Why You’ll Love the Power of Pre-Season

Advice // Sarah Link // 6 June 2014

We get asked all the time: What the hell is Pre-Season? And why is it so important?

Preparation = Success

Think of it this way: you wouldn’t go on a holiday without some planning and preparation, would you? If you didn’t organise yourself before you left, you’d come home to rotting food in the fridge and a mailbox stuffed with mail, right? Or if you waited until the day before you left you’d be racing around in a panic and probably forget a few things, correct? Pre-Season is kind of like that. It’s all about getting prepped so you start the 12 weeks as smoothly (and successfully) as you can.

Pre-Season is the six weeks leading up to the start of the Round. It’s a time we’ve built specifically for you to focus and get in the right mindset, so you’ll hit the ground running when the 12 weeks begin. Sign up now and you’ll still have time to complete your Tasks. Believe us, we’ve seen a LOT happen even in a short time!

How Does Pre-Season Work?

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Kacey with Mish

During Pre-Season you’ll complete a series of tasks that start you in the direction of making lasting change. You’ll be given tasks like setting your goals, telling your family and friends your plans, and getting real with yourself when it comes to excuses. These are as much about prepping your mind as preparing your body.

“Doing all the Pre-Season tasks changed my mindset about where I should be at and what I should be doing. It was the only way I could have succeeded with the exercise and the nutrition.” – 12WBTer Kacey, who lost 24 kilos

The Pre-Season Payoff

Getting in the game before the main event is crucial. In fact, lots of people have seen huge results in Pre-Season and then gone on to do even bigger things during the Round! Read about their stories here.

“Completing the Pre-Season Tasks, reading everybody’s stories, goals, knowing there are sooo many of you doing this with me, watching Michelle’s videos … I can only attribute my feeling healthier on the inside, being able to cope with other anxieties a little better and an actual movement on my weighing scale (towards lower numbers) for the first time to Pre-Season! Thank you Michelle and 12WBT – for setting me up so well.” – nehanagaich

“When I first started I took the advice of my awesome sister (who had lost an amazing amount of weight on the program) and really paid attention to the Pre-Season Tasks and then just simply did what I was told. The payoff is that you don’t have to do the hard thinking about what you need to do. Mish and the team have done it for you – you just follow their expert advice, learn on the way and BAM! results.” Mazzarattaz 

The Results Speak for Themselves

Sophie after the 12WBT Finale Workout

Sophie after the 12WBT Finale Workout

Almost all of our 12WBT success stories have one thing in common: they all got stuck right into their Pre-Season Tasks. We’ve seen it time and time again: people who do the Tasks get their head in the right place, and that in turn drives them to reach their goals. Some 12WBTers have lost 2, 5 or even 10 kilos in Pre-Season alone. Imagine what they then go on to achieve in the 12-week Round!

“Do the Pre-Season Tasks, specifically the task about ‘no more excuses’. Until you break it down, you don’t realise that we use excuses in our daily life for everything! Persistence pays off when you stop making excuses.” – 12WBTer Sophie

 

116 Comments

116 Comments

  1. Jodie Reply

    Am I too late to get good use of the pre season? If so when does the next round start? I am keen to get as much as possible out of the system so would like a good start.

    1. Susie Purcell Reply

      Hi Jodie,

      Thanks for contacting us!

      You absolutely still have time to complete your Pre-Season Tasks for the May Round, however it will mean some organisation on your part (actually one of the Pre-Season Tasks is all about being organised!), so if you are organised, it will be no problem. It’s definitely better to get in and start this Round now rather than wait for the next one – strike while the iron is hot!

      When you sign up, you will receive your ‘welcome’ email from Mish which will outline which Pre-Season Tasks to do in which order, and you’ll also be alerted when your Week 1 Exercise and Nutrition Plans are available. The Pre-Season Tasks are an invaluable part of the 12WBT, and Mish’s email makes it easy for you to see which ones to focus on first, so you are ready to get going with everyone on Monday of Week 1.

      Many 12WBTers join us during the final weeks of Pre-Season so you will certainly not be on your own. If you’d like to sign up, please head to https://go.12wbt.com/sign-up

      If you do however decide to sign up for the June Round instead, Pre-Season starts on 4th May and the Round kicks off on 15th June 2015.

      All the best for your health and fitness journey and we will look forward to having you on board!

      Kind regards

      Susie
      12WBT Support Crew

      1. Sue Reply

        Hi Susie

        I have just paid and joined up but wanted to start the pre-season on 4th May for the round kick off on the 15th June. Should I have joined on the 4th May so there will be no confusion. I don’t want to start the May round until I have done all the pre-season activities.

        I am a little confused so your help is appreciated.

        Thanks
        Sue

  2. sue Reply

    I,d also like to join but is there enough time to prepare or should i wait for the next one

    1. Danielle Warby Reply

      Hey Sue, there’s TOTALLY enough time! Check out Susie’s answer above. If you have any more questions, get in touch with our superstar Support Crew, they can help you out: https://www.12wbt.com/faqs/question

      Good luck!

  3. Margie Reply

    Hi I’m overuled by my head. I weigh 150 kg and 170 cm tall. Could this really happen for me too. I did one before but didn’t actually do it just paid the money. Really need to do something as my life and abilities to move and function are starting to wind down. I’m in a lot of pain and can hardly walk by the end of the day. I used to be really able active and would tackle just about anything. I’ve had a weight problem all my life but it’s become chronic about the last 2 or 3 yrs as I try to just live life and work in my job as a gardener. I used to be in the RFS but now unable to do that anymore. I am racked with discomfort and pain in many places. I’m slow and lazy do to my lack of energy. I have a thyroid prob I think but the tabs don’t do much so I hardly take them. I turn 50 on sept 20 later this year and my dream would be for me to give myself a birthday gift of a say 25 kg weight loss. That would be a great start. I really need to commit to this program and take it on as a lifestyle change for my future health. Hoping to get motivated and kick myself in the bum and begin to lose kgs weekly. Please help me to help myself. Regards Margie.

    1. Susie Purcell Reply

      Hi Margie

      Thanks for contacting us and I am sorry to hear about everything you are going through. It’s super positive however that you’ve recontacted us and are keen to work on your health, fitness and weight loss goals!

