Thursday, 4 September 2014
Turning Over a New Leaf
Whoa, c'mon it's not as bad as that!
But my friends the time has come, and there's no denying it, I want to shed some weight and increase my fitness.
In my 40's (no Willie, not the 1940's before you start), I was a bit of a gym bunny. It wasn't a chore to go. I loved it. The right gym, the right classes and the right people. I enjoyed every minute. Well almost ever minute. I kept at my ideal weight for years. But somehow in my 50's the weight has crept on, even though I have been exercising on a fairly low key basis all the while.
Last week I changed my gym membership from a private, supposedly upmarket health club, to our local council run leisure centre. It feels like a very positive move. It's cleaner, brighter and has a much wider range of classes and facilities. What a surprise.
This morning I went to my first Pilates class. That was a shock to the system. I exercised muscles in places I didn't know I had places.
The teacher was lovely, the class small and the result is, I feel like I'm moving in the right direction at last.
I've also tried out their swimming baths, and been on a few long walks this week. All in all, a good start. I'm not working at the moment so I must plan in the time to keep the good work up.