exercise

Gym 2 weeks on

I haven’t blogged for a while, the amount of coursework I’ve had has been absolutely ridiculous. I’ve spent most of my waking hours whenever my son was at nursery binge-watching Community out of the corner of my eye whilst working and having minor panic attacks over how much was left to get done. 

However, I did manage to get myself to the gym a few times which I was impressed with myself about (which may say more about how low my bar is than anything else). I’m actually genuinely starting to enjoy it except that one time my phone ran out of battery and I had no music.

Since I started going to the gym, I’ve already found I’ve been able to walk faster than I normally can without getting out of breath and my OCD has become much more manageable. Whilst it was at a manageable level before the gym, I almost feel normal since I’ve been going to the gym. I didn’t really believe how good exercise could be for mental health but if this trajectory continues I’ll be converted!

At the moment I’m going 3 days a week, starting with couch to 5k (cardio is terrifying to me) followed by weights machines, where I’ve discovered my hip abductors/adductors are freakishly strong and everything else is pathetically weak (but I’m working on it!) I’m scared of free weights at the moment so the plan is to build up on the machines and then progress onto free weights (as my husband is obsessed it’s what I should be doing) I want to start some classes but haven’t been able to yet – but the uni break is coming up so I’ll try some then, starting with pilates I think.

If anyone has any ideas of things to try to keep this gym-love going I’d love to hear!

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