      First and foremost, we do ask that you seek advice from your health care professional before embarking on an exercise program especially if you have pre-existing injuries or conditions. They will give you a recommendation as to which exercises to avoid and which ones you can perform safely.

      We encourage you to then modify the Exercise Plans to suit your needs, based on the results of your health professional’s assessment of you. The comprehensive 12WBT Exercise Index is a great resource to help you in your modifications and you can also post questions in the Member Zone for our Support Crew and experienced members if you need further guidance.

      The Move program is the entry level program for 12WBT and this is something you might like to consider in consultation with your health care providers. The exercises in its Exercise Plans are all low impact and low intensity, and the Fitness Program itself is comprised of 4-5 days of exercise rather than 6. The Move program is the perfect program for those people who have never exercised before, haven’t exercised in a long time or who have injuries and/or health concerns that requires them to introduce a fitness routine very gently.

      The Calorie Levels are higher for the Move program, as they are designed to be achievable for 12WBTers with a BMI >30.

      Keep in mind that weight loss is 80% nutrition, 20% exercise so even if you have to modify the Exercise Plans somewhat, by following the Meal Plans as prescribed, you can still achieve a great result.

      I hope that this assists with making an informed decision about signing up and I wish you all the best with your health and fitness goals.

      We’d love to have you back on board!

      Kind regards

      Susie
      12WBT Support Crew

  4. Christine WIlliams Reply

    Hi, I am as yet not sure about joining, very nervous actually.
    The reason is easy I’m 57 about 10-15 kilos overweight and have literally never excercised.
    I sometimes will go for a walk not much else.
    I try to be positive but sometimes its a struggle.
    Really my age and total lack of fitness are my concern. Will I be able to do this program?
    Thanks for reading this Christine

    1. Susie Purcell Reply

      Hi Christine

      Thanks for contacting us. Yes you can absolutely join us on the 12WBT Program! At 12WBT we strongly believe that age shouldn’t be a limiting factor when it comes to becoming fit and healthy. In fact, we have had people from 15 to 76 participating in the 12WBT Program.

      We have a specific Fitness Program called Fit for Fifty which may be suitable for you, and we also have our Move and Move 2 Fitness Programs which are designed for those people who have never exercised before, haven’t exercised in a long time or who have injuries and/or health concerns that requires them to introduce a fitness routine very gently. Given you are wanting to lose 10-15kgs, I’d recommend the Move, Move 2 or Beginner program as a starting point, as the Fit for Fifty program focusses more on weight maintenance. By completing the Pre-Season Task ‘Fitness Test’ you will find out which Program is recommended for you. The good news also is that if you start one Fitness Program and find it too easy or too difficult, you can change Fitness Programs and you can do this via your own 12WBT Account Settings.

      You are also welcome to modify your Exercise Plan if you have injuries or limitations, check with your doctor or healthcare professional for what is best for you. You might wish to take your 12WBT Exercise Plan to your doctor or other health professional and/or a trainer (if you use one) and they may modify exercises to suit you, or they may well have a completely different plan for you to follow.

      12WBT members have access to a large and comprehensive Exercise Index, which provides alternatives for many exercises and muscle groups that can be used to accommodate certain injuries and there are plenty of lower impact and beginner level options if these are needed.

      The Member Zone is also a fantastic place to get advice and feedback from other 12WBT members and what has worked for them.

      Wishing you all the very best with your health and fitness goals and I hope that we see you on board!

      Kind regards

      Susie
      12WBT Support Crew

  5. Sue Y Reply

    Hi, I’ve just my husband up for his birthday thinking 4th May was the pre-season kick-off. As there is only 1 week left of the current pre-season could I please move to the next round.

    1. Danielle Warby Reply

      Hi Sue, no problem at all! You will need to email our Support Crew directly though as they’re going to need a few more details from you. The email is support@12wbt.com.

  6. Frangi Reply

    Hi I was just reading my local newspaper and it showed an article about one of your members losing 40 kilos on your program, wow what an inspiration she is! After doing every advertised weight loss program (a success on a few) then yep! I just reverted back to my bad habits. The latest loss was 28kilos feeling empowered and then life’s problems and challenges happen, my dad passed away couldn’t cope without food. Turning 50 ish I think it’s time to love myself again so I’m looking forward to this challenge. Thinking of the June start to get my head in the right place. Thanks ❤️

  7. Ala Reply

    Hi there,
    I am interested in joining the 12wbt, however I have dietary requirements that aren’t catered for in the nutrition component of the program. Before I sign up, I was hoping I could get some advice regarding this? Do you have any recommendations?

    Many thanks!
    Ala

    1. Erica Grandjean Reply

      Hi Ala

      12WBT does require a little work adapting certain recipes when you have specific dietary requirements, but Michelle gives you all the tools to make it happen. The ‘Customise Plan’ tool allows you to swap recipes in and out of your Meal Plan to suit your preferences and you are more than welcome to modify recipes as needed. For more information, please email support@12wbtsupport.com with your specific dietary requirements – we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.

      Erica
      12WBT Support Crew Dietitian.

  8. Julie Reply

    Quick Question, Will I have access to Mish’s Work out videos before June 15?

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Julie,

      As we start and finish the program together as a team, access to all meals and exercise plans will open the week before the first week of the June Round.
      You will then have access to all the wonderful 12WBT features for the next 12 weeks!

      Tanya

  9. gerry Reply

    just joined he next june 12wbt … can’t wait to start pre season …….

  10. Grace Donnelly Reply

    Hi, Ive been reading up on the 12WBT and I have decided it IS the program for me! Am I too late for the ‘pre-season’ to the June round? I’m willing to do more than the 2 tasks per week!!
    Cheers, Grace

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Grace,

      Absolutely not! We are currently in pre-season right now, so it’s the perfect time to sign up. You can do the pre-season tasks at your own pace once you sign up (and you have two weeks to get them done;-). Head to http://12wbt.com and follow the signup prompts. We can’t wait to have you on board!

      Tanya

  11. Christine Reply

    Is it to late to do the Pre Season before the next 12 week challenge on 15th June if I start now???

