I had a glorious day at the beach with my daughter-in-law and 3 grandsons today.
I felt so healthy and alive as we splashed in the water, played beach cricket, built sand castles and walked through the sea.
I still look more like a beach tent that a bathing beauty, but I didn’t care. I wore my new purple dress and it billowed about me.
I realised that for many years now I have avoided going to the beach because of my size and feeling embarrassed; not to mention feeling constantly unwell in the hot sun. So it is extraordinary to be able to cavort about in the shallows and thoroughly enjoy it, without a thought for my health all day.
Feeling very blessed!
A couple of naughties that I am forgiving myself for – a Hungry Jacks Veggie Burger (468 cals) and half a choc ice (150 cals).
Only downside, the backs of my legs are sunburnt. I don’t know how the sunscreen missed there.
This was just the motivational boost I needed.
I want to be well, healthy and active for my grandsons.
I want to be able to go to special places with them and not be a tiresome old burden who has to sit in the shade and moan.
I will be!!!!