A little history first though. I have always struggled with my weight. I have also always struggled with my fitness levels, never really believing that I could do anything sporty. I huffed and puffed and found excuses not to do sport at school.
A few years ago a health scare or two had me buy my first pair of trainers in years. I started walking. At first I could only walk for a short while, but slowly I extended the length of my walks, and then the intensity.
I think I only realised how fit I had become when I went beach walking (my favourite type of walk) with my teenage son. Off we went and the next thing I hear him behind me. ‘Who are you and what have you done with my Mother?’, he said.
I will be honest here and say it is really hard to keep up with my walking and fitness. Because of the health challenges I face there are days, and sometimes weeks where I simply cannot exercise. I have however kept fit.
Walking is so important especially for diabetics!
- I walk whenever I can – even if it is to the post office
- I have a mini-trampoline which has a permanent place in my living room
- I have two flights of stairs in my house which I bound up and down many times a day
- I go for longer walks whenever I can
Yesterday was one of those days. A beautiful spring day and my friend Ruth and I off to walk on the beach. When we arrived I started taking photographs – some of which will be on my other blog very soon – Kerry Buí Creates. We walked along the water line enjoying the chat and strolling along. And then …..
Ruth suggested we walk on the dunes. The new Kerry says ‘I can’ and then thinks about it so off I went. When I struggled up the pebbled bank I worried a little but, when I got the dunes I really started to wonder if I could. You can Kerry. Up and down the dunes, sometimes wondering if I would have to resort to my hands and knees, we scrambled through the sand and grass. At the highest point I stopped and realised that I still had a long way to get back to the car. We did it though, and I was really proud of myself.
I am a fabulous curvy woman but that doesn’t have to stop anyone from enjoying and embracing fitness.
Roll on summer.
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