This afternoon it rained, really heavily. The roads were flooded again. I am tired, we went for a long walk on Chobham Common yesterday and I took Wilson for a 2 mile power walk in Horsell Common in Woking this morning. I’ve also been a taxi mum today, and have been speed shopping, and have been working on looking for a job which is much more exhausting than actually doing a job.
So I was tired and it is cold and wet.
The last thing I wanted to do was to get into my running gear & go out
But, I have a dress hanging up in my room that I want to be able to wear by Christmas. I don’t need to lose weight to fit into it, I just need to tone up! It’s an unforgiving material, shows every bulge. Would have looked great on me in 1992, but I would have noticed imaginary bulges in it then too. I wish I could look in a mirror and see myself as others do. I still have anorexic eyes, even if i don’t behave anorexically or bulemically any more.
To cut a long story sort, I geared myself up, got into my running clothes & put on lots & lots of layers (6!) gloves, hat & scarf & headed out. Arriving at the meeting point and seeing lots of other women jigging around in the cold staying warm, ready to go, and already I felt less tired. Christmas dress firmly at the forefront of my mind, I was off
45 minutes of circuit training later I felt so much better, positive, energised, physically enlivened & utterly unable to do one more press-up, not even the girly ones. I pushed myself, I worked hard, & I’m determined to go back for more on Wednesday! Thanks Melissa & Nel & all the women who turn up rain or shine & are so inclusive & welcoming 🙂
Some photos below of me in 1992 when I used to run 200m for Belgrave Harriers Athletics Club. It would be nice to be that shape again, A pity I never appreciated it at the time!
Other posts about my progress since September 25th this year (2012) when I joined Fit4mum 🙂
Oh Help (PS I’ve lost half a stone at least already)