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Absolutely not, Christine.
      Our pre-season is designed so you can unlock the tasks at your own pace, so if you join the June Round today you will still have access to all the preparation tasks and challenges.
      We’d love to have you on board!

  12. Brianna Reply

    Hi,
    Just wondering if you do well in the fitness exercises can you move up in intensity half way through the program? Also, do the recipes fit in with feeding four other people in the house (3 of those kids under 10)? Thanks!

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Brianna,

      The 12WBT Fitness Programs are written progressively, so they increase in intensity over the 12 weeks. You will complete a Fitness Test of one of your Pre-Season Tasks and the results of this will have our website recommend which Fitness Program(s) would suit your fitness level. You then choose from there based on your goals. We do recommend that you stick with the Fitness Program you have chosen for the full 12 weeks in order to get best results.

  13. Michelle Reply

    I know this is real late, so would it be silly to join up for the 15th June start now?

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Michelle,

      No, it’s definitely not too late! Pre-season tasks can be completed in your own time, which means you could do them all in one week if you were time poor!

      We’d definitely love to have you on board, so make sure you join our team 🙂

      Tanya

  14. Faye Reply

    Hi there could I join with my husband. We want to do the exercise programmes together at home if possible . Is it too late ?
    Thanks Fay.

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Fay,

      Fantastic! Although you’ll need two separate memberships to both join the 12WBT team and create individual profiles, you can absolutely choose to follow the same fitness and meal programs to share the experience together…the more the merrier! 🙂 As long as you can clear a few hours to get started on your Pre-Season Tasks this week then you’re not too late to join. You can both sign up at http://www.12wbt.com/sign-up before midnight June 14th (AEST) to join the June Round. See you in the Member Zone!

  15. Mel Reply

    Hi, I’m eager to get fit again (I’ve just recovered from a couple of injuries and my fitness has plummeted in the months I was recovering) and this program looks fun!
    Problem is, I’m overseas for 3 weeks during the 12 weeks after June 15th, and also have exams making pre-season difficult to complete in 5 days. I was wondering whether the next commencement date had been released yet?
    If not, would it be better to wait for the next “season”?

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Mel,

      It’s great that you want to get on board! We understand that everyone has time restraints, so if June Round doesn’t work for you, then August Round will be perfect! August pre-season kicks off on June 22, with the Round beginning on August 3.

      We hope to have you on board!

  16. Christy Reply

    Hi Gang! Well after attending my medical centre for a biennial medical for work I was duly grilled by my lovely doctor and given a wake up call! At 42 I am 105kgs and 164cm so waaaaaaay over weight! My blood pressure was high, something I’ve never had an issue with, so I am very sure it’s my weight gain over the last 10 years. I am looking for a long term fix and a lifetime commitment so this program isounds like its ‘the one’. My question is, well two actually, #1 can I still join the June round? #2 I have exercised before at a gym level but not for nearly 3 years, would I start at the beginners program or the move/move 2?
    Thanks guys and gals xxxx

  17. Rachel Reply

    Hi,

    With the round starting on the 15th JUne is this when the 6 weeks pre-season begins or when the 12 weeks training/food starts?

    If I have missed the 6 weeks of pre-season when does the next sign up begin so I can have the full 6 weeks to prepare?

    Thanks,

    Rachel

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Rachel,

      June 15 marks the very first day of the 12-week program. Our pre-season tasks are designed to be completed at your own pace, so it’s up to you whether you’d like to spread them out over our next pre-season, or jump on board today (sign-ups close at midnight!!).

      Our next pre-season begins on June 22 – so you don’t have long to wait if you’d like to join our August Round.

      Whatever you decide, we’d love to have you on board: http://12wbt.com

      Cheers,

      Tanya

  18. Suzanne Reply

    How do I know I’m ready for the pre-season in June 22?…. I am scared of failing …. Can you also tell me do I start paying in June or do the payments come out as at August?

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Suzanne,

      Please don’t be too concerned! Pre-Season will assist with getting you all prepared and organised, ready to hit the ground running once the Round kicks off on Monday 3rd August.

      If you opt to pay by weekly instalments, your first payment will be deducted as soon as you first sign up. The remaining weekly instalments will be deducted on the same business day each week until you have made 12 payments.

      It is important to note that each weekly payment does not unlock another week of the program for you; it is simply an affordable way to pay for the program over the Round. You can read more about the terms of your membership and payments here: https://www.12wbt.com/terms

      Wishing you all the very best with your health and fitness journey and I hope that we see you on board for the August Round Pre-Season on 22nd June!

  19. Charlene Byrne Reply

    Hi there, I’d like to join but the program started today, so no time for preseason! Could you tell me when the next joining date is? And when I should start preseason by for it?

    Thanks!
    Charlie 🙂

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Charlene,

      Our next pre-season begins next Monday, on June 22…so not long to wait at all!
      By jumping on board early, you get the benefit of completing all of our pre-season tasks, which will have you prepared for the challenge ahead!
      Head to http://12wbt.com to join our team! We’d love to have you on board!

      Tanya

  20. kelly Reply

    Help. I have signed up on Monday 15.06.15 deciding to jump in head first but then discovered the pre season tasks. I am having trouble in the first week already. Have I made the wrong decision by starting at this late date. How can I fix the problem of not doing a 6 week pre season. Thank you for your help.

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Kelly,

      No – you certainly haven’t made the wrong decision. You can easily get on top of your Pre-Season Tasks by making some of them a priority. I would suggest you complete Set Your Goals, Organise and Diarise, Fitness Test and Measure Up as these will help to clarify what you want to achieve, map out your 12 weeks, establish your fitness level and which program to follow and all your starting point measurements. You can then ‘catch up’ on some of the others by setting aside an hour or two over the weekend.
      Tomorrow your Week 2 plans will be released so look at Week 2 as being a fresh start. Have a look through your plans, have a look at your meals and what will work for you and plan your grocery shop. I tend to shop on a Thursday night and do a big cook up for the week ahead on Sunday afternoon. This way I can hit the ground running first thing Monday.

      1. kelly Reply

        Thank you Tanya

  21. js Reply

    Hello Team

    Could you please tell me if we can access Mish’s workout video’s during preseason?

