So, here we are again. I’m back at a slimming club (this time Slimming World) and maybe this time, hope will triumph over experience and I will lose the weight I have gained in the last four years.
I have been hiding in tent dresses and buying bigger sizes in an act of denial, but deep down, I know for the sake of my dicky ticker that I have to lose weight, get my cholesterol down and generally be fitter.
This picture of me in my shorts was the final straw. Shorts are never a good look for those of us who are vertically challenged, but I didn’t realise I was quite this chubby!
Now, it’s not all doom and gloom in 2017, because last November, at a yoga retreat, I had a lightbulb moment when I met the most amazingly motivated and fit, like-minded women. I thought to myself ‘I want to be like you’.
So in January, with the help of my triathlon loving sister, I acquired a proper bike and have been cycling for six months now (and loving it!).
I also started running again, but anxiety over my heart is holding me back and I’m not sure I will carry on.
In June I took up swimming and have been doing lengths of the Atlantic pool in Chester City Baths – aiming to increase weekly.
Right this minute I am feeling pretty overwhelmed by the information available on the SW plan and a bit scared to eat anything – but I’m off to Sainsburys in a bit to get the right things in and maybe that will settle me!
So, the plans are in place. I have the tools and I’m feeling sufficiently motivated. Let’s go!