Sorry if I am boring you all to death with my gym posts, but the reality is that nothing too exciting is happening at work at the moment, anything worth reporting anyway...
Yesterday was my first day at Cannons and I loved it!
We had been members of a small gym above Clapham Junction train station last year but for some reason or other, we decided to call it a day when we found ourselves paying and coming up with excuses not to go. The gym was always full and you are supposed to relax after work, not stress and rush to grab the last bike or cross-trainer machine!!
Now it is completely different!! Not only the gym is better, but because I use it past 7pm, it is almost empty! There are 10 bikes and yesterday I was the only one in them!!
Having a swimming pool is also a major plus! I can't think of how long it has been since I swam as a regular basis! It takes me back to my teenage years, spending Saturday morning pilling on lenghts in Sport Lisboa e Benfica's pool.
I am completely rusty! I was huffing and puffing after the first 100 metres! I couldn't believe how out of shape I am!
I had the first meeting with my personal trainer and had my programme designed. I weigh 74Kg (my God!!!!!!!) and my goal is to go back to my normal 67Kg and shape my body at the same time. So that means bike, treadmill and cross-trainer for a good hour, followed by muscle building/shaping machines and pool to finish. Occasional body combat classes will also be taken. I expect to be dead tired in the first week, but I know it will be worth it!
I also decided to cut completely with drinking beer/alcohol and reduce drastically the intake of cookies/sweets. Those who know me know it will be very very hard to keep this!!! :)
I am also reducing the portions of food I put on my plate and trying to eat more vegetables than anything else.
Let's see how this works out...