Time to think of getting healthier
LIKE many other husbands when I sit down at the breakfast table this morning I will be asked what my New Year's resolution will be.
I will be politely advised that I should look at losing some weight and getting back some fitness.
I will nod because I know my wife is right and I do need a good kick up the backside to get motivated again.
Last year at around this time I went to the Biggest Loser Retreat on the Gold Coast.
Yes I did need to go, but the reason I locked myself in for five days was to do a story for the APN group.
As far as learning about improving my health it was the best thing I have ever done and for five months after the experience I followed the golden rules.
Unfortunately I fell off the wagon and now I have to climb back up.
The key points they told me were that you can throw diets out the window.
You just need to move for at least an hour a day, yes walking is fine, and you need to eat right.
Now my wife has joined me in Ipswich I will be eating right again which unfortunately means no Lime Twist Blue Ribbon ice-cream which became my best friend while I lived by myself.
The trick will be putting on the walking shoes and tackling the Mt Everest of Ipswich, the Chelmsford Ave hill, on my way to work.
At least I'll be walking downhill in the afternoon.