“Fitness is not about being better than someone else…
It’s about being better than you used to be”
So yesterday, I finally joined a gym! Getting in there just in time to avoid paying a joining fee… I think we were quite impressed that I just walked in off the street and signed up pretty much straight away.
I read earlier this week that most people give up their new year resolutions within the first four weeks of the year so perhaps starting one of mine at this stage is the best solution! And hopefully means that I’ll avoid the new year gym hecticness.
When I’ve not exercised for a while, the way that I get back into it is by swimming. I learnt to swim before I started school and used to swim for my local town when I was little. I love being in the water and have no real fear. Sadly living in central London means that if I want to join a gym with a pool, I have to pay more for the privilege, hence my joy at saving a few pounds!
My first and best gym experience was 10 years ago now, when I had a job with anti-social hours, meaning that I could use the gym at off-peak times and for a reduced rate. This ensured that I was recognised by the staff, so when I hadn’t been in for a few days, would be asked what i’d been up to instead. It felt like there was someone else with an interest in my fitness. It was the best and most confident that i’ve been.
I’m hoping that exercise will help me to sleep better – something that I’ve really been struggling with over the last few months. I’m constantly feeling sluggish and thus am eating stodgy winter comfort foods. Hopefully I’ll soon be a stronger healthier me!
(Ps. Pretty disappointed that the best quote I found was from a Kardashian…)