First day doing gym by myself. I asked the trainer yesterday about the quietest times, and she was spot on – no waiting for machines (I only know how to use two!) and no gawkers.
I think I’m getting the hang of the treadmill it sound totally woossy to admit it, but DANG that thing scared me yetsterday! I was white-knuckled at 2.2kms per hour. Which is S—L—-O—–W! Today I was more confident, even played about with the incline settings, and got comfortable walking at 5kms per hour. Still much slower than I walk outside, but a big leap in confidence.
So – I did an hour of weights/stretches/pilates/treadmill. All at a very low level, but…I’ll get there.
The gym equipment looks quite a roomful of angular monsters with bright orange mouthparts! *chomp chomp chomp* I think it would all look much more civilised as a steampunk gym… all brass dials and gleaming ebony – don’t you?
I have a question though: my iriver MP3 player is NOT a fancy beastie. Basic black with white ear thingies (Dontcha love it when I talk all TECHNICAL!)
And so there are no super duper fancy schmancie armbandy thingummies to buy to fit it – and even if they were, I seriously doubt they’d fit around my arm.
- So – does anyone else have suggestions for how to make something to hold the thing? The gym music is okay but there are times when I don’t want to listen to “doontz doontz doontz doontz”…. (as I write this I’m listening to Mercy by Duffy – awesome – and appropriate for gym perhaps!)
So I’m thinking a cuff/sleeve MP3 holder, with velcro maybe? Hmmm.
And I’m back to my food diary. Tedious, but necessary.
Poor Connie J. Woodle was so excited that I was wearing shorts/t/walking sneakers… and then CRUSHED when I told her I was going to gym not to take her for a walk! I’ll take her later to make up for it – but geesh, that disappointed puppy face – I felt like the world’s cruellest Mum!
Right. Off to hang the washing and think about tackling …. THE SEWING ROOM ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT…
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