Thursday, June 06, 2019
This time last year I was setting off on a cruise to Iceland - a truly wonderful 12 days but with a sting in the tail. I had a fall which left me with a hip and knee injury which took until January this year before I could walk without crutches for any distance. I got so unfit in that period and my weight just crept up and up, despite taking part in 10 week challenges.
Last year was eventful in other ways too. My youngest son, Will, has bipolar and at a very low point in March of last year took a massive overdose which has left him partially sighted and so I have been travelling up and down to see and help him (a 6 hour round trip) on a monthly basis and he and his partner have had a baby. Little Harmony is now 9 months old and is such a smiley, happy baby.
Because of my injuries I wasn't able to get out in the garden until recently with the result the weeds a month ago were almost waist high. I have been getting out on an almost daily basis and it is now beginning to look a lot better, although rather empty.
The lettuce in the raised bed are making progress and I hope to get some spinach, tomatoes, cucumber and squash planted.
We've got a couple of apple trees, crabapple trees and a plum tree as well as summer and autumn raspberries.
Apart from gardening, my other fitness plan is to get to the gym for water aerobics and swimming 2 to 3 times a week as well as keeping up with the housework. Motivation and perseverence are going to be needed in the next few months.