As my interest in cooking from scratch to save money has grown, so unfortunately has my waistline. We also have a cake culture at work. Whenver it’s somebody’s birthday, they bring in cake – usually home made. It would be rude to say no, but I’m just at the age where I could go seriously blobby if I’m not careful.
I’ve been in denial a bit, but the final straw occurred when for the second time in a week I found a pair of trousers were a bit tight. I’m not going to buy a whole new wardrobe in a size larger – that’s just a waste of money.
I won’t be going to the gym – the new leisure centre isn’t within walking distance and I don’t want to pay gym fees. I’ve been walking walking to work for the last 18 months, but I think I need to do more. Tonight I dug my bike out of the garage and did a ride suggested by OH.
The ride started out on the flat, then I went up a long, but not too steep climb before dropping back into the valley. I have to confess I had to push my bike up the last part of Frugal Hill – at 1:4 in places, it’s just too steep. I did manage to ride almost all of it, so I can’t be that unfit. I’m hoping that if I can ride once or twice a week, do a zumba class at the pub and carry on walking to work, I will begin to shift the muffin top.
I’m also going to have to cut down on the cake and biscuits. One of my friends has lost over half a stone just by eating sensibly. I think it might be down to willpower…
How do you get fit frugally?
Until next time, Tawney x