And so the journey on becoming slim trim and terrific starts
I usually, well, before winter sets in; walk 4kms a day. Keeps me reasonably fit. When winter arrives, I don’t walk so much as I am such a baby that the wind hurts my ears. Before you say anything; a beanie is a great solution, but looks quite frightful on me. Plus it messes up my hair, I tried to get ear muffs but clearly I didn’t try hard enough because that never happened either.
I love walking, however, you can hear another excuse coming can’t you; I don’t like the heat, therefore you can only go at a certain time of the day or you are having a slinging fight with the fly’s. I have to keep my mouth shut then to.
Exercise History so far:
Now I am very aware that I need muscle strengthening, so more than walking it is. I have done Curve’s (had a car accident) that curtailed my activities for a fair bit, Curves had to go.
- Commenced reformer Pilates
- Moved onto floor Pilates
- Moved back to reformer Pilates
- Tried yoga (put me to sleep)
So I went and bought myself some new exercise gear from Luluemon and enrolled at Fernwood, a gym for women only, of course it is one of the most expensive gyms you can attend but their equipment is a bit spiffy
Of course they do the up sell a little bit of hard sell. With the basic package ($22 a week) you can enjoy the machinery, the classes of which there are many for those of us who don’t work to choose from. Thankfully the weight machines and the cross trainers (where they have attached a TV, you use with your own earplugs) are available at any time
This is what makes me laugh as with any package you get a session with a food hygienist:
- One I have never ever been able to diet
- I am keen to see what they are going to get me to try to remove from my diet
- As Michael said, ‘no body can ever tell you to do something that you don’t want to’ he’s being smart! Knows me well
- However I thought I would humour them
- I did make note on the form that I hoped they had a sense of humour with some of my answers to their questionnaire
- Everyone has earphones for the machines so you can watch TV
- Listen to your own music
- And basically avoid eye contact
- Sit your arse on the machine don’t move while you play with your phone (I have observed this, true story)
- Holding up the queue