Friday, 4 October 2013

Back In The Gym


As I said in yesterday's post I started writing a short piece about how I went to the gym on Monday. Yeah it was Monday. The dentist was Tuesday. I also wrote so much it was beginning to look like an actual post and so I decided that I would try and make it one. It's gone from being made of wood to becoming a real boy...post...thing.

I had less time than I wanted to have so was pretty limited, but the gym looks pretty awesome now. The new machines are...well, new, and they've rearranged the floor space to make everything just look better. The downside is that the lockers no longer accept trolley tokens. For those who don't know, the lockers require you to insert a pound coin, and so do some supermarket trolleys/carts. Some clever genius created something known as a trolley token. It's pretty much a pound coin but with no monetary value and it attaches to your keyring. The trick is that you have a pound coin you can never spend, and so will always have one. Until you lose one. Which did happen to me. The old lockers accepted them just fine, but the new ones didn't. Which really sucks because I bought a new one just to use with the lockers. It was also all I bought the old one for. I rarely have cash on me, or at least change, and got tired of asking my dad for a pound for the locker every time I went.

Anyway, I spent about 45 minutes or so overall exercising. I went on the bike, the treadmill, and did a few strength things before ultimately having to call it quits to make it home on time. As I said I had less time than I wanted, and did actually plan on being there a full 90 minutes. What matters most though is that I went, and had a badass shower afterwards. It was surprisingly grueling but not too surprising given the state my legs have been in since I went on my actual bike. If I had to guess as to what happened, I would say it is muscle deterioration. I may have gone into the gym with badass leg muscles but I was also walking six miles a week or more, which probably helped build those up, and my legs were probably like this before I started walking.

I fell off my horse, but I'm getting back on it and riding off into the sunset.

9 comments:

  1. I think it's cool that the gym has had changes and looks so good buddy but even better is that you've blasted out a good exercise. The good feeling that you got from gym is something that will never fade and I hope that it continues for a long time to come, great post buddy.

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  2. Sounds like you are back on track. ::Rocky theme music plays in the background::

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  3. Good for you! I was on the fence as to whether I should go to the gym tomorrow morning but you've inspired me to do so.
    Afterwards, I'm going to treat myself to an apple pie blizzard at Dairy Queen.
    I thought of that one all on my own.

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  4. hey good on you for getting back out there....that is the hardest step....cool to have new toys or at least a new environment to play in as well..i really need to get back to the gym

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  5. I think I'll now add "have a badass shower" on my bucket list! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  6. By the way I DID go to the gym yesterday and I DID get an apple pie blizzard.
    Glorious.

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  7. Good to hear you are back at the gym.....................

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