I’m at the Gym!

Running{The extent of my running ability}

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.

Do you go to gym or do you exercise in other ways? Anyone ever fallen off a running machine?!
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  1. February 25, 2015 / 11:03 am

    I usually do dvds at home too (or youtube, lots of workouts on there). Bring on spring and the lighter nights so I can go running too! #MMWBH
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    • March 5, 2015 / 10:25 am

      It’s so much easier to exercise in Spring isn’t it. I love using youtube videos too; so many good ones x

  2. February 25, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    I love a good workout video or yoga classes on youtube at home. I also have a cross trainer at home that I used four or five times a week to keep shape but this is a new routine for me. I am usually the lazy one on the couch stuffing her face. It’s hard to transition and change but I am trying baby steps. Sounds like you are doing brilliantly. It’s better to start off slow and build up. Good luck. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
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    • March 5, 2015 / 10:30 am

      Thanks Jenny. It sounds like you are doing really well, it’s so hard to get started. I really love doing yoga videos on YouTube too x

  3. Emma T
    February 25, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    DVDs here too…or would be if I could get myself out of bed early enough to do any. I used to love the gym when I was single and lived with plenty of choice on the doorstep. With a child and the high cost of them, there’s no chance. #midweekbloghop
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  4. February 27, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    I’ve recently got back into the gym because there’s a great one near me with a creche in the morning included in the membership price! I can’t handle the running machine though, I know I’d stop concentrating and go flying.
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  5. March 5, 2015 / 10:51 am

    I’ve always wondered what people do at the gym with their smartphones and iPads. Now I know. They blog! :D I’ve never liked going to the actual gym although I enjoy group classes. I mostly workout at home with youtube because of the gym + two babies is an almost impossible combo. The hassle of getting there, preparing everything for the children, the constant signal failures on the District line in London underground make sure my motivation to workout outside of the house dies pretty quickly. That’s no excuse though. Youtube is full of amazing yoga, pilates and HIIT videos! Good luck on your fitness journey. Looking forward to seeing beautiful pictures of you wearing a wedding dress.
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  6. March 5, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    High fives for making it to the gym (okay you haven’t been back but its a start!) I hate the gym personally, as much as I hate running, I’d prefer to run outside rather than on a machine, more to look at and yes, I have fallen off one! x
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  7. March 31, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Good for you and what a goal to keep you motivated. Congratulations! If you need any advice or motivation give me a shout!
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