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Exercise routines

  • 9th May, 2005 at 7:48 PM

It's been two weeks since I visited the gym and so I looked forward to Monday morning with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Two weeks ago, I didn't go to the gym because there was just too much to do each day. One week ago, I had just finished moving and was sore all over.

I got onto the bus and switched to the metro in order to get to Peel station. It's weird taking the metro the opposite direction and I had to fight very hard not to head the wrong way. I still am strongly influenced by my habits. I came out from underground into the beautiful sunshine and strode through the big glass doors. At the front desk, Daneen still recognised me and handed me my towels.

I got up into the exercise room where Greg greeted me like usual. I was sad to see that neither angorian nor dcoombs were there, although I do understand if angorian is just too exhausted from her recent move. I know my muscles were sore for days.

I eased myself slowly through my warm-up cycle and was pleasantly surprised to see that I hadn't regressed. In fact, my leg and chest presses were much easier than I remembered. No doubt this was because I was squatting and lifting all day on the 30th. A couple more days of this routine and I should be able to increase my resistance some more.

elliptic_curve will chastise me for being superficial but I'm pleased as punch with myself over this whole exercise thing. I haven't quit yet and I expect that if I can keep going over the next couple of weeks, I'll get back into the habit and it will be automatic to go. Since I started exercising three months ago, I can now lift twice as much weight as I could when I started. And I can cycle much further and run far faster than I did at the beginning. Now I don't expect a linear improvement from now on, I suspect the easy gains have been plowed through, but it is pretty nice to not get winded. Sadly, I don't experience that "more energy" thing that other people do; I get very tired on the days I do exercise. I also don't notice that I sleep better, which I actually don't care about because I sleep like the dead anyway. Loud chainsawing dead.