I can't believe how I feel now if I don't exercise. It is OK if I have a planned day off, but if I plan to exercise and something stops me I feel quite deprived and not quite right. In other words bloated, fat, angry and depressed. Well I am exaggerating slightly, but I don't feel pleased with myself.
I also can't believe that for years I did no exercise at all. I moaned if I had to park the car too far away from the shops - now I either walk from home or don't mind where I park. I always made the excuse that I was too busy with work and family and I feel very guilty now when I read the blogs of busy working people who still find time to go to the gym or run or walk for miles. If only I had realised that it is not that hard to find half and hour a day (especially at home) to do some form of exercise.
I also feel quite guilty when I am making delicious, nutritious meals almost every meal and I think about the years that I grabbed takeaway for the family on the way home from work. Not every night, but far too often.