I am Vicky, I live in Birmingham with my husband. I have inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia and relapsing Polychondritis. I used to be active when I was younger, at 53, I ache. I have to keep reminding myself, that I can still move, maybe not as much as I used to when I would run, swim and go to the gym 4 times a week. I have always been more motivated when I have someone with me, sadly my husband isn’t really bothered about fitness. I find his attitude rubbing off on me, however, I find myself giving myself a hard time mentally for just following his lead when I understand I need to improve my fitness to manage my health and well-being. Often though, especially walking, I don’t feel safe. I live near the Lickey Hills in Birmingham/Worcestershire but won’t walk there on my own.
I what to find my focus again, to feel better physically and mentally.