I was all set to join the gym in the new year, will all the other resolutioners. I don’t find it as daunting then since there are more over weight people than the rest of the year. Classes are fuller so it’s easier to hide until I get the hang of things and there was a very good deal being offered at my nearest gym. But things haven’t worked out.
The local women’s only gym closed down on December 31st which is a real shame. Then I started seeing WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, you name it, covered in posts from people who hate the influx of resolutioners clogging up the gym. That was all it took. My little spark of confidence was gone. It was bad enough going to be overweight and unfit and trying to change that, but knowing that people might resent me being there! I’m not quite up to the challenge.
So I’m not joining a gym at all.
Instead I’ve bought weights for the house, a skipping rope, pilates resistance bands and Kinect ‘games’.
I had my first proper go on the Kinect workout last night. I put it on a few days earlier to see what was on it, but last night was the first proper workout. I did ten minutes of cardio boxing, ten minutes of the yoga/pilates holding weights, then a couple fitness games to rest a bit, then one of the personal trainer sessions. Safe to say I was sore, exhasuted and dripping by the end. I felt great! Today I’m pretty stiff and a bit achey but not at all put off.
If I can get a workout like that in my living room do I really need a gym? Tonight I’m going to go for a run since it’s meant to be dry, then maybe some skipping in the back garden and stretches and weights afterwards catching up with Dexter Season 8 on Netflix.
Motivation is still pretty high. The book I mentioned before, Adore Yourself Slim, does seem to be making a difference to my attitude this time. I’m still only about a quarter of the way through though.
How is everyone else getting on?