Wednesday, 28 July 2010

What do you wish for?

Photo credit to an unknown photographer who took this fun shot.

The most important thing in life is to stop saying "I wish" and start saying "I will." Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilites as probabilites.

David Copperfield

I wouldn't consider myself greatly unfit, although I wouldn't consider myself a paragon of fitness either. But I'm no authority on paragons of fitness, I do have a reasonable idea what that means for me, a reduction in the chocolate intake and a little more exercise! Oscar Wilde once wrote "I can resist anything but temptation" and I know exactly how he felt. For me temptation often includes a certain mint chocolate bar of bubbles. You know the one! I refrain from using the name only because if I do so, I may be inundated with endless free bars. Ah even now, the thought of it makes my mouth water. I have found that it's been a great solace on certain days and it's worked equally well as reward measures too. It's also been known to generate a little exercise by walking to the shop to buy a bar of the said mint chocolate energy generator. No doubt the calorific writing on the back of the package may reveal some unhealthy statistics but I find that I'm now at a stage that I can't always read such small print, this can be so convenient you understand.

I know I could/should perhaps be a little fitter. Of late I'm finding that there is often a reluctance to engage in aerobics and such like. I did have a go at spinning once and I quite enjoyed that and I was most surprised at how energising it was given that it was a stationary bike, lots of music and a most enthusiastic instructor. Perhaps it's time to revisit the spinning classes again or maybe enrol in a few dance classes? Who knows, it might even take away the occasional (just occasional mind!) feeling of guilt when I break open another mint chocolate bar of bubbles.

"I wish I was fitter and I will be fitter because nothing is impossible". I'm off to chant my way to the sweet shop now ..I mean gym, of course! There may be some intermittent reports later.


  1. After a month-long asthma flare-up, I started running occasionally. It made me appreciate my renewed lung capacity and energy level. Maybe you also need something rejuvenating to help you want to get fitter. I know it can be such a drag.

    Do you like to swim? That's easier on the joints, heart and lungs. Less painful! Could be a good place to start.

    And great point about the nutritional information being so small! It's almost kind of discriminatory against people with poor eyesight. If it helps, I think some food companies put nutritional information on the web which you can enlarge.

  2. Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Since my last post I have managed to acquire a swimming timetable for the local pool (just need to dip toes in said pool now for a little exercise!) and I've committed to some dance classes too!

    Just been reading your blog. Sounds like there's potential for a good little business. Word of mouth advertising is the best for building a client base. The new puppy is gorgeous and would make a great business partner too :-)


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