Well I was at the gym yesterday. I went with my husband, Andrew, and ran on the treadmill alongside him. He is much fitter than me, but I did manage to get up to a speed of 12 for a couple of minutes. But then was happier running at a speed of about 8. Hope to make it back there again later in the week. Continue reading Even as much as 12 km/hr
So it is done. I have been to the gym and done more exercise than for a long time. The warm up stretches were completely impossible. My knees and hips would not take those proposed. So we started with a … Continue reading First session done
Learning about myself so can improve with help from the personal trainer at the gym. Continue reading Induction and assessment
Once again, it is some time since I was last in a gym. But, since I last went, I have had quite a challenging year. At Christmas, I had my diagnosis of kidney failure, and since then I’ve been playing … Continue reading Best intentions start again
Ok, so my last post was full of good intentions. But good intentions do not a gym routine make. After a few failed attempts, this morning I made it to the gym. Twenty minutes on the treadmill followed by a few exercises with weights a. I feel like I good eat a horse – not an actual horse obviously – but a lot of food. So, I am off to do just that before heading into work. Continue reading Gym session 1.
So, it seems like it is about five years ago that I last went to any gym. So much has changed in those five years and so much has stayed the same. Last week, I took the bull by the horns and signed up to a rolling membership of the local Markievicz leisure centre run by Dublin City Council. I’m a strong believer in local government providing services for local people so that’s why I have joined this particular centre. It also helps that it is named for the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons. Yesterday … Continue reading Five years on… here we go again
Right, so I haven’t been to the gym for ages. Months even. But I’m booked in with the lovely Gordy next week for a session on Wednesday at 2pm. Hopefully he and I will be able to shake off some of the excess blubber that has appeared since last I was there. Certainly, I need to move some of it from off my waist and tummy elsewhere. Although it was not in the gym, today I have been moving and sorting stuff both in the bedroom and the study. I’m thoroughly tired out, but that might also have something to … Continue reading A new year… time to head back to the gym