Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Weigh in and body confidence

I've just been to my weigh in and have dropped another half lb taking me to a 2014 total of 9.5lbs. Slow but steady and, considering that I've not really changed a great deal, not a bad result.

The good thing about this week's weigh in was how I got there. I had been meaning to wake up early and go for a short run (25 mins) at 6.30am but, when that time arrived, Rich reset his alarm for another hour and the lure of sleep won for me too. But I knew I couldn't run at lunchtime or this evening so, braving the pollution, I decided to run the 2 miles (up hill) to my class and the 2 miles back. It was tough but I feel great now.

I was thinking as I ran about how proud I am in my battered, solid, fat old body. It isn't too flabby and it's strong and willing and, when I tell it to run 2 miles up hill, it obeys (slowly, mind). And, from time to time, it scrubs up alright. It might not be the most beautiful body in the world but it is the only one I'm ever going to have so I'm not only going to try and make it slimmer, fitter and stronger but I'm also going to appreciate it and love it RIGHT NOW.

After all, who knows when health may be taken away. I've already had new and exciting attacks of gout and conjunctivitis this year and do not want them back, thank you very much!!

7 comments:

Linz M said...

This is such a brilliant post! It's exactly what I need to focus on - appreciate what my body does for me and not what I am struggling with xx

Love Cat said...

LOVE love this post.

So so true - we just don't give ourselves enough credit.

9lbs - excellent work! That's really fantastic! Well done lady x

Seren said...

You're doing so well, and sound so positive which is lovely - keep it up!

Sx

caroline said...

well done Lesley. You are good with the slow and steady and can stick at it.
I love your optimism. I too will try to love my body more NOW Cx

caroline said...

well done Lesley. You are good with the slow and steady and can stick at it.
I love your optimism. I too will try to love my body more NOW Cx

Isabelle said...

Good for you! You're lovely as you are but if you want to be a bit slimmer, go for it.

I sympathised with your M's Day post. I miss my mum and lot and it doesn't help that Thornton's kept sending me emails about showing my mum I care by giving her chocolates. I wish I could.

And re not having children... I adore mine but let me tell you, they're a lot of worry. One daughter is married to a chap who hasn't worked for 2 years because of depression, the other is married to an aspiring, thus penniless, actor and our son has arthritis and has been on strong medication since he was 13. Enjoy your life! I'm sure you do. Rich sounds like your soul mate and you deserve each other. Hurray!

Peridot said...

You are so inspiring and admirable.

Px