Sunday, 6 July 2008

That type of woman...

For a long while, particularly in the area where I live, I have noticed a lot of small groups of women walking. Not just dawdling walking, but walking with purpose for health and fitness. Really striding it out with strong intention.

Often, as I drive round the area I have almost wistfully wished that I was "that type of woman"........with a like minded friend or two, in a cute tracksuit...on a mission, daily, to walk for health.

So, this morning at 6.30am I met up with a few of my personal training girls...and we did intervals up through the gravel steps of the park at the back of my house, and walked purposefully together all around the local our cute tracksuits...

Sure, we chatted. We laughed too. But we walked with strong intention. With purpose.

I cannot tell you how good it felt. To feel the air in my lungs. To feel puffed, but able. To feel strong. To feel that energy. To feel like I am taking action.

And I realise I am beginning to live the life I have wanted for a long while...


  1. I've wanted (still want) to be one of those girls too. I even went out and bought the cute tracksuit (Bonds, of course!). But do I walk? Not often. Not nearly often enough. And Jambin would love it so much. I have no excuse to stay inside the house with a cranky toddler when we could both be happier and healthier outside. But somehow I justify it to myself.

    Good on you for putting your tracksuit to good use!

  2. I'm jealous! I still WISH I were that kind of woman!

    PS: your title totally misled me - I thought you were gonna write about *another* type of woman! :)

  3. Tropical MumFebruary 26, 2011

    Good on you Lucy. It sounds like you are 'that type of woman' to me. Everyone has someone they look up to, and I think that a lot of people find you inspiring.

  4. Ooooh no. I had enough risque writing going in yesterdays post!

  5. I am shaking my head at how this is nearly THREE years ago.My world has changed a lot since then...xx

  6. therhythmmethodFebruary 26, 2011

    You are one of those women! You are totally inspiring, but the best bit you are a great role model for your kids too, as well as all of us in blogland.

  7. Ah, Lucy, go you! It's taken my reaching 40 to work this one out, too. That 'taking of control' of one's life is quite empowering, isn't it? J x

  8. keepcatebusy (Cate)February 26, 2011

    What a wonderful record of how far you've come - blogging is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this today :-)

  9. Nothing like a bit of huffy-puffy (thanks Kath Day-Night) to make you feel alive! Especially if it's along an amazing walking trail or in the company of fun friends - or in my case, the fur children. Well done for making it happen!

  10. Life In A Pink FibroFebruary 27, 2011

    Ah Lucy - and look how far you've come!

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.


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