The above two words have tended to be on my mind quite a lot lately. I think it all stems from looking at myself in the mirror with my glasses on! It was a sad sight, I can tell you. So, onwards and upwards, as some wise sage said (though who I have no idea) and I decided it was time to do something about it.
Gym subscriptions are out of the question for me at present and I knew that somewhere in the house I had some exercise dvd’s - or so I thought. When I eventually found them, however, I discovered they were videos. What a pain! I no longer have a video player because everything these days seems to be on dvd, so I now have four perfectly good exercise tapes that I can’t play. Even if I did have a video, I have no idea how to connect it to the TV and I haven’t the room to put a video player near the TV anyway.
Well, I used to be the one to wander around saying there were no such things as problems, only opportunities. Having got to grumpy old woman stage, I couldn’t resist saying to myself, what a load of cods wallop.
I’ve managed to stop ‘grumping’ now and have at least started going on regular walks with an offshoot of the U3A group I belong to. There are twelve of us altogether who decided we needed to start with just a couple of miles at a time, rather than the five miles or so undertaken by the regular walking group.
The remainder of my exercise regime seems to be running up and down stairs, purely because I get upstairs and realise I’ve left stuff downstairs that I really need, or vice versa. Oh well, I suppose there’s more than one way to skin a cat, as the saying goes…