Talking of feeling invigorated..Have you noticed a new attitude in articles about diet and fitness lately? I call it the Olympics effect.
Instead of gentle exercise, and detoxes, and taking it all gently with a bit of pampering thrown in, the new approach is typified by Ruth Field, The Grit Doctor, and Gabby Logan in today's Times.
It's up and at it, and don't be a wimp (Och Wheesht and Get Oan Wae It - see 1 Jan - I was on trend for 2012 there on the very first day!).
I have to say the language is invigorating, and there is a sense of humour in the writing which is very refreshing.
Here is Ruth Field, Grit Doctor :
Stop wanting things to be easy....This is going to be hard. But you are going to like hard.
Stop telling yourself you look great when you do not.
Simply have a look in a mirror and have an honest conversation about where you are fitness-wise.
(Her book on running has the hideous and blatantly publicity seeking title Run Fat Bitch Run. It's working though - she's getting lots of publicity..)
I'm not planning to take up running, call myself names, or buy the book, but I'm planning to adopt some of the gritty attitude!
We still don't have a telephone connection - they say a few days yet, so I may not be able to post every day. Its a 30 mile round trip to the nearest internet cafe (the excellent Seasons in Dunoon), but not so far to my friend Liz's so.....(thank you Liz!) Meanwhile I hope you are warm and dry and connected.