I stopped going to the gym because I wanted to save the money and the puppy meant that I was just wasting money. I had to walk him twice a day so I wasn’t going to the gym at all.
But I missed it. I was going 3 times a week after work. My local Nuffield gym has a pool so I could pick and choose my activity.
So last week I decided that it was too hot to run, I mean it practically hit 40 degrees which was super uncomfortable. And I was making excuses not to run. It’s too hot, I am not in the mood etc.
So I rejoined my gym.
Getting back in the fitness groove
I now have to get up at 6.30am walk the dog and head straight to the gym. Where I do a 30-35 minute work out. I don’t want to leave the house at 7am I normally leave it at 8 so it’s been a struggle.
But I have done it.
I have had too.
When I get to work I feel good. My body sometimes aches and I have silly minor injuries like blisters from the rowing machine but I just need to find my gloves and I will be good.
It only been a week but I am already looking forward to the gym. My body is happy and I have already started feeling the difference.
- Get up
- Clean teeth and wash up
- Walk pooch
- Walk to the gym
- Run for 15-20 minutes ( this will increase)
- 5 minutes on the rowing machine ( need to wok on those bingo wings)
- 10 minutes on the cycling machine
- Wash up
- Head to work
- Eat breakfast
That’s pretty much it.
I made a few mistakes when I restarted going to the gym. I lost my lock so I left my locker open. This made me paranoid the whole time. But the worse thing I forgot was to bring a fresh set of clothes.
Luckily the supermarket opened at 8am so I ran across and bought a dress but it was annoying.
but I look forward to my breakfast
I have been eating a healthier breakfast of Greek yogurt, fresh fruit a sprinkling of granola and some honey. I love it. I know that too much fruit isn’t great but it’s good for my skin as well as my health.
I am looking forward to my healthier body, my running fitness. My toned stomach and with just over 6 weeks to go I need to stop putting it off and just do it.
Here is too just doing it!