Wednesday, November 08, 2006
My Return To The Gym
Of late I could feel my body weight has been increasing. I guess it must have been the nightly favourite wan tan mee that hubby dear has been buying for me to enjoy. The result: a fatter and gigantic me and I could feel all my clothes getting tighter every day! Surprisingly when I got home from work this evening, a certain force made me changed into my workout attire. Clad in my sports long pants and tee shirt, I put on my cross trainer shoes and headed towards the gym downstairs. Having been absent from the gym for a long period of time, I slowly climbed onto the elliptical trainer and selected the "Weight Loss" programme on the machine. Due to my knees problems, the elliptical motion minimizes impact to my joints and lower back while exercising the muscles of my lower body -the key to effective aerobic exercise. The first few strides on the pedals were torturing and I started panting. I kept telling myself to endure for the next 30 minutes. Tiring but gradually, I got the momentum and was enjoying myself striding to and fro on the elliptical trainer listening to my favourite raido station Class 95 playing most of favourite songs. When I finally completed the whole 30 minutes of the "Weight Loss" programme with perspirations trinkling down my face, I smiled to myself and felt a sense of achievement. I do hope I can continue to be faithfully going to the gym every day to shed those unwanted fats away! Hmmmmmm. but I doubt with festive seasons like Christmas, The New Year and Chinese New Year just round the conner and all the great feastings, there goes my exercise regime down the drain again! Sigh...... the greedy me!