In the past few years I have been getting more and more unhappy about parts of me. My weight, my level of fitness, my depression being the main players in the game of my life but added in to that mix is my relationships with the people closest to me. I know that I can change some of these but at times it can seem insurmountable so it's just easier to ignore it and hope that it will disappear by itself. We all know that this is a daft way to be: problems never just go away. Not ever. Believe me, I've spent 30 years trying to ignore some of mine and they are still there, lurking. I sometimes wonder if that's a reason we choose our life partners, so they will get rid of the problem (or we think they will) but this is unfair on them but also on us. We should be the ones who solve our problems as without learning how we can never become the people that we want to be?
I'm trying to solve two of my 'sad' things: my weight and my fitness in a double pronged attack: I started a diet and I also started the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls 30 fitness challenge. Mickey is a fitness guru who always seems to have the right answers and I like the idea of having a tick list of things to try and work harder at. So yesterday was the first day of the challenge and I managed
- 3 sets of 20 squats
- 3 sets of incline push-ups
- 3 sets of alternate leg lunges
- 2 sets of 10 inchworm (they are evil)
- 1 set of 10 crunches
- and a 30 second plank
I also did a 20 minutes walk and clocked up just over a mile. This morning my upper thighs ache but that's all so I think I might actually be able to keep up with this.