It’s time to step my fitness program up a notch. Tomorrow night is the first class of this term of circus school and I’ve been talking about doing a routine at the end of term for several terms now. This term is the one. There is also the motivation of looking good and feeling great for my holiday to Europe in June/July. If I’m going to be sailing naked through Croatia and seeing friends in Spain for the first time in 9 years, I want to look good.

What does that all mean? It’s fitness challenge time. I’ve held fitness challenges in the past on Aussielicious and we are going around again. I haven’t worked out what the prize will be or even if there will be one other than the health benefits of getting fit. I’m going to put the finish date of the challenge at June 1st. So, starting now, if you want to be a part of the challenge, send in a photo of yourself now and then another photo at the 1st of each month until the end. If you want to supply statistics of what weight you’ve lost or whatever you are measuring your success by, then do that too.

Sharing ideas and tips on what you are doing to achieve your transformation is great too. Stick to healthy options please. No silly Lemon Detox diets. Change your eating, introduce cardio, lift weights, swim. Whatever you can do and want to do to keep it enjoyable. Maybe at the end of this I’ll be one of those cocky bastards taking a selfie in the locker room at the gym.

My “before” shots are above. I’m not unhappy with how I look now but want to tone things up a bit, put on a bit of muscle and increase my definition. Email your “before” photos to