Is it selfish to be paying so much attention to my own health? These kinds of thoughts do come into our heads, don't they?
I came across a really good question in a health questionnaire (and you know I like a good question).
Who else will benefit if your health improves?
My first thought was my children, as they may not have to look after me when I am old. Then I thought everyone benefits. Not only will the people around me be less anxious and worried, but I wouldn't be a burden on the state and the wonderful NHS. And I will be more able to help others who need it. The thinking behind free travel for older people was that older people who can get out and about and be fit and active will save the country vast amounts of money.
So, I will absolve myself of any feelings of guilt about focussing on my own fitness for the month (or what is left of it. August is racing by).
It is still summer, as evidenced by the cornflowers. And today was unexpectedly beautiful.