So.....after my miserable blog yesterday I thought I'd just let you know what a good day I've had today.
I woke up determined to do what I could to take control of my body and get some motivation back in my life. My weight is gradually reducing and I want to keep that going (hard work as I'm a comfort/binge eater and have to use a lot of distraction techniques to overcome my cravings). I'm also determined to get off this blooming couch and out of the house a bit more because I can feel myself becoming defeatist.
I spent the afternoon visiting a couple of leisure centres to see what they had to offer. I had already been in contact by phone to the one at Ivybridge and have been given a 7 day free pass so I thought I'd observe the chair based classes there first.
What a lovely time I had! There are some exercises which, at the moment, would be too much for me but everyone was so welcoming and I can't wait to join in next week. The instructor really seemed to know her stuff and has been trained in GP referral assessments so is happy to let you find your own pace and offer alternative movements.
Most of the class members then go on to have a swim also which looked so, so inviting and to my relief, not filled with greek Gods and Goddesses.
The staff there couldn't have been more helpful and will happily suspend my membership when I have my op for as long as it takes for my ankle to heal.
I then went onto Totnes Leisure centre who were just as helpful and have also given me a free trial pass for their 'rescue your body' class which I will observe tomorrow.
Bring out the dayglo lycra..............I'm on my way.
ps I mentioned the names of the centres just in case some of you wanted to avoid them while I was doing the lycra bounce.