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi JS,

      During Pre-Season, you will have access to the Exercise Index and Express Workouts, so you can get started on moving more each day! You’ll also have access to the Recipe Index and Member Zone! The Workout Videos will be released during the last week of Pre-Season.

  22. Harmeet Reply

    Hello,

    I am 24 years old, and I really want help with shedding weight as it really bums me out . I wish to enroll for the Sept round but couldn’t find the link to that (pre season starting Aug 3), could you help me with registration for that?

    Thanks!

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Harmeet,

      We’d love to have you on the Team! The September Round opens for sign ups (and Pre-Season begins) on Tuesday 4th August, with the Round starting on Monday 14th September. If you haven’t already, head to 12wbt.com to register your interest so that we can keep you in the loop about upcoming Rounds. 🙂

  23. Bronte Reply

    Hi,

    Im keen to start but have just read about the “pre season”… the next round starts on the 2nd of august… do I have enough time to get organised or am I cutting it a bit fine and possibly setting myself up for failure??
    Im a mum of 2 little ones and am not very organised, I want this to work for me so I’d appreciate an honest answer, Thank you 🙂
    Should I hold out tip the next round ?

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Bronte,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      We are so thrilled that you are thinking of joining us for the August Round. Don’t worry you’re not too late! Although Pre-Season has been underway for a while, you still have ample time to get your Tasks done. Once you have joined head to the “Home” tab in the blue navigation bar at the top of your screen and locate the Pre-Season tasks, start from Week 1 and work your way through until you catch up – don’t skip any! It’s OK if you are still working through these during the first week or two – we know how demanding little ones can be, so go at your own pace! We cannot wait to have you on our Team.

  24. Jo Reply

    Hi,
    I have been reading all about this for the past couple of days and have decided I would like to join.
    My only question is with only a few days till starting the round, will I have enough time to do the pre-season tasks, or should I wait for the next round?
    Thanks! 🙂

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Jo,

      We are so thrilled that you are thinking of joining us for the August Round. Yes, if you join today you will still have time to complete your Pre-Season Tasks, however it will mean some organisation on your part (actually one of the Pre-Season Tasks is all about being organised!). When you sign up, you will receive your ‘welcome’ email from Mish which will outline which Pre-Season Tasks to do in which order, and you’ll have immediate access to the Week 1 Exercise and Meal Plans. The Pre-Season Tasks are an invaluable part of the 12WBT, and Mish’s email makes it easy for you to see which ones to focus on first, so you are ready to get going with everyone on Monday of Week 1.

      If you feel as though you would benefit more from 6 weeks of Pre-Season, we’d suggest that you join the September Round, which kicks off on Monday 14th September. Pre-Season starts and sign ups open next Tuesday 4th August.

      So, head to 12wbt.com/sign-up this week to join the Team for the August Round (and start on Monday) OR go to 12wbt.com/sign-up from Tuesday 4th August to join for the September Round.

      We look forward to helping you on your health and fitness journey! If you have any further questions, please shoot an email to support@12wbtsupport.com 🙂

      12WBT Support Crew

  25. Julie Reply

    Is it too late to join the pre season tasks

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Julie,

      Not at all! Kick off is September 14th so you’ve got plenty of time to sign-up, get familiarised with the site, start trying out some recipes and exercises and knock off your Pre-Season Tasks. Mish will send you an email on joining advising what needs to be done in what order…come and join us!

      Tanya
      12WBT Support Crew

  26. Lurella Reply

    Hi there
    I’m a really busy, full-time-working single mum of 3, running a small and growing business, and although I’ve tried the 12WBT once previously, I was overwhelmed in the first couple of weeks by all the new, finicky little things I needed to remember to add to my shopping trolley (that I didn’t recognise and I thought I knew food pretty well, and that my kids wouldn’t eat on the principle of it being new). I have to admit time management both from a food prep and exercise perspective, especially when I needed to cook something else for the kids, added to the feeling of being overwhelmed. I’m willing to give this a shot again, but have you thought of teaming up with one of the online shopping groups to make both compilation of the lists easier/less time consuming. I’d also love to see some pairing with kids meals that use some of the same ingredients, but are prepped/presented in a way that kids don’t go into auto-pilot “I’m not eating that”. I’m wanting to lose 5-6 kgs and have the team encouragement of actually managing to fit exercise into my day somewhere (my kids are still too young to be left at home alone while I go for a walk or run, and it’s too slow if I take them with me :-)!) – I used to be a “walk-once-a-day-or-I’ll-go-insane” person, but now a load of washing and keeping my house and family and company in line are amazingly sanity saving activities too. Any ideas on how to make this easier and less time intensive, when just getting started, would be enormously appreciated. I’m sure that once I’m into the pattern and have all these things figured out it will be a lot easier. thanks, L!

    1. Tanya Paolucci Reply

      Hi Lurella,

      It sounds as though you were with us some time ago and there have been some changes recently that may make a world of difference to you. We have teamed up with Woolworths to help with the shopping side of things, so you can do all the shopping from the comfort of your home without dragging the kids around the aisles with you! We also have a Time Saver Meal Plan, that incorporates some weekly repetition of breakfasts and leftovers to make life a little less chaotic for you. As for your exercise, we have loads of ‘at home’ options so that you can exercise with the kids at home and if you are short on time, we have some new Express Workouts that really pack a punch when you are short on time! We’d love to see you again!

      All the best,
      Tanya
      12WBT Support Crew

  27. Lu Reply

    Hi.
    Is it too late to sign up for the September round ?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Lu,

      Not at all, you can definitely still sign up for the September round. You have until September 14th – so go for it! We would be love to have you on board.

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  28. Sally Reply

    Hi,
    I just saw an ad for the next 12 week program which starts tomorrow. I came to the website intending to sign up but now realise that I have missed the entire pre season. I would really like to make a start as soon as possible now that I have mentally committed but am I too late?
    Many thanks, Sally

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Sally,

      We have extended the sign ups for the Sept Round until midnight tonight (Mon 14th Sept AEST), so yes you can technically still join the Sept Round. However I do need to let you know that you have missed the entire 6 week Pre-Season period, which is a really fundamental part of the program. If you join the Sept Round today, you will need to set aside time over the next week to catch up and complete all the Pre-Season Tasks that you have missed, while you are doing the first week of the round properly. We know that members who do not complete their Pre-Season Tasks comprehensively, have a much higher drop out/failure rate than those who do. Alternatively we have our Nov Round opening for sign ups on Tues 15th Sept, and its Pre-Season starts next Mon 21st Sept.

