Good morning, or good evening where ever you are. Today is a good day as even though I have thought about Krispy Kreme doughnuts pretty much all day I haven’t actually bought a box, I mean one, just the one doughnut.
This illness is kicking my not so firm butt and has been for a while now. Its not about eating that beautiful spongy glazed treat, it’s about not being able to go for a walk, or run to feel better after having eaten it. I mean I can go for a walk, a very slow, not too far walk that will graze the fat off my little toe. But definitely will not get rid of the extra person I am growing around my tum. My mum, bless her heart said: remember what you said to me when I was poorly and upset about my weight – Don’t worry about that for now, get better. My idea of reducing the only thing that is comforting to you when you feel rubbish is torture in my book. Well, of course this all made sense until the shoe is on the other foot.
Of course, I can make jokes about this as we all sometimes do, but in all seriousness it is starting to get to me. I think it’s the fact that I feel so tight everywhere and it’s uncomfortable. Also, I cannot fit into my summer shorts and dresses. I have been lucky enough to have been given some clothes from a lovely, stylish friend of my mums, which are all amazing, but unfortunately even though they are fab, I also cannot fit into some of that either.
I used to be very active, I would go for a run, do Yoga with Adriene, (who is amazing by the way!) and go for lengthy walks with my husband and doggy. I am now confined to settling for a walk around the block, hoping not to bump into the man with the weird looking dog (a story for another time) being at home, or waiting for someone to take me out for a little while, something I always appreciate.
I have been looking at books such as ‘The Fast 800’ to try and find recipes to help me in conjunction with gentle exercise to reduce my expanding body.
I have to admit that there are some really lovely recipes in there and I look forward to trying a few. Watch this space, off I go to try and get fitter while also trying not think of all the delicious treats that I love. (Que rocky music) come on Cassie you can do it!
I would love to hear your stories of how you have fought your way back to a stronger healthier you. Any tips are always greatly appreciated.
Have a fantastic day!
Love C x