Fresh Start

Since this whole COVID-19 thing start up I have been really struggling. I have anxiety and worry about germs at the best of times so you add a global pandemic to that and I was quite frankly a mess for the first few months. Things have got a bit better over time but my health has really suffered from the whole situations. Every attempt that I have made to get healthy has been hampered by stress eating and a fear of going anywhere (other than walking the dog around the village).

This has meant that over the last year and a bit I have put on a not unsubstantial amount of weight (I know that is a double negative but I still don’t like admitting how much weight I have actually put on). I have basically gone from I should loose a bit of weight into the category of I NEED to loose some weight. It can be quite depressing when I think about where I used to be versus where I am now but I have decided that rather than letting this get to me I am going to have to do something about it.

I know that this is going to be difficult for me at the moment, particularly because COVID-19 has not gone away. In many ways this is going to getting worse for me over the next few weeks/months while things are opening up and more people are doing things meaning I am even more worried about leaving the house. This means that I will have to do this mostly on my diet alone along with the small amount of exercise that I can manage to do in my own (small) garden.

This is going to be a long journey and the progress is going to be slow but it is something that I need to do.

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