Almost exactly one year ago myself and Mr LMR went away for a night away from the monkeys. Tonight we are doing it again. A lot has happened in that year and the contrast is amazing. However reflecting on what was at times a pretty miserable 2017 has shown me how much stronger I am today.
A cold gin and tonic pressed into my eye socket
This time last year I had very recently sprained my foot arch which kick started a year of recovery and totally demolished my Plans. We had gone on a spa break for the night because we were both exhausted and I was struggling a bit with what had happened. To make matters worse I had a horrible eye infection which was in both eye. One more than the other.
As we went down for dinner that night I felt weak and unattractive. Unable to wear heels or makeup, I spent most of the evening with a cold gin and tonic pressed into my throbbing eye socket. We had a good rest but it wasn’t how I had planned it.
A romantic monkey free dinner
Fast forward to this year. This time I’m still in flat shoes but I’ve adapted. I’ve just applied full make up and contact lenses for a romantic monkey free dinner. This year I feel strong and more confident.
This weeks weigh in saw me maintain despite all of my hard work and I’ll admit that I was a bit disappointed. But having had monkey free time to reflect this weekend I can see that I now have the strength to keep working at it. I am stronger, wiser and fitter.
This week someone commented for the first time that I look like I have lost inches (which I have, yippee!). I can see the difference in myself. Physically I’m stronger. Having picked up a monkey or two for play purposes this week. Less back pain or twinges. A world away from last year thanks to my PT sessions.
I’ve still got goals to smash
Sometimes the small defeats can break us but it is so important to reflect on the journey we have made. It’s like claiming defeat after falling on a pebble having just climbed a mountain.Our spa break last year feels a million years ago mentally and physically. But I have come so far. Going forward I am staying strong and determined. I still have goals to smash.