Couch Potato To Wonder Woman: The Complete Series

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In 2017, Gizmodo editor Rae Johnston embarked on a 12-month mission to transform herself from a self-confessed couch potato into a real-life Wonder Woman. This involved everything from yoga and healthy eating to hiking and weight training. Here is the complete series.

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #1

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I can't run more than 50 metres without stopping. I need help lifting a box of groceries. I can barely touch my toes. I keep eating more cake, and just buying bigger pants.

My body fat percentage is higher than my age. I am 34 years old, and I am not looking after my health. But that's about to change. By this time next year, I am going to be a real life Wonder Woman.

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #2

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In the journey to transform myself from Couch Potato to Wonder Woman, the first step was to get off the couch.

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #3

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In an effort to transform myself from Couch Potato to Wonder Woman, the first step was to get off the couch. The next step was to make it a lifestyle.

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #4

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I was once a couch potato. Then I got off the couch, changed my lifestyle and - oh wait, what's that? Just the sound of life strapping me in for basically an entire month of the most ridiculous rollercoaster ride ever.

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #5

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I've learned more about myself this year than in any other. I've gone from being a couch potato, to a self-starter, to a fully fledged-fitness noob, complete with a month of "failures".

Now I'm in month four of Couch Potato to Wonder Woman, I'm finding some balance.

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #6

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At the beginning of this year I decided to stop being a couch potato. I got got myself moving, began to love my new lifestyle, hit rock bottom and rose back up again.

It's been a while since my last update, and for a very common reason - I've hit the dreaded "plateau".

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #7

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After far too long indulging in being a certified couch potato, this year I decided to get myself moving. I've had highs, and lows, moments of truimph and hit the dreaded plateau.

Now I'm a legitimate warrior, but not the kind you may be thinking.

Couch Potato To Wonder Woman #8

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2017 was the year I committed to evolve from Couch Potato to Wonder Woman - did my plan work?


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