Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Day 45 - It's oh so still - it's oh so quiet...!
My sister has called my bluff. Just when I thought I could enjoy a guilt-free morning in a child-free house she's sent me four kettlebell weights and the Kettlercise DVD. www.kettlercise.com My belated birthday present. Of course they had to arrive on the first day of school! I can talk a good game which I obviously did when I stayed with her - but when it comes to committing to regular exercise I'm not the best.
I've never had the faintest desire to go to a gym - and the fact we're miles away from the nearest one has always been a convenient excuse. Then I noticed my wobbly tum had a momentum of it's own and decided to try running.....
This might sound extreme, but I can run from home - no travel or changing rooms involved. The only problem is there's no such thing as 'flat' where I live - just steep hills in every direction!
When I say run what I REALLY mean is a very slow jog or fast walk. I've found if I go slowly I can plod along for a while and it's not as much as a chore as I thought it would be. Trying to run with other people put me off for years, especially my considerate but army-trained husband. It was like running with an energetic dog straining on the lead - I always felt I was holding him back......!
I haven't been running for ages and christmas combined with comfort eating has meant my jeans are now digging into my sides. I recently invented the triple decker quality street - three favourites squeezed together - after receiving far too many tins of sweets! Things are p-r-e-t-t-y bad.
So I am grateful to my sister for taking the first step and I'm definitely going to give weight training my best shot.....just not today.