Carry me home to see my kin….*
Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.
So what do we have in store for you today? Well if I am honest there is not a great deal to talk about other than my return to the gym….
What? You went back to the gym?
Oh yes, I did indeed and best of all, I enjoyed it very much indeed…..!
It was time to get the wheels turning once again and to get my head back through the door, breaking the hoodoo that can sometimes surround a gym return because even though a gym habit is an easy one to form, it is also a very easy one to break. Lets face it, how many of us could be found guilty of saying to ourselves “Yes, I know I need to go but I am just too busy today” I know that I do it and if I do it then I know for sure that YOU do too…!
We must get ourselves back into our routines as quickly as we can because a broken routine is no use to anyone. Once we have allowed ourselves the luxury of ignoring fitness it is amazing how quickly it slides on to the back burner and out of our minds. I will freely admit that only on Monday evening I had a conversation with a pal of mine about how well I had done with my weight loss and the fact that I although I usually go to the gym I had not been for approximately 4 weeks, when I found myself using the very phrase “I just don’t know where the time goes” when referring to my own feeble attempted gym attendances 😦
To start prioritising all other activities over and above your fitness is one the easiest things to do. I do it regularly and I often chastise myself for it. Yes certainly some days I am so busy my head could spin and on these days I honestly don’t think a trip to the gym would have necessarily burnt any more calories than the activities I had put my body through but still I can feel guilty. However, that is not as guilty as I feel when I have actually put my gym kit on and not even made it to the first hurdle of reaching the gym itself….!
I suppose my one saving grace is the fact that I walk the dog so am nearly always active with him, mind you with this terrible wet weather we have been suffering, managing a walk becomes difficult not only for the obvious reason of getting wet but the fact that all of the local dog walks are so heavily subscribed that it is like walking through treacle when following the over used pathways and tracks between and around the fields. However, yesterday I took the dog to the field and ignoring the mud and standing water,I pulled on my Wellies and headed out around the fields. Archie appeared to enjoy it very much so I continued on for as long as I could bear in the cold and wet and once he was suitably expended I made my way back to the car.
The worry of this is that I need to up my walking training for the sponsored walk but all of this bad weather is having an impact on my training. I think therefore I will probably be finding myself simply walking bridlepaths and footpaths until the weather deems itself damp enough to maybe invite the sun out to play so things may dry off a little 🙂
Finally, just to let you know I shall be on the Radio this morning and the TV (BBC National or BBC South Today) again this evening but I will say that any of you who are a nervous disposition I would recommend discretion with you viewing because I am going to be topless….
Stay out of the fridge.
*Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama.