Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It's a glorious spring day, and I feel fabulous!!! I just completed 3.25 miles of Nordic Walking- something I couldn't do even a week ago. I'm having just a bit of ankle pain, so now have an ice bag on my dodgy left ankle.
I continue to be involved in the Keep Our NHS Public campaign, but am keeping up with my exercise as well. It feels so good to no longer put my life on hold "until I lose weight." I'm doing things I want to do NOW. The weight loss will come, but this is the only life I have.
My husband and I go to Vancouver, Canada for 10 days in May, so I'm trying to get myself as fit as possible so I can enjoy my holiday to the full. I have a pair of Nordic Walking poles that collapse down to pack in a suitcase, so am going to take those along with me. One of my Facebook friends has been telling me about some lovely places to go Nordic Walking in Vancouver, so I'll be able to get my exercise in there.
Recently when I was surfing the internet, I came across a really inspirational woman. Her name is Kara Richardson Whitely, and she lost 120 lbs by taking part in various charity-sponsored mountain climbing events. She started at 360 lbs! She said she finally started to lose the weight when she stopped focusing on the numbers on the scale and instead set goals related to climbing mountains. I'm not so sure I want to climb mountains myself, but her story did get me thinking. There are loads of charity walks, fun runs, etc, in which I could participate. I'd get some exercise and help others at the same time. When I get back from holiday, I'm going to start planning a schedule of various charity events in which I could participate. As I get fitter, I can participate in harder challenges.
For anyone interested here are Kara's websites:
It's so lovely to live life to the full!!! I'm on top of the world!!!