Operation Transformation Week 6: Team work is tops

RONAN Scully here who works for the Charity GOAL, and one of the leaders in the RTE programme Operation Transformation for 2011. For the next few weeks or so and with six weeks already down I will be giving you the lowdown on what I got up to on the show leading up to the Wednesday night viewing of the programme at 8pm on RTE.

RONAN Scully here who works for the Charity GOAL, and one of the leaders in the RTE programme Operation Transformation for 2011. For the next few weeks or so and with six weeks already down I will be giving you the lowdown on what I got up to on the show leading up to the Wednesday night viewing of the programme at 8pm on RTE.

ANOTHER week has gone by and as far as I am concerned, things are only getting better. I lost two and half pounds this week and my target was two pounds so I am delighted.

I was the only leader to make the target this week and I know how lucky I was. At the Curragh Camp this week, it was very tough as there were only four of us taking part.

Jayne was ruled out becasuse of a bad back so it was up to the rest of us to get things done. We had to carry 20 stone logs up what they call Braveheart Hill.

We pulled them up and we all did it well. So far it was our best challenge as a team. We really worked hard to get things together for Jayne. That gave us the motivation to get through. So afterwards we had a bit of a celebration. As far as watching what I eat goes, I am feeling good and I am being healthy in my living.

I achieved something that I hadn’t done in ages this week too. I went back to the club I used to play GAA hurling and football with when I was a young chap growing up in Clara.

It was great to see so many friends and family. I togged out in my Offaly Jersey and a did a training session before playing a bit of hurling and football with some of the up and coming stars of Clara Hurling and Football. It was great to see so many of my old mentors and friends there helping me to get across the finish line at the end of a very enjoyable training session.

It brought back some wonderful memories and it was brilliant to be able to tog out, get on the boots and score a few goals and points without feeling tired. It was great fun and I really enjoyed it.

There are only two more weeks left on Operation Transformation and I will feel a bit sad when it all ends. I am hoping to reach my target weight and I am well on my way but I know I have to keep watching myself and not pushing myself too hard and follow the advice from the experts to succeed and then it is preparation time for the North Pole Marathon Challenge that I am doing at the North Pole on April 7, but that’s another day’s work. It’s one day at a time at the moment.

So far so good, but I am still nervous of what is to come. Watch me and the other 4 leaders on Wednesday night as we face up to our 6th army challenge and see how we got on during our seventh week and face into our eigth week on Operation Transformation.

There will always be a few surprises and hopefully some treats in store. Thanks again for all your support and kind wishes. You can follow my diet and fitness regime by signing up online or looking at www.rte.ie/ot

Ronan Scully