If you are reading this and feel comfortable in your own skin, whatever composition that may take, then I salute you. I’ve said it on various occasions: I didn’t sit right with the way I was for an extremely long time. However, in the last four weeks, that has begun to change. Inside me I’ve felt awaken a fundamental shift of being. This body, the one I am discovering, is the one I knew existed inside but couldn’t locate. I love the feeling that fitness has afforded me, that I’ve been able to fight through to this point using simply my own strength. Now, I need to find a way to unlock further potential inside.
That means this month, I need to go and look at the scary bit of my local Gym.
The time has come to lift stuff.
Doing this alone is incredibly scary, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to make use of a fitness ‘professional’ at my Gym to at least give me some basic idea of where to start. I’m trying not to overload myself with too much Internet research either, so if you’re reading this and want to contribute, please bear a few things in mind. Yes I have used weights before, but it’s been at least a decade, and I suspect I’ll need some time to remember a routine successfully. I don’t want to go mad, just start getting body back to some semblance of toned. I think ultimately I’d like to be able to do chin ups as a starting point, but that’s a LONG way down the line. Mostly, I need a compliment to the walking, of which I now do an inordinate amount.
Mostly, this process of exercise self-discovery is about going forward. So, writing this down means it now has to happen, there is no going back, and I have to do something about it. Tomorrow is gonna be a big day for walking/ellipticals because I’m gonna effectively double my normal effort. I intend to ‘weights’ at least once a week to begin with.
No, I’m not insane.
[EDIT: 12.10pm. That will do.
I’ll be over here having a cuppa :D]