The minute I decide to increase… start or continue with any form of exercise… that’s the minute all the forces against that thought start in earnest…
My routine since 2019
Since I returned from Christmas holiday, all I do… is come home… eat something… usually light…. drink Guinness…. get into bed (snack) and lounge until I fall asleep…. At first it was new year, January mood. Now its february and I’m having to send a memo to self.
Papa Kachi na Ofuune does not help matters… he is my stout supplier😡…. even when I’m in bed ooo… he will bring a bottle of small stout to me in bed😡…. this can be rather annoying, cos most times I am not thinking of drinking… next thing I know, drinks has been presented before me. This man should just drink for himslef and leave me alone abeg (I pray he does not read this blog 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣)…..
The man belongs to a running club… he runs the marathon all over the country/world (presently preparing for the Comrades in South Africa)…he runs or exercises everyday up and down the place, as fit as a fiddle. Anyway the problem is I can’t tell him to stop buying me stout…. because his memory has SIM card🤷🏾♀… plenty capacity for storage. Let me not cause problem seeing that we are getting old together. I can’t wait for Lent 🙏 … I really cant wait.
Reminder to exercise
I am reminded on a daily basis for the need for me to exercise. From the minute I set off to go to work in the morning. The train station I use to commute to and from work has many steps. Going to work I climb down a couple of flights of stairs… coming home… I climb up a couple of flights of stairs… coming home is the worse part. My legs feel like lead … just yesterday I thought rather than go to the gym and pay money I should rather come to the station and match up and down the plenty steps🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣…. that should do the trick.
Trainers as a fashion accessory
…. Papa Kachi na Ofunne tries his best to encourage me to exercise. Just last week I got another pair of trainers. I wore them to work today… that’s all I do with my trainers 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈… fashion accessory.
I can do this….
Something very funny happened yesterday on my way home from work. As usual, I came out of the station and crossed the road. Amongst the commuters walking my direction, I noticed someone jog past me… I looked up and realised it was papa Kachi na Ofunne🙈… meanwhile I was walking like a pregnant woman😫… when I got to the main entrance he was standing their waiting to engage me in a discussion… me I quickly said hi, entered so people don’t think “oh this fit man knows this woman”…. 🙈… again I thought…. I really need to increase my exercise level.
So this morning I went to work with my gym and sauna things. I am actually registered at the gym at work, but I have never used it or seen it again since my first visit. I am also registered with my local gym. The membership at my local gym allows me to use any of their branches in the UK. A topic for another day.
So last night I had mentally prepared my gym bag, before I actually did the packing this morning. My plan was to go ride a bike in the gym for 20mins at least…. mentally I have made up my mind that I will try and increase my level of activity as part of my lifestyle. I have been down this road several times before. It is indeed a cycle. You get off and on. The worse thing is not trying to get back on.
Let’s do this
I have decided that February is the month of cycling in the gym…… I’ve done it now for 2 consecutive Sundays this month… 15mins each time (before running into the sauna)…. those 15mins feel like eternity when I’m on the bike🙈… the sweat and breathlessness is real. However, I look forward to using the sauna … that’s my reward….. I know that going to the gym on its own will not work for me…. so this is my plan to get me moving.
Unfortunately the gym was filled to it’s capacity by the time I got there just after 7pm today. So I only got to do the sauna. Am not deterred, I am looking forward to Thursday and Sunday. I’m excited with the burst of energy…. I am mentally prepared… for now. I might just take my colleagues up on the idea of exercising during lunch hour. They both did that today…. including showering… and make-up stay spray …. that’s definitely a plan B.