Saturday, 13 November 2010
More Gym Shenanigan's
I did it, I went back. My calf muscles started to protest on the treadmill quicker this time, but I managed to stay on there for ten minutes. Gosh it hurt afterwards at the base of my calves - just above ankle area. Not one to give up too easily, I looked around wondering what else I might be able to manage without looking too much of a lost cause and thought I'd try the cross trainer. I'm not actually allowed to use the cross trainer because of high blood pressure problems, but I wanted to see what it was like. I managed five minutes on there too.
I had to stretch out the muscles in my legs after that for a couple of minutes, but I was determined not to give up. I was surrounded by skinny girls and very fit old men. Mmm, strange mix, but par for the course in a gym I gather. Old men, young girls...
Anyway, I tried hard to ignore the fact I was the only fat lump there and the only one who seemed to be out of breath with so little exertion and decided I'd try the bike as well. In for a penny and all that. Besides, if I pack it in, I can at least say I tried most things in there. I can't ride a bike in real life so thought this might be a first. It was. I managed fifteen minutes on it and cycled the equivalent of three miles. Not bad for a beginner and I never fell off once.
I was sensible to stop after fifteen minutes even though I felt I could have kept going, because once off there, I could feel the tightness in my legs. I am now home again and feeling very much holier than thou. As I drove home, I saw all the joggers pass me as they ran in the opposite direction on the sea front and felt quite chuffed to think I was now doing my tiny bit too. It just amazes me that I'm the only fat one doing it. Everyone else is so skinny and fit looking. I was told there would be lots like me. Yeh, in their dreams maybe. Anyway, I have decided I shall go back again and maybe even tomorrow. Today, I have progressed to three grains of rice. I'll let you know when I manage a whole bowl.