Friday, 5 December 2008

FITNESS - Getting back on the Horse/Treadmill

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This week I went to the gym for the first time in over 3 months. I cancelled my membership in the summer for a number of reasons. I had just moved and started a new job which involved 3 hours a day travel, and my evenings are often taken up with my blogs. It just wasn't going to be easy to get out for a workout while I was settling in, so I thought I would give myself a break.

Recently though, things have really started to wobble far more than is acceptable, and I had no choice but to get my butt on the treadmill. Surprisingly my cardiac fitness was pretty much the same as the last time I went. The bit that had gone downhill though was my muscle fitness and recovery time. My legs are aching a lot but it feels good.

It is amazing how hard it can be to make that commitment to go and do the exercise. Once you are there you enjoy it, and afterwards, I wanted to go back. I think I need some encouragement, and perhaps this time, I won't give myself such a long break. Because the longer you go without a workout, the harder it is to get back on the proverbial horse.

How does everyone else keep motivated?

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