Sunday, 16 September 2012

Taking The Plunge!

Have you ever felt your clothes are a little to tight or your skin is looking saggy and not at it's best. I recall a few years back when I was desperately overweight. Looking into a mirror and feeling ashamed of my body. I felt old, frumpy and my joints ached. Just walking or moving around began to feel impossible and generally my mental attitude took the plunge.

Two years ago, I was fit and full of energy, I was always busy, competing horses, swimming, visiting the gym and walking .. I never felt the need to check out my diet or keep an eye on my weight, until the past year when I felt that all of my energy and fitness had just got up and went.  Recently, I came across Indigo Horizons which at that time was covering a fitness regime. I thought whey hey, perhaps I should try this and see if it can help me.

Up until recently I lived in the country where I always felt at ease with plenty hill walks and moors to lose yourself on and  lovely people, I knew well. It's only been recently since moving - down to the north-east that everything has changed.  I'm not meaning to sound pathetic but since I became more involved with the Internet my exercise regime went out of the window. Time seemed to fly by and in very short space of time my muscles became soft, my body sagged and junk food became my diet.. In fact I gradually became a fat slob!

Since reading Indigo Horizons  I have been cutting out the junk food and eating a more healthy diet. I am walking regularly, riding my horse more often and although my joints are still painful  I am walking more and cycling when I have spare time. I feel now that it has improved my attitude for instead of procrastinating, I am sitting at my desk and writing this post which is long overdue.

I wonder if perhaps you have felt like I did and if you tried anything to improve your fitness and state of mind. I look back on it now and I'm pleased I took the plunge!!


  1. It's so easy to get out of the habit of exercising but still eat the same amount. Believe me, I know.

    When I want to get back on track I always think 'exercise more, eat less' and stick to that.

    Cycling is a great way to get and keep fit.

    1. Since reading your reply I am moving onto a faster form of exercise and it is helping me not only in burning the calories but it's also cleansing my mind as I'm meeting new people too.

  2. I felt like that last year, and as a result my diet and my body are both more streamlined now :)

  3. Hi

    I must say my body is improving although not quite streamline. I have now taken up badminton and I'm hoping it will do the trick. Wow, how I'd love to be streamline! Thanks for popping by. Jenni

  4. Hi Jenni .. I've just got to change my lifestyle now I'm free to do so - and get back the lighter bod!! So I'll be back out - stretching, walking as much as I can and generally easing my muscles and ligaments ..

    Good luck - sounds like you've worked your best way forward .. since I stopped squash - it hasn't been as easy, but was alright til my mother and uncle became ill .. now it'll just be the computer and there's no excuse there ..

    Cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary,

      You sound very positive and on track yourself. I hope it won't be long before your body, mind and heart are lightened and working to full capacity. You must have been pretty fit to play squash. I was never good at ball games Lol!

      I have only recently started playing badminton and whilst I'm only in the early stages I must say my weight has dropped already which in turn has helped my muscles, which are improving little by little.

      So I wish you Good Luck also after all you have earned it!

      Best wishes
      Jenni x

  5. Hi Jenni - thanks for replying .. I'm now back from my mother's Memorial Service - so am settling into exercising of a sort - it'll all come right I hope! Less food, less alcohol, more stretching and exercising - now the ball games are no longer possible.

    So pleased you're enjoying Badminton - I could never get it! Obviously it's doing you some good ... good luck and keep at it .. cheers Hilary