The gym and volunteering

so i did go to the gym today. it went really well there. the instructor was lovely. he showed my PA how to set up the weights machines. I did the exercises too he showed me how to use the machines and we tried out a few different weights. There are 5 machines, one for your shoulders, chest, two for your legs one for the backs and one for the fronts, and one for your arms. The one for my arms, I will be lifting 18 KG which is about 36 pounds of weight, maybe a little more. Once I do that for a while I can increase the weight, when I become fitter. It was hard but I think I can manage it. The way I’ll be doing it is to do 12 reps, 3 times. So do 12, take a break for a minute, do another 12, have another minute’s break and then do the last 12, and repeat for each of the five machines. My programme also includes cardio, 20 minutes on the treadmill and 15 on the bike. He said to try to aim to do the programme 3 times a week. I hope I can manage that. I’ll give it my best shot. I enjoyed my time there today. I was sweating when I was done. I drank a gallon of water when I finished lol. I’m going to go again tomorrow with my mom. I think I wont do the weights tomorrow though as mom doesnt know how to set them up. I can just do the cardio part of my programme instead.

I know I said I wasnt going to go volunteering today, but I gave in and I went. I am glad I did. They were down staff and were stuck so needed me so I am glad I decided to bite the bullet and go in. I got a taxi here on their account and my colleague trish is going to drop me home at around 4:45 today. Its quiet in the office today. Not too busy because there is hardly any staff in. There is only 2 of us making calls. I hope we can get them all done before the days end.

Moms making chicken curry and rice for dinner. I am looking forward to that. I love her curry. And I havent had it in a while so it will be nice to have that. I’ll be starving by the time I get to moms house. I did have a sandwich when I was out this morning. I had chicken, cheese and mayo on brown bread. It was nice. Very filling.

Well I’d better get back to my calls. Catch ya’ll later.
carol anne


Gym chronicles #3

we are just back from the gym. we went for about an hour.
It was good but very tiring! But then again, I suppose the gym is meant to be tiring. As the instructor who gave me the tour said, if your not out of breath and puffing and panting, then your not working hard enough.
Today was just a tour, to see if I liked it there, and if I wanted to join. We decided a few things. We decided that for me the best option to start off would be a few sessions of personal training.
Yes its strenuous, yes its tough, but it will also help me to tone up and get in shape much quicker than if I was trying to do exercise on my own, and also, there is an added bonus of having someone helping me so I’d have less restrictions on what I could do.
So once I save up enough money I will book in for six personal training sessions. It might take me a week or two to save up, as its 30 euro a session.
Today though I went on the bike for 15 minutes, and I did weights. Man those weights were hard! I went on five different weight machines, the chest weights were the worst, I was literally lifting 70 pound! I was exhausted!
But I had fun. And I felt great after the workout. And I’m happy I went today.