Ever since childhood, I’ve lived under the impression that Christmas was all about overindulgence. It meant lots of presents and an equally aberrant amount of eating, drinking and merriment.
It hasn’t lost its magic for me (yet) but now I’m older I am aware of the cost of the week long (at least) spasm of frivolity.
The financial aspect is fixable and I live in hope that I’ll be in a position to be back at square one in order to scrape together sufficient coinage for next Christmas – but I have an ever growing suspicion that the cost to my health might not be so ‘easily’ fixed.
I Can relate To This! Can You?
This Christmas was a celebration (and a confirmation) of a year-long dedication to sloth. When I look back on 2011, from a health perspective, it wasn’t all that brilliant. I became the archetypal couch potato. My longest walk was to the car and I only broke into a sweat if it was raining during those ‘walks’.
My concern was heightened this week when my children began referring to me as [the] Podge Hog. If you forget the obvious lack of respect for a minute and consider the ‘out of the mouths of babes’ …
My self-esteem had been dented, so I looked for support from friends and colleagues – alas there wasn’t any. ! It seems that the Podge Hog mantle is mine and unless I do something about it, here to stay!!!.
I do not have any intention of running up Scafell before breakfast everyday.
I am not have not been known to over exert myself on any occasion but I have convinced myself that I can lose my errr, podge and return to my enviable former glory ( Ha) in no time at all.
So here I am doing the research to find out what options are available for both myself and others hoping to get fit for Summer 2012.
I am not rushing into things without sufficient consideration (I like my couch), I’m going to research all the help that is available to me in Cumbria – and I shall share my findings with you. I will be checking out the gyms, various diets, walks and other suitably healthy activities of which we have in a confusing abundance of here in Cumbria. So no excuses …
I would appreciate any help or comments, this blog is intended to remove the mystery of getting healthier and staying that way
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2012 – it is Olympic year after all.
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