I decided to go back to study and finally attain the piece of paper that tells other people what I have been able to do for many years. Great goal - but then I fell doing major damage to my shoulder and bicep requiring more metal bits (in addition to the plate and screws that hold my leg together!), a couple of months off work and 8 months of rehab. And totally not interested in studying anymore.
During the rehab phase I decided that as I was almost back to the weight I was 10 years ago that my shoulder was not the only part of me that was going to be rehabilited. With many reservations I joined the Million Kilo Challenge and I pledged 10 kilos to the cause knowing that I would probably give up like so many other times. This time, little by little, instead of worrying about my "diet" I started to make lifestyle changes and started to exercise. I refused to go out of the house so used a wii exercise program (EA Sports Active) and our treadmill - the first 5 minutes on that nearly killed me! Gradually I built up a collection of handweights, weight bar, aerobic step and mat a dvd or two and I was on my way. It works - and the pile of too large clothing kept growing. The 10kg became a goal of 20kg and is about to be upgraded again. In the process I discovered my new love...RUNNING.
Who would have thought that I would ever taking up running at my age - my original goal was to be able to run the 8km Mother's Day Classic in 2013. 4 races down I know I can do it.
What a backdrop!
I feel healthy, I feel fitter and I have become the Imelda Marcos of running shoes! I have now joined a gym to help me achive my goals.
Life is good