom, Dick, Harry and Bogue who wants to leer at them or have a photo with them, managing to get their grubby hands all over them.

So, this year, I am again making a promise to be fitter and healthier by the time next year rolls around.

On the second Monday of every month I will post a photo and an update on how things are going. If I haven’t posted, hunt me down people!


So, this is me. At the beginning.

You can follow my journey here (obviously) on Facebook, Twitter or find me on Instagram (@bybecky).

Linking up with the ever entertaining Jess from Diary of a SAHM for IBot


  1. You can do this. Just put your mind to it. I know easier said than done. I too have stopped and started exercising i know its hard but its your will power that drives you to go further.

    The guy in your picture under the monster umbrella has some mad hover hands around that girl lol.

    • Thanks! I seem to be so easily able to give up because I am too tired or too busy… and then I get down the track and realise that if I’d not given up I wouldn’t be starting all over again!

      He does, doesn’t he? I feel so bad for them!

  2. I find it refreshing that Bathurst is your starting point, and not the new year!
    Good ony you for doing this. If you want it bad enough, you’ll get there. Xx

    • Thanks Jess!

  3. I’m the same – so we can do it together!!

    When I’m over this bronchitis (which will be soon) we can start the relate exercise thing I talked about?

    • I got it from you then? 😉 Just kidding!

      yes, we will do that!

  4. You can do it!! I think that start of summer is a great time to start a new motivation because by the time winter comes you will have changed your habits!

    • I’ve not thought about it like that, but you’re so right. Thank you for your comment!

  5. My life is a constant roller coaster of wanting to shed weight. I’ll keep on your back, if you promise to keep on mine 🙂

    • Sounds like a plan lovely lady!

  6. Oh Becky, you can do this! Sometimes all those fabulous bodies can be depressing, but I love your style. You’re inspired by it. And you should be. Because those girls feel fabulous! I have faith in your beautiful girl, and look forward to seeing your progress. You’re not going to know yourself! xxx


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