Friday, 10 May 2013

Not Quite Healthy But Surprisingly Fit

Greetings from the distant past, as I'm writing this on Thursday before what is actually my second trip to the gym. There's a chance I may not survive this one. I would wait until after my second trip to really talk about my visit(s) to the gym but by then I probably would be very very exhausted.

So as you know I went to the gym on Wednesday. The induction was pretty simple; the guy showed me a few of the machines and we did a little strength exercise and then he let me do my own thing. I mostly stuck to the treadmill and exercise bike but I did a few more strength things too. Treadmills scare me. Well a little anyway. You see I really hate it when things move underneath me. I can't stand at the edge of the sea because the sand moves under your feet and I get scared it's going to drag me out with it and the same applies to things like treadmills and escalators. I accept them as a necessary evil but I don't have to like them.

Well to get to the point of the title of this post, it seems I do have absurd levels of physical stamina. Definitely far more than someone of my size should have at least. My boss is about half my weight and a semi-regular gym user (although he admits he doesn't go as much as he used to) and I was outperforming him on the treadmills and exercise bikes. I was able to just keep going and going at resistance levels several levels above him.

The thing is, I really hate to lose. I hate to compete but if I feel like I'm in a competition then I'm going to try and outdo you. I wasn't even feeling too terrible when I woke up yesterday (Thursday) as only my shoulders were sore from the weight lifting. Other than that I felt fine.

It seems going to the gym was a good idea. Not that I'll ever admit it to my boss or thank him for suggesting it and dragging me along with him. He's making me work out at 8 in the evening until 10, so I'm allowed to be disillusioned this one time. Well, he's not making me, but you get what I mean. I hope. This is just when he works out, so if I want to go with him it's when I have to do it too.


  1. Good for you Mark! If you stick to it for three weeks, they say it becomes a habit. Whoever "they" are...

  2. Pretty proud on you with the gym thing mate not going to lie, keep it up man, you're doing a great job.

  3. Keep it up if you can Mark, I never did and it annoys me!

  4. I always feel like I'm going to fall off the treadmill. I can't look forward and run. I'm a dumbass.

  5. I'm excited to hear how this goes. I bet you are going to feel great!

  6. This sounds fairly standard, the first trip usually makes you feel more fit than you think you are.

    I just hope you don't wake up tomorrow in a ball of agony as your muscles simultaneously decide to hate you.

  7. Mark this is awesome!! Congratulations on making the effort to go and sticking with it! That's what really matters.


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