Last week I helped a friend as he needed someone to crew for a dinghy racing event for a couple of days. This was only possible after losing weight, I gave up racing dinghies a few years ago and quite honestly was so unfit that until recently I wouldn’t have even considered it, but losing 3 stone has made all exercise so much easier. It felt good to have enough body confidence to walk around the boat yard in my old wetsuit, was amazed it still fitted. Dinghy racing is quite strenuous and although anxious beforehand wondering if I would still be able to do it, I really enjoyed myself and we did quite well.
It has given me a real boost to think I can do more energetic activities again now I’m fitter, not past it yet! I also went swimming off a bigger boat at the weekend , was agile enough to climb up and down the ladder, not too self -conscious to be seen by our friends in my cossie.
Today I decided to dig my bike out of the garage, dusted it off, pumped up the tyres, helmet on and I was off! Haven’t been on that either for at least 5 years, determined to keep up the healthy lifestyle, no going back now.