As mentioned a short time ago I started going to a gym called the Fit Club. It was almost out of necessity as with not being able to run or ride my bike on the road I was going crazy from inactivity. My physio is the director of the club and he took me along to show me a beginning weights programme, which I've been doing for 12 days now. He recommended starting weights, which of course I quickly increased as I love a challenge and with me being an obsessive type. Have also been daily on the exercycle and rowing machine and I'm really happy to be putting my body through its paces! I'm now a fully pledged member at $13 a week. I've been going twice a day some days.
Here are some photos, courteousy of Lea, of my gym session with weights. I do 3 x 10 on 5 different equipment but 3 of those do not have photos!
|Pushing out 60 lbs|
|Leg lifts 60 lbs|
|100 leg pushes|
|100 arm pulls|
|Lea had a little go but she wasn't dressed for it|
15 minutes on the exercycle
|Starting to get a bit hard now and a little tired...much harder than on the road as no cruising!|
I'm really enjoying the gym sessions as it is a new challenge, though riding an exercycle does not hold as much appeal as riding up hills and being out on the country roads. Really like seeing what weights I can manage on the 5 different equipments I've been doing. It is really pleasing to see the improvement in a short time.
I'm sure Marion is probably having a little chuckle as she reads this but everyone has to start somewhere!
Must sign off as I have comments to make and a gym session awaits me!