Monday, 15 September 2008


Hell does freeze over- I have returned to the gym! Other half and I decided we had to get a grip. He said ' I am coming round to the idea of exercise again', and I said ' what about right now?'. I don't think he was expecting that one...
When we realised we had no legitimate excuse for not going, it was out with the gym bags, passes, trainers et al, and off we went. I really enjoyed it: I was cross training and watching Noel's HQ at the same time....
We have these swanky machines with head phones and tv screens with Sky tv, and a key which we put in each machine which tells us what our programme is and what we should be doing next.... ( and when we haven't done enough ... or at the right weight and so forth...). It is hard to skive, but easier than when I went to a personal trainer up the road. He is very strict but boy does he get results. Teenager goes to him for rugby training and he is is excellent.
Thankfully Doc says I am not quite ready for the rigours of personal training yet so I go to the gym and do a programme fit for a ninety year old. Still, it's better than nowt eh? Other Half has no such excuse but he seemed to be working out really hard: no headphones and tv for him. He is in the zone. He hasn't put on any weight since he last week. Hmmph. Considering the amount of Ben and Jerry's and Oreos that he has consumed this summer I think there is no justice in this world.
I feel virtuous today having been last night and I am considering going again tonight for a leisurely swim. I am staying in a hotel for a couple of nights Tuesday and Wednesday and that has a pool and gym too, so no excuses....

7 comments:

Jan said...

Good for you, Jo. I should take a leaf out of your book, but I'm not really a gym person. Think I'll dust off my bike and go for a pedal.

ExpatKat said...

Thanks for dropping by my place, Jo.
You certainly must make the most of the hotel pool!

Lakeland Jo said...

I am blogging from the Marriott- using their 45mins free internet access on the one computer available for such frivolities. I could spend £5 per hour using my computer but how frustrating would that be!
There is a gym here- I will go tomorrow! I am going on to dinner tonight (hurray)

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Hi there!
Thanks for comin' over to my place;)

I love the way you talk;) and like your blog. I am adding it to my "from other countries" blog list;)

Good luck with the exercising! I need to go back to the gym as well!

Come back often;) Happy day!

Lakeland Jo said...

I wouldn't cycle in the lakes... the roads are too narrow and bendy and the motorists are impatient maniacs....

I miss a thousand heartbeats when my son goes out- I have told him if I ever spot him without his helmet I will strangle him...

Janet said...

Having visited the lakes on many occasions, I can understand why you would be nervous about cycling there, I would be too.

When I lived in California there were loads of bike lanes, here there aren't even any pavemaents for pedestrians never mind cycle paths. But the town (a village really) where I live has lots of quiet streets so it is possible to stay off the main roads.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Way to go you, I wish we could find the same impetus to walk 10 ft out to our personal gym!