      If you are someone who thrives under pressure and you are not so time poor, then the Sept Round will be great for you and putting a few hours aside this week to complete pre-season tasks will be the way to go. If however you are crazy strapped for time and the thought of having to squeeze in doing your Tasks makes you break out in a cold sweat, then the Nov Round would be a much better option.

      So up to you:
      Head down bum up smash through the catch up of your Pre-Season Tasks ‘lets get this show on the road!’ – Sept Round is the go! OR
      Head up, eyes forward, move calmly through 6 weeks of Pre-Season Tasks ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ – Nov Round is the best way to go.

      If you want to join the Sept Round, you will need to join up before midnight tonight Monday 14th Sept AEST.
      If you want to join the Nov Round, you can join up from tomorrow Tuesday 15th Sept AEST.
      Here is the link to sign up https://go.12wbt.com/sign-up

      We’d love to have you on board for a round of 12WBT!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  29. sandra Reply

    hi a friend told me about this challenge and it starts tomorrow is it too late to join and wondering if this is similar to the biggest lose club that I use to be a part of with not much success.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Sandra,

      The 12WBT Program is a unique online exercise, nutrition and mindset program developed my Mish and it’s totally separate to the Biggest Loser Club.

      You can read more about the 12WBT Program and how it works via the following link:
      https://go.12wbt.com/help/900-what-is-12wbt-and-how-does-it-work

      In regards to starting, we have extended the sign ups for the Sept Round until midnight tonight Mon 14th Sept AEST, so yes you can technically still join the Sept Round. However I do need to let you know that you have missed the entire 6 week Pre-Season period, which is a really fundamental part of the program. If you join the Sept Round today, you will need to set aside time over the next week to catch up and complete all the Pre-Season Tasks that you have missed, while you are doing the first week of the round proper. We know that members who do not complete their Pre-Season Tasks comprehensively, have a much higher drop out/failure rate than those who do. Alternatively we have our Nov Round opening for sign ups on Tues 15th Sept, and its Pre-Season starts next Mon 21st Sept.

      If you are someone who thrives under pressure and you are not so time poor that you will not realistically be able to put aside a few hours over this week to complete your Pre-Season Tasks, then absolutely Sept Round will be great for you and you will not be at a disadvantage! If however you are crazy strapped for time and the thought of having to squeeze in doing your Tasks makes you break out in a cold sweat – then you would be better to do the Nov Round.
      So up to you:

      Head down bum up smash through the catch up of your Pre-Season Tasks ‘lets get this show on the road!’ – Sept Round is the go! OR
      Head up, eyes forward, move calmly through 6 weeks of Pre-Season Tasks ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ – Nov Round is the best way to go.

      If you want to join the Sept Round, you will need to join up before midnight tonight Monday 14th Sept AEST.
      If you want to join the Nov Round, you can join up from tomorrow Tuesday 15th Sept AEST.
      Here is the link to sign up https://go.12wbt.com/sign-up

      We’d love to have you on board for a round of 12WBT!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  30. Kate Lyons Reply

    Hello, I’m 53, and have stacked on 10 kilos in last 7 years following breast cancer treatment and giving up smoking. Certainly my activity levels have dropped, and I have lower back problems, yet really want to get active again! I can see this program will be great for myself and my husband, but am wondering if my back problems will hinder my progress? Also, if my husband isn’t fully on board, will the recipes suit us both? We already grow our own veg, eat organic when possible and don’t do take out food, so I feel we will be fine nutritionally. Our downfall is beer (him) and wine (me). Thanks for any input you have. I’m ready to sign up today for September pre season and November program.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Kate,

      12WBT will absolutely fit in with you both! We have many different Fitness Programs including a Fit for Fifty Program which might be a good fit for you. The Fit for Fifty program is designed for those members who are approaching the major milestone of turning the big 5-0 or are already in their fifties. The Exercise Plans including five workout days per week, targeting a specific set of needs for middle age, with a combination of cardio, strength and toning with a focus on specific needs such flexibility, balance and bone density. The Fit for Fifty program’s Meal Plans have a daily calorie allowance of 1500 for women and 1800 for men. They have been designed for weight maintenance or modest weight loss, and in line with established guidelines for overall nutrition. Check out more about Fit For Fifty here https://www.12wbt.com/fitness/weight-loss/fit-for-fifty

      You are welcome to modify the Exercise Plans to suit your individual circumstances, so if you need to swap out an exercise because it doesn’t work with your back, then it’s absolutely fine to do that. You have access to the 12WBT Exercise Index to help you with suitable swaps, and you can also reach out in our Member Zone to get suggestions from your fellow 12WBT teammates and advice from the 12WBT Support Crew.

      As a member of 12WBT, you can set your Meal Plan to ‘Serves 2’ and then simply add a few extra calories to your husband’s main meals or snacks, so he is getting sufficient nutrition – again the 12WBT Support Crew and your 12WBT members can give you heaps of ideas for how to do this, and we have some fantastic resources on the site (that you can download and save) about this also.

      We’re looking forward to having you on board! Here here to sign up to the Nov Round today https://go.12wbt.com/sign-up

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  31. Kristy Cochrane Reply

    Hi there, I am 44, given up smoking in the last three years and have done countless IVF cycles. I am at my largest at 86kg and am finding it really hard to get motivated to do anything. I have done all sorts of things over the years and am doing Jenny Craig at the moment. My question is, have i missed the pre-season and will i have to wait until the new year to join the next round?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Kristy

      First of all, congratulations on giving up smoking – that is such a big win for your health!

      It sounds like the IVF has really knocked you around a bit… with all of the hormones and emotions surrounding the process, it can be very draining. This obviously doesn’t help with your motivation levels and your enthusiasm to make changes to your health and fitness. Are you finding the Jenny Craig is working for you or not so much? 12WBT might be the change you need (physically and mentally) to start moving in the right direction and feeling good.

