I don't seem to have done any exercise for ages, It is a bit like my diet which I have written about previously, it seems to take a back seat in the winter.
That's a shame because I do seem to remember how good it makes me feel, there is a definite natural high when all those endorphins get released and it really feels great.
I wish someone would just explain that to my 'get up and go' though, I struggle to motivate myself on these dark evenings and I do need a massive kick up the backside.
I have a had a burst at Zumba and do love it. I get a bit lost in a class as I'm always the one going in the opposite to everyone else. I am quite brave in that I will go to a class by myself and hope someone takes pity on the new person and have patience with the lack of co ordination and an overdose on perspiration and exhaustion just 2 minutes into the class. If I kept on going regularly I'd get fit wouldn't I? I would eventually gain the experience to find the right direction, puff and pant in all the right places preventing myself hyperventilating and actually look like Jane Fonda or Jamie Lee Curtis in the film 'Perfect'.
It's finding the right kind of exercise to do as well, there are so many different ways to get fit now, at one time it was aerobics and that was it! We are now blessed with Konga, Burn, Jagua (no not a new make of car), Bounce, Pound, Boxercise, Bokwa, Pilates and someone finally realised that a night out clubbing made you hot and sweaty, complete with glowsticks you can 'Clubercise'......brilliant idea and proving very popular. Probably a bit cheaper and healthier for you than the mortgage you needed to enter a nightclub, down twenty pints and the only reason you found yourself on the dance floor was because your legs had turned to jelly or you were trying to impress someone with, what you thought was a cool performance of the Macarena or twisting ya melons with the Happy Mondays. That may have included a glow stick and a whistle but no recollection of where you had been the morning after and why your whole body was in agony. See that's it, you ached after clubbing because you'd actually been working out and not realised, so drop the booze, organise a great routine, download some up to date tunes and you've got a fitness class!
I can't decide whether I want to do top sweatiness or if I'd like to get bendy at Yoga, might come in handy one day, I mean I may want to join a circus one day (you thought I meant the bedroom). I don't think I've got the millions you need for the gym and I don't think they just do a summer pass for me, the hibernator. I wouldn't be a very good Olympian would I? Sorry coach can only do summer training!!
I realised a long time ago I was no Olympian really, I kind of got the idea when every time school sports day came round. They didn't really do a category in kissing and putting make up on. The early days were better with the egg and spoon race and parent races where you could see that the lack of interest in sport wasn't because you were lazy but it was actually in your genes.
I do remember throwing a great javelin in secondary school though, I threw it in the trials as a teenage 'well that will do' throw and ended up with the top distance so therefore I had to take part......I was trying to get out of it not be good at it, maybe a missed a vocation there and a gold medal somewhere a long the way.
I'll find my fitness mojo soon I'm sure, it's becoming lighter at night and I could actually come out of hibernation now. If you are in the Derby area I can recommend 24 Fit Derby, there are so many classes to choose from and you can grab a free taster too. The instructors are very nice and friendly and you can find details at www.24fitderby.co .uk and on Facebook too.
If you see me there just keep throwing water and sugar free snacks at me, I'll be ok.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.