dimarts, 9 de desembre de 2014

Let's get physical

Aixi que, com deia ahir, estic recuperat. Però no del tot fisicament. Els mesos de inacció, i uns altres mesos de poca acció, m'han deixat bastant fora de forma - quan abans podia caminar 4 o 5 hores sense descansar, ara justet arribo a una hora (a més dels 5kg que he guanyat). Afegit a aixo està al fet que els metges m'han dit que si reforçi la musculatura de la cama, potser les molesties que noto no seràn tantes. Per tant, he fet allò que sempre sabia que no s'ha de fer. Comprar una maquina de fer exercicis. És ben conegut qua aquelles maquines s'usen el primer dia i despres es guarden a l'habitació de trastos .... però,en fi, he decidit posar una mica de disciplina en la vida. Crec que si marco objectius amb una data final - de fer-ho regularment durant un any, per exemple - encara puc fer-ho sabent que aixo no serà per a sempre. De moment, lo de "regular" varia entre 1 i 2 cops per setmana!
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So, as I was saying t'other day, I'm back to my usual fit and healthy self. Well, not quite. The months of inactivity, followed by months of little activity, have taken their toll. Apart from the extra 5kg of weight, I can no longer do a 5-hour walk without breaking into a sweat. Lucky if I manage one hour. On top of this problem, the doctors all insist that maybe strengthening the leg muscles will relieve the pain I often feel in my leg, maybe. So, I've gone out and done the one thing I know you should never do - buy an exercise machine. It's a well-known fact that they just get used once and then merely serve to collect dust, but I'm hoping my fame for self-discipline will come to the fore-front here. Surely, if I set a schedule and end-date, I'll stick to it, knowing that this torture will one day come to an end? So, I'm hoping to use it "virtually every day" for one year, then see where I'm at. This regularity has demonstrated itself as one or two goes a week so far....

4 comentaris:

  1. Last time I had a treadmill it used to be a good place to hang wet towels. I admire your discipline and goal-setting. One year is quite a long term goal.

    P.S. I hate reading about people who suddenly decide they are going to train for a marathon. And there was another blog where a couple decided to walk some pilgrim trail in Spain?? I feel positively slothful in the face of such people.

    ResponElimina
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    1. Naah, I' won't be doing anything like that ...however, I did do a decent sized long distance walk in England back in the 90s which I have promised to write up on the blog.
      Well, when I said a year, maybe Easter would do it -as long as I use it often. Not been on it since a week ago now; excuse being "I'm feeling under the weather"!

      Elimina
  2. Jo en tinc una (de màquina d'aquestes) que faig servir una setmana SI, un mes NO. I és que en el seu moment vaig veure el vídeo de la Olivia Newton-John i vaig veure clar el que passava si feies servir aquest tipus de maquinaria. No nomes canviava el cos, canviaven també els gustos (hahahaha)

    ResponElimina
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    1. Hola! Quant temps he passat sense venir al blog :( Gràcies pels comentaris com sempre, a veure si puc re-animar el blog una mica aquests dies. La maquina, ja sabia que no s'usen mai, pero crec que si em poso una data limit objectiu, puc fer alguna cosa.... ja veurem!
      Salut!

      Elimina