      Setting some new goals may help to kick start things. If all of your goals have been related to IVF recently, take a step back and focus on setting some goals for you. Be a little selfish and do what is going to make you feel good. This can be tough but give it a go. 🙂

      The good news is that you don’t have to wait until next year to get started with 12WBT. The November Round starts on Monday 2nd November – we have 1.5 weeks of Pre-Season remaining which, if you’re organised, is plenty of time to complete your Pre-Season Tasks and prepare for the 12 weeks ahead. A lot of members join in the last 2 weeks of Pre-Season, so you won’t be alone. Alternatively, the December Round Pre-Season opens on Tuesday 3rd November – you’ll have 6 weeks of Pre-Season before the 12 weeks begin on Monday 14th December. This will give you a bit more time to ease into things, so if you thing that would work best for you, the December Round might be a winner.

      If you want to join the November Round, you’ll need to sign up before Sunday 1st November – the sooner the better. If you wish to join the December Round, you can do so from Tuesday 3rd November. Here is the link to sign up – http://www.12wbt.com/sign-up

      We’d love to help you get you feeling like the best version of yourself again!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  32. Annie Reply

    Hi,
    I’ve signed up for the December round of 12WBT which began yesterday, however I forgot to do the final preseason task of ‘measuring up’. Is there any way that I can complete this task now, even though the round has already begun?
    Thanks.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Annie – No worries at all. You can jump in and complete the Measure Up Pre-Season Task here – https://go.12wbt.com/pre-season/measure-up 🙂

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  33. Sue Reply

    Hi, I’m seruiosly considering joining up for the next round. I’ve read the pre season takes 6 weeks – can I cram it into two weeks & still start on the 1st Feb? Thanks

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Sue – It’s not too late at all! Although Pre-Season has been underway for the last few weeks, you still have ample time to get your tasks done.

      Once you have joined head to the “Home” tab in the blue navigation bar at the top of your screen and locate the Pre-Season Tasks, start from Week 1 and work your way through until you catch up – don’t skip any! Once you are up to speed then you can spend some time exploring the Recipe and Exercise Index which you have access to during Pre-Season, this is a great resource and means that you can make a start straight away by trying out our recipes and exercises to see what works for you.

      If you have any questions please do get back in touch! We look forward to helping you achieve your goals! Head to http://www.12wbt.com/sign-up

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  34. Debbie Reply

    If my daughter and I join tomorrow is it too late for the pre season

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Debbie – not at all! Although Pre-Season has been underway for the last few weeks, you still have some time to get your tasks done.

      Once you join, head to the “Home” tab in the blue navigation bar at the top of your screen and locate the Pre-Season Tasks. Start from Week 1 and work your way through until you catch up 🙂

      If you have any questions at all, please do get back in touch! We look forward to having you and your daughter on board! Head to http://www.12wbt.com/sign-up

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  35. Karin Reply

    Hi, just wanted to know if I can still sign up for this round. Can you please advise the date of the next round if I have missed out. Thanks!!

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Karin – Yes of course you can. In fact, you still have some time to get some Pre-season tasks done before the Round begins!

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’d love to have you on board 🙂 Head to http://www.12wbt.com/sign-up

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  36. Kelly Reply

    I am wanting to start the February round , I am in desperate need to do something fast , I have four children I was fine and healthy 55kgs with my first three but I wasn’t too well with my fourth and gained thirty kilos I am now just under 85 kilos , my whole body hurts I constantly have headaches and feel lethargic all the time , I am not being the best mother I can be at the moment as I just don’t have the energy , my children want me to run and play footy with them and I find excuses to send my partner out instead , I was never ever like this , I love sport and healthy lifestyle , I have not financially been able to start thisprogram in the last year due to a massively tight budget , although still tight I feel I need to start this now as a few extra hours work has come up , am I too late to start the February 12WBT , I want and need the right tools not only for myself but for my family, my partner plays football , and I would love nothing more than to do extra training with him and be able to run laps with him and laugh and do family things rather than pushing everyone away or snapping , I have got to the point where I repulse myself and make myself sick even catching a glimpse of myself , my partner always tries to make me feel better and always tell me I’m not fat I only have fat, and it can be lost , I just need to feel good about myself both mentally and physically , I am hoping I have not missed February X

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Kelly – great news is that our Feb round doesn’t start until next Monday! Head on to our website to find out more – https://www.12wbt.com/

      Hope to see you on board for the new round! 🙂

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  37. Stephanie Reply

    Hi there

    Can you please tell me when the next 12wbt is after Feb 1. Thanks

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Stephanie – our next round after Feb 1st begins on the 21st of March.

      Hope to have you on board! 🙂

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  38. AMy Reply

    Hi My mum has signed up for the 12wbt but wanted to do the 21st March one so she could complete the pre programme. She has accidentally signed up for the one starting tomorrow. Is there anyway for her to change?

    Thanks
    Amy

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Amy – I would suggest getting into contact with our Support Crew directly at support@12wbtsupport.com

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  39. Caron Reply

    I am thinking of starting the next round but I am going on holidays in April for 2 weeks will I be able to incorporate the programme. I am not sure how much is involved.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Caron – Yes you sure can do 12WBT on holiday! We’ve had members complete previous rounds while on holidays and still achieve great results. If you are careful with your calorie intake and continue to watch your portion sizes and alcohol intake you may still lose weight. Walking each day (sightseeing!), doing exercise DVDs or using the hotel gym are great ways to stay active while on holidays.

      For more information on the program and how it works, head to our website: http://12wbt.com

      Hope to have you on board! 🙂

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  40. Lorraine Reply

    Hi Leila
    I am seriously considering joining the 12wbt program as I need some guidance to loose about 15 kg and put me on the right track in nutrition and excercise.Would the program be suitable for a diabetic if so is it too late to join the current pre session program or would I be better off to wait to the next session.
    Thank you
    Lorraine

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Lorraine – it is completely your call! You still have the chance to start the March round, as it has begun today. You can always catch up on Pre-Season tasks as you go along.

      If you’d like a little more time and focus on Pre-Season, the next one starts March 21st with the actual round beginning May 2nd.

