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Well, this is embrassing!

Well that didn’t last long did it? One month with next to no activity except a few sporadic gym (aka sauna) visits and a little bit of half-hearted sewing. I honestly don’t know what is wrong with me! Where does the time even go?

I nearly killed myself this morning diving back into the gym with a 30 minute class which was very helpfully called “Insanity”. It is called that for a reason it seems!!! I saw a video that my gym posted of that class and thought it looked good. High energy but no complex moves. I could never keep up with the steps in Zumba and always ended up tripping over my feet!

I left after 15 minutes.

I felt dizzy and light headed and a bit sick to be honest. I stood to the back of the class for a moment but realised that I would not be able to get back into it so I ran. I was shaking and felt like crying, I ended up sat on the floor of the changing rooms with my back against the cold stone wall and that felt like the best place ever!!! When I finally stood up I still felt shaky so I went for a dip in the wellness pool and read my kindle (The a waterproof cover I got from Ebay for about £3 is the best thing I have ever purchased!).

Someone once said “Defeat is a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

Well, I’m not going to give up. Maybe that class is a bit much for me. I do, after all, have zero upper body strength and next to no stamina (I’m much more of a sprinter than a distance runner) so my plan is to contact the instructor who took that class and ask for her recommendations of something a little less… insane. I do really need to book a personal training session to get some form of routine set but I will tackle that one another day.

I guess national gyms make their money this way, with people signing up for long contracts and then never seeing them again. I did that with one large national gym which we shall not talk about but I do not want to be doing that with the gym I am with now. Unfortunately, it seems that wanting to stick with this is simply not good enough…

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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Gym


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The Start Of Something New

I am nearly 30. There, I said it! At the end of this year I will no longer be a 20-something. While Birthdays and age have never really bothered me the fact that I will be turning 30 is very scary considering the fact that I do not feel, act or generally consider myself as being this age. I’m lazy, podgy, drink too much and spend far too much time online or watching TV.  I am single, I have bad habits and I still live with my parents and I have a single cabin bed with a desk underneath (formerly known as a den). My life needs to turn around and now is the time when that is going to happen!

For my birthday last year I got a sewing machine from my parents, and yes, I did ask for that  so I have embarked on a new hobby. Swing stuff! I work for a clothing company so I do get access to various offcuts of clothing grade fleece and fabric which I am using instead of buying stuff in while I hone my skills. So far I have made a rubbish little pouch for my Kindle (the tie ribbon fell off on the first day), a half completed shower bag for me to use at the gym made out of a shower curtain, and a nearly fished plush toy. I have big plans to make things to sell but my main bad habit, the inability to keep a room tidy for more then 5 minutes, is kinda slowing my progress.

Last year I joined Total Fitness but to be honest with you it is not working for me. The hydrotherapy pool, which is understandably designed for sports rehab, feels like it is stripping the skin off my back and I simply can’t relax there after a workout. So, I wrote off the amount I paid for my membership and upgraded to something that would suit me a bit better. I joined a country club and spa! This place is fantastic and has the best hydrotherapy and relaxation facilities as well as the most hi-tech gym facilities I have ever seen! They have treadmills and cross-trainers that have internet access so you can watch something on-line, even youtube videos, which is cool when I like listing to retro video game music when I do work out. They also have a cinema room with cross trainers and exercise bikes and this room is wonderfully air conditioned! The class rooms are fantastic and there is a wonderful restaurant and bar and even a spa attached! Definitely a lifestyle gym and not just a “Lets get sweaty” kind of place!

So stuff’s a changin’! And because people are getting tired of me going on about things I’m trying to change in my life, I’m venting here baby!

Have a nice day ^_^


Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


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