Tuesday, 7 August 2012

All geared up and nowhere to go

So, if you read my previous post, you know I had planned to go to the gym today.  I was packed; I was ready:  locked up at work, hopped in the car and was ready to roll.  Turned up at the gym, pulled into the carpark… very few cars.  Was it the time of day?  Was it because it's winter?  Hmm…
Walked in, desk girl greets me with a big smile.  "Haven't seen you in a while".  "No, no... got lazy".  "Are you here for the class?  It's not on tonight!" 


I have mentioned (more than once I think) that it’s winter right now.  And that means illness.  So Jeremy, who runs all the classes, had to cancel.


I was so ready to go!  Kelly was going to meet me and ….. No class.  I even joked to Danielle (the reception girl) that it's not allowed to work like that.  I finally got myself all geared up to go for the first time in months and the class wasn't on.

Even though it was past dusk, I decided I really wanted to exercise.  So I quickly drove on home, threw on some trackpants and a jumper and headed out for a walk.  It was much too dark to go the route where I ran on Sunday, but I still decided to go for a long walk.  I was making good pace too, under the streetlights.  There was one section of the footpath that went behind houses and was unlit, so I slowed down there.  Overall, I added another 4.18km to my 100km challenge.  Hooray!

So, I'm going to keep everything packed and ready, sitting in the car, and will go for Thursday to the gym.  It's Fitbox.   Some cardio, some boxing techniques.  I've only ever gone twice before.  Once earlier this year, and once two years ago.  It's a tough class, but I'm going to do it!



  1. I am impressed of you!!! Good job going home and exercise instead.. I would probably have told myself that if there was no class it was because I deserved a night on the sofa.. haha.

    1. Thank-you for your support Line! Normally, that's my line of thinking too. :)
      I don't know what it was, I just really wanted to exercise! Maybe my legs had been sitting still for too long? I also know, that when I lose momentum, I can really get off balance. Seeing I only just started up again, I guess I really wanted to keep going with it.

      Going for the walk at night also made me think about summer, when it's too hot in the afternoon to go for a walk. Maybe this way I can convince myself to keep moving in summer when it's cooler in the evening.

  2. good job! I hope everything has been going on well for you. i have a really messy diet this past few weeks and has been postponing my plan to back on track for some time. it's time to get serious. i really want to lose at least 10kg by xmas. good luck with ur weight loss goals too.


    1. Hi Honeybee, thanks for your support :)

      I've had a messy couple of days with eating myself lately, which I'll talk about more tomorrow. But I know what you mean when you say it postpones your plans to get back on track! The way you either justify what you're eating with excuses, or you're not aware of what you're eating and keeping eating the wrong things or the wrong amount. Certainly makes it hard.

      10kg by Christmas is a doable amount though! The sooner you get yourself back on track, the easier it becomes, no matter how hard it is at the start. Words I need to remind myself of frequently. :)