Now that I’m home again it’s time to start back into my exercise program. I did consider continuing this whilst travelling but it was too awkward. At home I use quite a few exercise DVDs which I didn’t want to bring with me. This doesn’t mean I didn’t exercise at all but it did lack structure.
Marty has been going to the gym regularly and has been trying to convince me to join. I find the gym boring. Why would I want to sit on a bike that goes nowhere when I can go out and cycle around the river? He has, unfortunately, come up with a valid reason. Most of the exercise I do is aerobic. I like to dance, cycle, and hit things. I don’t really do any sort of strength training. As thyroid disease causes muscle weakness I need to do something about this.
Yesterday I added strength training to my daily routine. I have a set of dumbbells and a book on how to use them. Day 1 focused on the top part of the body, which was fine, but today was all about the legs and lower back. My legs don’t want to exercise. I have enlarged calf muscles, as I walk strangely, but the muscles in the top of my legs are wussy things that like to hide behind layers of fat. I’m not even going to look at what’s coming up in Day 3 in case it frightens my abdominal muscles into finding a way to prevent me exercising.
Tomorrow I might go the gym with Marty. I suppose it can’t hurt to give it a go (though I have a feeling that those words may be poorly chosen.)