Why this journey?
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Each time I had a child I would gain weight. I knew I had gained weight because I had to keep buying new clothes because I couldn't fit into my old clothes... except I didn't REALLY KNOW I had gained weight - or maybe it was that I was DENYING I had.
Anyway, there were a few photos that I caught sight of that showed me as twice the size as everyone else around me. That did it! The clothes not fitting, me huffing and puffing up hills, not being able to play with the kids anymore all made sense now. I had gained weight. I was unfit, fat and unhealthy and needed to make a change or I was going to be a spectator in my kids' lives and I didn't want that!
So I joined the gym through a wellness programme at work. There I got a real wake-up call as well as help to address it. At the same time along came zumba that made getting fit so much fun! I'm a regular gym goer now, but sometimes I lapse and don't go, and it's zumba that gets me back, because I absolutely hate missing a zumba class!