This weekend we had friends from the city here for a visit. I love to see the area as a tourist again as it reminds me how very lucky we are to live here.
It was a weekend of letting our hair down and I will admit we had a couple of treats but we also exercised to! We took a lovely long walk around the area and it got me thinking …. Perhaps now is the time to add exercise to my weight loss journey!
I am not a natural athlete, I was the one lagging behind tripping over my two left feet in PE at school. There isn’t a sport I enjoy or activity I want to do a lot of (other than dance) so how do I get this started without giving up after the first week?!?
Well my motivation has always been Gavin, to do something positive in his memory so I am using that same drive to help me stay motivated here!
I did a work out tonight and for the first time EVER I was able to plank and do some burpees!! I realise to those of you that work out a lot that might sound nuts but being so big it always hurt my hands and I couldn’t jump up well!! I keep saying it’s not always about the big goals and it isn’t. This week my weight stayed the same and after a few food related treats I deserve that! But being able to work out more comfortably, I will take that as a win! These little goals add up!
I am moving into week 9 with a new incentive! What will I be able to do another month down the line ?!?
I love the meme that says,
No matter how slow you are running, you are running circles around those sitting on the couch!
The one that is more relivent to me is the one that says
If I am running you better run too, I am likely running away from the zombie!!
If today you are reading this thinking about trying to start healthy eating! Do it now, if I can anyone can! I truly mean this. I have a fairly bad food addiction. I’m still not perfect, I make mistakes but the most important thing it to keep trying. Never give up, I learned that from the most amazing person I ever knew, my hero, my warrior – my cousin Gavin, cancer took him from us but he fought with everything he had! We all can learn from that! We all should learn from that!
Until next time!
Here are some shots from my walk this weekend 🙂