i am starting to get exercise now

3 Aug

london 3.20pm 20.8C cloudybright thursday 2017

i went to a meetup.com men circuit training session yesterday.

i belong to meetup.com group and they send me notification of new meetup groups and this one came up. it was at chelsea gym and free. and it does not even require that i be a member of the gym to attend. so what not to like right?

i immediately signed up and that was how i find myself there at 3pm yesterday. it was a really nice experience in that i got to find out what a circuit training is about and also i got a trainer who was able to keep an eye out on me, when i told him i have never done it before. he was able to see when the exercises got too much for me even before i realise it myself and suggested alternative ways to do the exercise and finally even suggested i sit the rest of it  and lie down. i am glad he did , because when i was lying down it hit me… i felt a bit faint… those exercises look deceptively easy but they sure take a lot out of me, and what is more i did not even realise it at the time. it seems the secret is to pace yourself… you do each exercise , there were 12 of them in a circle, for 1min… and pacing yourself is the important thing so you dont tire yourself out. the mistake people make is to do it quickly and that is not the thing to do. it is not a race.  

of course, i was very out of shape, having not done any exercises or gone to the gym for 2-3 yrs now. this one came along at the right time… as i have been thinking of resuming my fitness regime but was too lazy to make the effort. this one will let me into the front door as it were and as i gain in stamina i shall start taking up more activities on my own initiative. but this one , with its commitment to go once a week will keep me motivated. it helps to have a trainer guiding me , not to mention making sure i dont over do it.

i am hoping more of the others who have signed up start attending the sessions. so far there are 30 members who have put their names down, but only two of us turned up that time. lets hope more of them take the plunge and come to the sessions. i suppose part of the discouragement must be the fact that the sessions will show u up if u have not got the stamina, and some people might not like it and feel inadequate if they have  take it easy and even drop out as it were to take a  rest and to recover , as it shows their lack of stamina exposed to others. i dont mind, but then i dont mind showing my lack of stamina haha and how unfit i am. 

 

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