The view from my window

The view from my window
The view from my window

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Throwing down the guantlet - to myself!

Is it just me or does weight-creep affect everyone?  While my weight tends to go up and down like a bride's nightie, lately it is more "up" than "down" and when I saw that I was approaching the weight I was when I gave birth to my second son 22 years ago (!!!!) I knew something had to be done.  I mean, I had actually put on 23 kg with that pregnancy!  Good grief.

I have never actually minded going to the gym and we are very lucky to have a gym at work. What I use it for is exercises that work my back and arms to relieve stress from the poor posture known as "typist's hump" engendered by too long sitting at a computer.

In a fit of madness last year I joined a local hiking/skiing group and NEVER WENT ONCE.  I get so mad at myself because the possibilities are endless here and I just didn't go once.  While I'm no longer that interested in going skiing, I keep pretending to myself that "I will go hiking".  And what do I do about it - zip, nada, zilch.

Soooooo, to cut a long story short, I have actually enrolled in a hike this weekend to a local place called Cascade d'Angon.

It is classed as "easy" and supposed to take around 3 hours.  For that I guess I should read between 4 and 5 hours for me.  I'm not kidding here but ...... my neighbour tells me it is beautiful (it certainly looks it).

So, barring bad weather (you don't go out in the mountains in thunder storms) I will be out there huffing and puffing on Sunday.  By posting this on here I am hoping to hold myself to ransom and GET OFF MY BACKSIDE.  The thing is, once you do these things you never, ever regret it right?

Wish me luck.



  1. Good luck! I need to lose some weight. It is a miserable battle. Let me know how you do!!!

  2. Thanks Sonya Ann. This weekend's hike depends on the weather, like I said, and right now it isn't looking good but .... while I'm not seriously overweight I am so fed up of carrying round these extra 20 pounds or so so this time I really want to do it. Good luck to you too. Anna