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.
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After far too long indulging in being a certified couch potato, last year I decided to get myself moving. I've had highs, and lows, moments of truimph, hit the dreaded plateau and became a legitimate warrior - of the weekend kind.
2017 was the year I committed to evolve from Couch Potato to Wonder Woman - did my plan work?
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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.
Welcome to month three of Couch Potato to Wonder Woman. I am very tired. But I'm still here. And I'm still going.
In the journey to transform myself from Couch Potato to Wonder Woman, the first step was to get off the couch.
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.