Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunshine on my shoulder....

Yes, the famous John Denver song.  This was a favourite during the early 70s when I was just on the verge of becoming a teenager with all the angst and insecurity of growing up.  Listening to this always made me smile then and I realise that it still has the same effect today.

Now that I've no need to rush off to work in the morning, I find that I still wake up fairly early.  This has prompted me to go for a walkabout but only after my coffee and a light breakfast.  Exercising hasn't been my thing for many years. The old habits and negative thoughts that make me want to remain indoors are real demons in my head.  

Some people are addicted to exercise.  Of course, this is not me.  I still need to drag myself out the door even when I know that once I'm out, I'll be glad for the sunshine on my shoulders.

Since coming to Singapore in March this year, I've made a lifestyle change.  Exercise has become a part and parcel of my new regime.  I feel fitter and faster.  I've also managed to lose some weight *jumps in the air*.

I had a habit of thinking about life, people and all sorts of stuff while driving to and from work.  Now I do it when I am out walking around.  Even as new habits are being formed, some old habits are still hard to break.


  1. It is good that you've started walking again. If we do go for our morning walk, we try to go before the sun blasts down on us - so that means, before 8 lah. Kinda susah lah, sometimes ;)

    Totally off-point now: Did you see the movie - Sunshine - for which this is the theme song? I remember crying buckets!!! Malu. First, I read the Reader's Digest story: cried. Then, I saw the movie: cried some more. Cannot be helped lah, me :(

    1. I usually end up going for my walk between 9 and 9.30 am. Although it's not as cool as before 8 am, there are still shaded and sheltered paths to take. So I'm not doing it under the blistering sun.

      I think I did see the move but I can't, for the life of me, remember it at all.