Happy New Year, everyone.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and a good New Year's Eve, and that you'll have a most excellent 2015.
Of course, it is around now that sailors around the globe turn their thoughts to something darker and more upsetting. The celebrations are over, and one thought looms over us, casting a shadow over everything else. It is a thought that has been hovering in the back of our minds, but is suddenly thrown into sharp relief now that the festive period is over.
That's right. We're all thinking the same thing.
How on earth are we going to get into a wetsuit after all that food?
Personally, I start work on this straight away. I practice pointing my toes so that I can get my legs as far into the wetsuit as possible before they get stuck. I use visualisation techniques to perfect my 'bouncing-up-and-down-whilst-heaving-the-wetsuit-up' technique. I use breathing techniques to help avoid passing out in the effort.
But, in the end, there is no simple answer to this age-old problem.
Except maybe a new wet suit.
Or, I suppose, we could try to get fit.
There are two problems with getting fit:
- Where to start; and
- How to keep going
In all honesty, I can't say I have perfected either of these areas. But I have tried. I've really, really tried. And I've put a bunch of information on it in the fitness section, and I'll try to add to it over the course of January for all my fellow sufferers.
But, for now, I'm going to sit down and have a good old think about doing some exercise. I might even take out my runners. In fact, I could even go so far as to plan some new jogging and cycling routes.
And tomorrow I will attempt to face up to the dark side of Christmas.
Baby steps, people. Baby steps.