Thursday, February 1, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Last night I returned to the gym for the first time in about eight weeks.
Prior to this, I would aim to do some kind of fitness three times a week, often running with my crazy puppy during the cooler months.
Over the festive season, however, I switched to a ‘no rules’ diet and lifestyle - I could eat what I liked and be as lazy as I liked!
And while it was fantastic to make a pig of myself with chocolate croissants, endless rounds of shortbread and other Christmas goodies, I knew the journey back from this euphoric existence would be long and arduous.
By the end of my holiday, I was getting puffed chasing my son around and I knew it was time to rediscover fitness.
Yesterday, however, the idea of returning to the gym filled me with dread - but I did it!
And while I was at the gym, a friend I hadn’t seen for a while text me and told me she had just joined the same gym – “Great!” I laughingly replied, “See you at 6am the tomorrow morning.”
Within seconds, however, I was called to account when she responded with a yes – let’s do a boxing class! – gulp! What had I just signed up for?!
This morning, true to my word, I headed back to the gym and met my new gym buddy.
I took my first boxing fitness class, and it was absolutely fantastic! I will definitely go back!
In retrospect I now realise I’ve been flying solo in my fitness journey for quite some time and, I have to confess, it’s been a bit lonely.
Working out in a group and enjoying a bit of banter with a good mate was so much better than slogging it out alone.
The upcoming Whitsunday Sports Expo, which is due to take place at the Whitsunday Sportspark this Saturday, is a wonderful example of how our fitness journey is much more rewarding when shared.
I can’t wait to see what sports are on offer this year – hopefully I’ll see you down there!
Quote of the Week: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” (Wayne Gretzky)