I’ve been looking back on my many failed attempts at getting fit and healthy.Ok i’m exagerating, there havn’t been that many actual attempts! I am much to lazy I am ashamed to say.My idea of a balanced diet is a cake in each hand :). I’m so uncoordinated that any forays into Aerobics,yoga and pilates have proved utterly pointless ,usually resulting in the teacher sighing in disbelief as I collapse on the floor after getting tangled up in another grapevine etc.
I haven’t really ridden a bike since I was a teenager ( despite having ex Olympian cyclists in the family~i don’t take after them :/) and i’m one of those swimmers that can barely gasp through one length of the pool without having to rest for 5 minutes.My friends all seem to be on health kicks at the mo.Crossfit,Spinning,lifelong memberships at the gym.They all look great for it too.The dog and I often come across mad groups of keep fitters in the park,running up and down the castle steps and racing prams along the castle field ( minus babies I think/hope!).
Having said that I used to get quite a lot of exercise walking said dog.Up until about a year ago we were out and about most days down the river and enjoying a two mile walk without me even realizing I was keeping fit by accident.Hee hee!
And the bf and I like to take the hound camping in the summer, where we have had many a trek up a mountain sized ( In my opinion anyway) hill.
Sadly the dogs years are finally catching up with him.He is 13 ( getting on for a lab) and arthritic now poor old boy so his walkies are kept to short ambles round the park.Hence my walks have shortened too.I always feel a bit odd going off on a walk without him as a) he still gets so excited when he see’s me putting on my wellies/walking boots so guilt sets in and b)It just doesn’t look right going for a walk without a four legged friend.If I ever see someone out and about on their own in the middle of a field without a dog I tend to regard them with suspicion and think they must be a mad murderer! Anyway I am going to have to get over it and start walking more again.Think I will start today with a wander up to the local car boot sale where I can rummage for some vintage tea cups. I will try not to venture anywhere for cake on my way back ,honest.;)
So are you an exercise phobic or an exercise addict?
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