Well, I thought I'd give this blogging lark a go. I guess it will keep me entertained once a week as I re-live the trials and tribulations of my little world!
Ok, actually, it's not just for my own amusement I'm writing this. It's for lots of reasons....phew...now...where do I start...?
I'm a 39 year old girl (I like to say girl...makes me feel so much younger!), who is going to be 40 in a few weeks. Quite frankly, I am TOTALLY FREAKING OUT ABOUT IT! I don't want to be a "forty-something". The thing is, I've thought about this LOADS, and, it's not actually about the age thing...it's about how I'm feeling about me......and let me tell you, at the moment there are a few reasons for me to be feeling glum, for instance;
1) I'm overweight (and, we're not talking a few squidgy-bits on the derriere here!).
2) I've just been told by my doctor that my cholesterol is too high (6.5....hhmmm!).
3) I get married next year, and, every time I think about looking around for a wedding dress I just want to scream "PANIC" at the top of my lungs. Now, don't get me wrong...I love my boyfriend and can't wait to get married...but, a couple of months ago I tried on a dress and even the tightest corset underneath couldn't help the poor bridal shop owner when she was trying to stuff me into what would have been a beauthiful gown! I felt (and probably looked like) Mavis the Fat Fairy (if any of you remember Willo The Wisp on TV you will know what I mean...).
Well, I can imagine the vision of me I've created, and seriously I'm not scarey at all.....obviously the Mavis thing was a joke! Anyway, as you may have guessed, I've decided that I am going to use this blog to share and record my journey to a healthier, happier more confident me. I've been brave and posted a piccy of myself. This is probably the best picture taken of me in recent times. I was at a party when this was taken, I was relaxed after a lovely holiday and that smile definately says "a little tipsy on the vino!".
There's a number of things in my life I need to change. Obviously, eating more healthily being the largest change, coupled with some exercise and just generally being positive and looking after myself more.
BUT.....I don't want my life to be one long miserable diet....that's enough to depress anyone! I still want to have fun, do as many enjoyable things as I can, yet become healthier without the misery attached to strict eating and exercise regimes. I also thought that anyone who had any good tips could post them on here to help not just me, but anyone in a similar position to me who happens to stumble across this blog.
I thought I'd write weekly on here to let everyone know how I'm getting on, what exercise I'm doing, how I'm enjoying it and, more importantly, any fun or amusing things that have happened in my life over the course of the week.
Ok, so this week I've got loads on.....my eldest son's parents evening, my youngest son has footie training, I'm going to a ballroom dancing class on Thursday evening (love it!...do you know, most people think of gentle gliding round the floor when you say "ballroom" but, let me tell you, I come out of that class dripping in sweat!).
Quiz night is Friday evening at my sons football club. I am usually the one with the pen writing down the answers that my team give me...that's about the best contribution I can make! Unfortunately my general knowledge is always more limited that I like to believe.
As for SATURDAY....woo hoo, I'm very much looking forward to it...a "murder night" round my sister-in-laws! I love these events! It's a dinner game and everyone comes dressed as their character (the host tells you who you are in the original invitation). We all have to work out from a series of clues who the murderer is. I've got to go as a "showgirl" .....in fishnets and a leotard type thing....oh dear, why me?! Still, it will be fun....I just hope I don't drink too much and lose my willpower with the healthy eating lark and each too much cheese (ooh I do like a bit of Wensleydale!)
Have a good week everyone!