This week, after a great gym session, I thought to myself, stuff the weight loss, I'm having fun. By that, I mean that I'm having such a good time exercising more regularly that I actually don't care so much about weight loss. I know I have posted about my weight loss challenge and yes, I would love to lose another stone but I'm enjoying the benefits of exercising so much. I have more energy. I can mess about with the kids and dance around like a crazy fool. I can push a buggy with a nearly one year old and a buggy board with a nearly three year old up a hill and not get massively out of breath.
I had no idea I had any kind of capacity for exercise. Yes, I was good at sport at school. I played badminton for Oxfordshire but I only ever made it as far as the C team in netball. Since I left school I have had a brief dalliance with a gym, when I worked in prison, but other than that, I haven't exercised. Bad form? Yes. Common? Yes.
So I guess this is the first time since leaving school over *coughs* fourteen years ago that I have had a proper exercise routine.
Last week, after a particularly invigorating run, I signed up for the ballot for the Great North Run. I really hope I get a place because, for once in my life, I feel like I could actually complete it!
So, I'm watching what I eat but only in that I've cut down on chocolate, crisps and cakes. Other than that, I'm not counting calories and I refuse not to eat carbs. As I said before, I'd love to lose some more weight, but I'm so happy with my new exercise regime and I intend to keep it up for as long as I can.