I’m at the gym!
I’m at the gym while I’m writing this! I had a mini panic a minute ago that they didn’t have free wifi and I was like what I am going to do to distract myself from the horror of the gym if there’s no wifi. It’s not that bad really, although I have only been going 8 minutes and 16 seconds and this is my first time. I can’t help choosing the sitting down machines, even though I really want to go on the running machine. I’m trying to make myself get off this one (I don’t know it’s name) and move my whole body.
Anyway this is part of my new ‘I’m going to be a bride in five months, let’s get fitter than I’ve ever been, I will fit in that damn dress’ mission.
Update: 15 minutes in and I’ve apparently burnt 67 calories – wahoo, Cheryl Cole’s body double here I come!
So, the above was written whilst I was at the gym (clearly), and I was hoping to write this entire post whilst I was there, but then I got on the running machine and discovered I couldn’t blog and run at the same time (I apparently couldn’t breathe and run at the same time either, but that’s another story).
I was on the running machine for 22 minutes, burnt 87 calories and ran 1.19 miles; which apparently is funny to the boy, but I was quite pleased with that (apart from the calories burnt, which I’ll agree is a laughing matter). Last summer I attempted to go for a run and couldn’t even make it round the block, so 22 minutes on the running machine is an achievement to me. So is the fact that I didn’t fall off. I had visions the whole way through of me going flying off backwards like people do in those comedy sketches which I think made it more likely to happen and I struggled to concentrate on keeping my legs moving, and just kept picturing myself shooting off backwards and landing on my face and the entire gym bursting out laughing at me. I think it’s safe to say I’m not a natural gym bunny.
This first gym visit was a few weeks ago and I haven’t been since but I do want to go again; I just prefer doing classes or exercise DVD’s (I wrote video’s first = I’m old) at home. I have been exercising lots and am starting to feel fitter and see more definition in my body but I think starting running will step it up a notch and burn lots of calories hopefully. At the moment though as it is dark in the evenings I am not going to go out for a run on my own (the area I live in isn’t the best) so I will have to venture back to the gym and the running machine soon to improve my running skillzzzz.