I feel like a Proclaimers Playlist

I’ve been singing two Proclaimers songs over and over. Pretty sure they only had two hits. ‘I’m on my way from misery to happiness today’. Before I started this new lifestyle I wasn’t unhappy but I wasn’t brimming with happiness either. After 16 years of marriage I still love my husband and remarkably he loves me. My kids are happy. They are doing well with school. They are polite well mannered teenagers. WINNING!!! But my life had limitations.

I was not interested in any activities that required the expenditure of energy. I avoided the beach because I was too unfit to walk in soft sand. I haven’t flown for years because I was scared I would make a fellow traveler uncomfortable with my hefty girth. Watch out life, I’m reclaiming you.

‘I would walk 500 hundred miles and I would walk 500 more’. Apart from an annoying heel injury stopping me at the moment, I do feel like I want to do longer walks and once I’m ship shape will be making plans.

My physiotherapist confirmed I have plantar fasciitis. Worst case scenario a long six month recovery. However I am very good at following instructions now. I will keep seeing her. I will wear appropriate footwear. This thong loving chick has to find more supportive shoes. It’s what I have to do.

Yesterday, I swam 500 metres and I loved it. I’ve always loved swimming but never stick with it. Time to change that.

My Dad who is not a really effusive person, was commenting on how well I am going and looking. It was nice. I still have a long way to go but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

Despite some setbacks I am still finding ways to overcome these obstacles rather than make excuses. I have never been that kind of person.

I can’t believe I am doing this. I can’t believe I haven’t stopped. I can’t believe I don’t want to stop. This is my life now. I have only had one priority in my life which was my family. Well now I have two: my family and my health lifestyle. It feels good.

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