I just wanted to tell you the story of my latest holiday and how it was almost ruined by me being fat and unhealthy.
I recently went to Orlando Florida with my boyfriend Danny, it was a dream of ours to go there and didn't think that we would go for years due to it being so expensive but we managed to get some money together for a holiday and decided to look into going just out of curiosity and we realised that going to America was actually doable!!!!
So we booked the holiday and were due to travel in 2 months time, I had booked the time off work and began buying holiday essentials. While trying on some of the holiday clothes I bought just last year I realised last years size 14-16 had now become 16-18 and even 18-20 for some items. I was upset so I decided I needed to do something about this so every night for about 2 weeks I would walk a couple of miles with my mum knowing that on holiday I would be walking quite a few miles a day.
After 2 weeks I got sick followed by my mum getting sick so we stopped 'just until we are better' is what we told ourselves but once we were better we just never started walking again.
Holiday rolled around and we were so excited we arrived in Florida around midday and the airport security was a nightmare.... Donald Trump had landed just before us so all security had been diverted there leaving around 700 people with only 5 security desks open.
Once we arrived at the hotel we dropped our bags and went looking for food, then back to the hotel for an earlyish night.
The next day we visited SeaWorld and we walked and walked and walked all day around sea world by the time we got back to the hotel my feet and ankles were in crippling agony. I couldn't put any pressure on them.
By the morning they had recovered just enough to walk but again by midday I was in so much pain again I needed to stop and sit down every hour or so just to give my feet a rest.
By the middle of the holiday, it was so unbearable we decided that maybe if we went and got comfier shoes it would make walking more bearable, the next day we went to a mall and I picked up some Sketchers and they helped a lot!!
I could walk for a few hours before I needed rest, I was still in pain and taking painkillers every few hours but I was able to enjoy my holiday, once I got back from holiday I decided things had to change if I wanted to enjoy my life and not have my ankles cripple under the pressure of my weight.
So December rolled around and I knew it was time to start this journey. So that kind of where this road began.
Welcome to my blog and I hope I can motivate you and you can motivate me.
Keep on Keeping on!!!