It was with apprehension that I set foot on it as it had been several months since I had last been and some of the weight I had lost had piled back on too… (at the moment I am back up to 244 lbs which is 25 lbs up from my victory day weigh in of 219 lbs)
I needn’t have worried!
We decided for the first time back I’d walk 30 minutes at a moderate pace (which normally worked out at 12 laps in 30 minutes which is about 2.5 km). We walked at a brisk pace and completed 13 laps in 30 minutes and then did a few cool down laps.. I hardly broke into a sweat and felt EXHILARATED!!!
There is no doubt in my mind that the key to getting healthy and strong is not only eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, peas, beans, nuts and non-processed or minimally processed foods (like wartime rationing) but also taking regular exercise such as brisk walking especially if you can feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair! It’s all rather simple really..
With possibly having to return to the UK in 3 months time I REALLY want to get back on track and greet my Mum and Dad weighing 100 lb less than when I last saw them 8.5 years ago. I may be greeting them with growing my grey hair out but I’ll be healthier and stronger and I’m sure they will be very happy to see that..
Weekly weigh in’s are now resuming
199 lbs here we come!!