      Hope to have you on board 🙂

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  41. Susanne Reply

    I really wanted to start immediately, but I didn’t realise there is a pre season….I am generally organised and super keen to start asap. What do you suggest?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Suzanne – Don’t worry, you are still able to do the March round and catch up on the Pre-Season tasks during the first few weeks.

      If you’d prefer to join the next round, the Pre-Season starts March 21st and the round the starts May 2nd.

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our amazing Support Crew at support@12wbtsupport.com

      Hope to have you on board soon!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  42. Merl Reply

    I am planning to join the next 12WBT, as I believe I have missed the March 2016 class. Please advise when is the next 12WBT held.

    Thank you,
    Merl

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Merl – You are still able to join the March round, I would suggest that you do the Pre-Season tasks in the first few weeks to help prepare for the rest of the program.

      If you’d prefer to join the next round, it begins May 2nd with Pre-Season starting on March 21st.

      We’d love to have you join us! 🙂

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  43. Kerri Reply

    I currently have an injury and am restricted in what physical activity I can participate in….have been interested in joining.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Kerri – As long as you’ve gotten the all clear from your Doctor on what you can do, you can then decide what program would best suit you. We encourage you to then modify the Exercise Plans to suit your needs, based on the results of your health professional’s assessment of you.

      Head on to our website and check out the variety of programs we have on offer – https://www.12wbt.com/12wbt-programs

      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our lovely Support Crew at support@12wbtsupport.com

      We’d love to have you on board 🙂

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  44. Naomi Reply

    Hello
    When you sign up for pre-season do you have access to the receipes & exercise videos or do they start at the start of the 12 weeks?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Naomi – Once you sign up to Pre-Season, you’ll have access to all recipes and exercises in our program straight away.

      Hope to have you on board for June round!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  45. Denise Reply

    Is it to late to join this 12wbc. I am 62 and need to lost 30kg. I am self employed and do not have much time to exercise.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Denise – Our June Round closes for sign ups as at midnight Sun 12th June AEST. While its Pre-Season has been open for the last 6 weeks and you will need to catch up on your Pre-Season Tasks over this weekend and the first week, it can be done! Alternatively you can join the August Round from Tues 15th June, its Pre-Season begins on Mon 20th June so you will be able to do all your Tasks as they become available – this might be better for you given that you are pushed for time. Regardless of the round you join, you can do the shorter Express Workouts for those days when you don’t have time to do a full length workout, winning! Here’s the link to sign up https://go.12wbt.com/sign-up WE are looking forward to having you on board!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  46. ade Reply

    Hi there, I’d like to join the August round, but I saw this on the website: ‘Our next round kicks off 1st August! August Round Pre-Season starts 20th June!’ Does that mean it’s too late to do the Pre-Season? Cheers.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Ade – Not at all. You still have plenty of time to catch up on Pre-Season tasks. There are two Pre-Season tasks each week in the lead up to the round beginning. It’s a really invaluable way to get a head start on the program.

      Hope to see you on board for August! 🙂

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  47. Sel Reply

    Hi, Am I too late to do the preseason?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Sel – Absolutely not! You have plenty of time to catch up on any missed Pre-Season tasks before the August round begins on the 1st of August. Here is a little more about Pre-Season: https://www.12wbt.com/faqs/484-what-happens-during-the-pre-season-period?from_search=true

      Hope to see you on board soon!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  48. Sheila Reply

    Hi looking at joining but overseas around then and not able to officially start until the week after (8th of August) can you still access the first week then or is it straight onto week 2?
    Thanks.

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Sheila – You sure can access Week 1 even though it’ll be Week 2. You’ll be able to do do this throughout the round. Each Thursday will be the release of a new Meal and Exercise Plan too!

      Hope to have you on board! Enjoy your trip.

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  49. Liz Duff Reply

    HI,
    I am wanting to sign up but I am going overseas on 1 October – will this interfere with my program and is it worth starting before I go away? I certainly want to as I need to lose some weight before 1 October.
    Thanks
    Liz

    1. Caroline Dann Reply

      Hi Liz

      It is certainly worth making a start before you go away. We have many members who travel whist participating in 12WBT, so you won’t be alone. Getting started early will also mean you feel your best for your trip, too!

      We would love to have you on our Team.
      Lisa
      12WBT Support Crew

    2. Caroline Dann Reply

      Hey Liz,

      How exciting! And yes, you can still achieve great results on the program even if you’re travelling. A lot of the exercises can be done from a hotel room or small space. We would recommend taking your laptop or device with you so you can keep up with the program online. As for nutrition, it can be tricky if you’re not able to cook your own meals consistently. However, by making smart choices and being aware of the calories you’re consuming on-the-go, you’ll be ok. We have a lot of guides to eating out and making sensible takeaway choices. You may just need to be a bit more disciplined when you travel. Our August round kicks off on Monday next week, so you can smash out the 12 weeks before going away in October! If this is too soon though, our September Round Pre-Season starts next week too. While there will be an overlap while you go away, you’ll still have a few weeks to get your head around everything before you travel.

      Hope this helps!

      Caroline from Support Crew x

  50. Cheryl Reply

    I am thinking about joining, but is it getting too late to start pre season. How would I get on if I have some problems with my hip/knee when it comes to exercising. Do you cater for people that are limited to some exercises.
    Thankyou

    1. Caroline Dann Reply

      Hey Cheryl,

      So glad to hear you’re thinking of signing up! While Pre Season is an excellent way to get in the right headspace before the round kicks off, a lot of people join us without completing Pre Season and still achieve fantastic results. We’d LOVE to have you on the team! August Round Week One kicks off on Monday, so if you join in the next few days you can still get familiar with the site and complete some of the Pre Season tasks. In terms of your knee and hip, we do recommend you see your healthcare professional before you embark on the program just to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered. They’ll be able to tell you which areas to avoid or be careful with. In terms of the exercises, there are loads to choose from so there should definitely be something for you that doesn’t put too much pressure on those areas. Hope this helps – and we look forward to seeing you in August!

