Friday, 9 October 2015

My lack of exercise routine

It’s difficult keeping fit; I do not want to commit myself to a gym membership, as I tend to have an enthusiastic start that tails off after about a fortnight… I was gifted membership once on my blog but it was very short lived!  You had the regular energetic mum’s with their tight fitting Lycra and comprehensive knowledge of all the equipment then you had ME, who stood out like a sore thumb looking completely out of her depth!  I never had the strength to lift weights, I was always compared to Olive Oyl so not known for my strength of determination most likely in need of being rescued my Popeye.


Sadly the swimming pool is quite far away or I would put in a few lengths and get active that way.  But if you factor in the journey time it eats up too much of the day when I have chores to do and blog posts to write, well that and long drawn out lunches with the ladies!

Whatever I do would need to be quite flexible as my sticking power is not particularly great and I do seem pushed for time.  I decided it would be a good idea to host a fundraiser for the school so I am committing much of my time and energy to collecting prizes and drumming up interest in the event. 

I like to try new things of course and one day I might find the exercise routine that suits me best and works around my schedule.  Until then I really should slow down on eating cake, but its difficult when your hubbie is so good at baking.  

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I know I cannot put it off forever so I have been looking through my options and one possibility would be to hire a treadmill here then I would not have the financial burden of buying the equipment outright.  If it did not work out I have only lost the time I have rented it whilst still not having to work out with the Lyrca ladies, if I stumble head first off the treadmill they do not have to see it… (True story I did fall off the bike in Spin class!).

I think if your training for a marathon or something it might be useful to hire in some extra equipment for a short space of time to train and build up your stamina.  But I don’t see myself running a marathon any time soon…

Right I am off to put the kettle in all that thinking and writing about exercise has quite exhausted me.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I need to do something too. I just have no time to fit it in but I must x

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