When you’re thinking about starting an exercise programme it can be overwhelming, particularly if your focus is weight loss and you have a lot to lose. It may feel like an impossible feat, one that you will never achieve, because the results are not immediate.
The more I hear and see different diets advertised in the media, the more angry I get. I honestly hadn’t realised just how anti-diets I was until recently.
When I worked in an office, listening to women talk about the different diets they were on used to bore me to tears. They would torture themselves regularly all in the pursuit of losing a few pounds.
January is a time of year that has many people talking about healthy eating and healthy living. What annoys me about this is these same people choose an extreme way of living which they then can’t maintain. They may succeed for a few weeks, even a month, but then it all comes crashing down with a weekend of binge eating and drinking and the whole lot unravels.
Last month I visited Venice, Italy. Having only previously been as a child, I really didn’t remember just how much water there was or appreciate the number of bridges. Venice has no roads, just canals and is built on more than 100 small islands, what this means is you have to be able to walk, a lot.
For some reason, I am currently surrounded by injuries. My partner has been waiting for an MRI scan for over a month for hip/back/leg pain and for the last few days I have been suffering from shoulder impingement, knee niggles and foot pain.
As both of us are usually very active people, any injury that prevents mobility and activity doesn’t tend to go down well however we have both been guilty of not taking rehabilitation seriously.