      Caroline from Support Crew x

  51. Carol Reply

    Hi
    I am all fired up to do something about my weight. i do exercise ,
    but through the cold weeks I’ve become a bit of a fairweather exerciser.
    My problem is I have a big event to attend in early November and would love to start now.
    I just got onto your website thinking I could join up but i didn’t know about the pre-season. I read a previous comment of someone who was in the same boat. I can do some extra catching up even though I realise you would prefer people do the pre-season.
    Do you think I can join for the August start? I will do whatever you advise.
    Thanks

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Carol – Unfortunately the August round has already begun. However, you can sign up to the September round and begin your Pre-Season tasks straight away! Week 1 of the program begins on the 12th of September. If you’d like more info please don’t hesitate to contact our Support Crew at support@12wbtsupport.com

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  52. anna Reply

    hi, i just found this today and i am interested in getting into a program, i would love to do with my partner as it would be alot easier to cook and prepare food. i will ask him if he can commit with me, my only problem at moment is that i have been sick with flu and not feeling very well but at same time i don’t want to miss this group. i need to loose at least 10kg and get healthy and fit and back into shape.
    do you think its easier to try get him on board (he works construction and feels that he needs more food to do job as his body is very tired. he can do over 10,000 steps in a day but still puts on lots weight) or do i just try and do it myself. i tried to go lite and easy and became hard as we couldn’t go to dinner and i felt bad as i was just eating for me and i still had to cook for him and my 18yr old son at same time as doing exercise nightly… it got dark and was awkward and i felt guilty… the mindset will help me with that.

    i haven’t read up on the PRE SEASON so not sure if i have to do that and do i have time to do it.

    i think i will all good in another few days with more energy as at the moment it doesn’t take much to wear me out..

    what do you think?
    Anna

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Anna – So we can best help you, flick the Support Crew an email at support@12wbtsupport.com and they can explain strategies to make 12WBT work for you and the whole family. We look forward to chatting with you soon!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  53. anna Reply

    is it mostly woman that do this?
    can men do it too?

    thanks
    Anan

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Anna – Yes of course me can do the program! We have quite a few who join each round.

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  54. Chrissy Reply

    Hi,

    Is it too late to join now given that I won’t have done any pre season?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Chrissy – Yes the August round has unfortunately started. However, you can sign up to the September round and begin doing Pre-Season immediately! The round will officially begin on the 12th of September so in the meantime you can do your Pre-Season tasks to prepare for the 12 weeks. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Support Crew on support@12wbtsupport.com

      Hope to have you on board Chrissy!

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  55. Anna Reply

    Just found out about this program and super keen to get started! Is it too late for 15-Sep program since preseason already started? Thanks 😀

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Anna – The September round actually begins on the 12th of September. You are not too late at all to join up and do your Pre-Season tasks now. You’ll do 2 Pre-Season tasks per week so you can easily catch up on any you may have missed.

      Hope to have you on board Anna!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  56. Clare Masolin Reply

    I read the same questions all through the blog…sorry. 11 days to go – too late to get on board and get the most out of the remaining time for pre-season preparation? I have joined before, but felt under pressure because I didn’t know about / have the lead-in of pre-season, so basically just paid the money. Is there a monthly round? So the next pre-season would begin….

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Clare – Thanks for getting in touch. We are so thrilled that you are thinking of joining us for the September Round. Don’t worry you’re not too late! Although Pre-Season has been underway since 1.8.16, you still have ample time to get your tasks done.

      Pre-Season is an invaluable part of every single 12WBT round. Over the course of the Pre-Season period, you’ll be required to complete specific Pre-Season Tasks weekly. The tasks are straightforward, but very powerful, for example setting your goals and overcoming your excuses. Research tells us that members who complete their Pre-Season Tasks thoroughly, achieve much greater success on the program than those who don’t. They not only prepare you mentally and physically, but also form a solid foundation upon which you can build. Check out this video from Mish explaining more about why Pre-Season is a must! https://youtu.be/v8ZFWERHBCc

      Once you have joined head to your home page by clicking on the 12WBT logo in the navigation bar at the top of your screen and locate the Pre-Season Tasks, start from Week 1 and work your way through until you catch up – don’t skip any! Once you are up to speed then you can spend some time exploring the Recipe and Exercise Index which you have access to during Pre-Season, this is a great resource and means that you can make a start straight away by trying out our recipes and exercises to see what works for you. It’s also really great to dive into the Member Zone and start making connections with your fellow 12WBTers, as their support and encouragement will help you stay on track all the way through.

      Head to http://www.12wbt.com/sign-up join us today – we are looking forward to having you on board!

      All the best,
      Leila

      12WBT Support Crew

  57. Jenny Reply

    I’m 53, about 10kgs overweight, and getting worse since the dreaded hormone drop.
    I dislike exercise, and I would say that is 33% percent of the problem, I have quite a sedentary lifestyle, prefer sitting down activities like reading and working on my pc, rather than running around. I do understand nutrition fairly well, but continually sabotage myself to ‘give myself a treat’, or to relax. That’s another 33% percent.
    Lastly, the hormones…this has definitely gotten much worse in the last 3 years. Where I could lose weight easily before, I dont’ seem to be able to, and where I was fairly strong (muscles) before, I’m not now. Flab around the middle…and lots of it. ERgh. That’s the last 33%

    I don’t know if I can stick to this. I never seem to, after the first week I seem to forget.
    I am very late for pre-season. But is it tooooo late?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Jenny – No you are not to late to join Pre-Season for the September round. There is 1 more week left before the round begins. This should give you a bit of time to catch up on exercises and prep for the new round. If you’d like a little more time, you can sign up to the October round with Pre-season beginning on the 19th of September and the round beginning the 31st of October.

      Hope to have you on board soon Jenny!

      All the best,
      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

  58. Angela Reply

    Hi,
    I have a number of food in tolerances which make it impossible for me to change my diet. I am overweight & unfit and I would like to join your program for the exercise content only. Is this possible?

    1. Leila Nemra Reply

      Hi Angela – We do not have an ‘exercise only’ program, but do not fear, we have very flexible Meal Plans. This means you can customise your choices to suit your allergies and intolerances. We have many members with a range of restrictions, but they successfully manage because our Recipe Index has about 1000 recipes in it. We also have a Team of dietitians to help you if you get really stuck – you won’t be alone.

      Hope to hear from you soon!

      Leila
      12WBT Support Crew

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