No, it’s not the Real Slim Shady, just me! The first line of the (admittedly outdated) pop-culture reference is “I created a monster” which seems very apt today. I have created a monster, and the monster is me. Honestly, I am deeply ashamed of myself. For a variety of reasons, I have stopped going to the gym and I haven’t been eating healthily. Well, in fairness, I do occasionally but that’s more the exception than the rule. So with all of this, I have gained a lot of weight. It’s been a while since I actually weighed myself, but I think it’s probably crept up more than I want to admit. I can tell, as I don’t feel that well a lot of the time, I’m really unfit and I’m getting terrible backache.
So, with a little preparation and a lack of help from my doctor (been on the waiting list and jumping through hoops to get into a specialised programme with psychological help since November) I have decided to take the situation in hand. I know from experience that this
might not be easy will be very difficult from time to time, but I am determined. I have nabbed by dad’s old Slimming World book for guidance and roped my lovely parents in to be a support team. I like Slimming World personally, I know it’s not for everyone but it has worked for me in the past. I’ve been swimming a few times in the last month or so, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I don’t have much spare time in the week, so I’m doing a long swim on a Friday night (a mile-ish) for around an hour. I need to try and build in some exercise during the week, but unfortunately walking too much can be quite uncomfortable until I’ve shifted some lbs, so I need to have a think about what I can do instead. It’s quite gutting when I think of how fit I was a few years ago, but I only have myself to blame!
Old readers, welcome back to my journey, although we are back at the start we can only go forwards. New readers, welcome, I hope you will join me regularly in my quest to be a better me.