March 03, 2011
..........I’m joining the gym!
A bit of background:
Around 5-6 months ago I joined a football (soccer) team and it was good to get back into regular exercise, not to mention meet a few new people. I’ve had problems with injuries in the past (repeat dislocation of my left shoulder, and ruptured anteria crutiate in my right leg), and have had operations on both over the years. But when I got back into football, everything seemed ok. Until a training session in September when the knee gave way again.
It wasn’t the crutiate this time, I was told at the hospital that it seems to be a ligament in the side of the knee. I was just turning 29 years old at this point, and took the game back up predominantly for fun, exercise, to an average local standard. My knee be was always going a weakness now, I guess I could have another operation but I figured it’s just not worth it. If was 18, perhaps. So I quit football. Nearly 6 months later after this decision I basically didn’t do an ounce of exercise. I’ve found myself getting extremely unmotivated in absolutely every area of my life, and this week I thought I need to do something before I turn into Jabba the Hut and appear on some ‘amazing stories’ show on tv. So I decided to check out a gym that basically I pass on the way home after work.
Wow. This gym is the absolute nuts. It turns out I randomly picked the most expensive gym in the city to check out. But it is so sexy. It’s got more gym/weights/other equipment than i’ve ever seen in a gym, a beautiful swimming pool, sauna, steam room, music blasting out from the room with ‘spinning’ classes, and basically all round amazing facilities. Its expensive, yes. But I had such a buzz in that place, and I know that once I get into it, i’ll sleep better, i’ll probably play poker better, i’ll go to work with a spring in my step/hungry for the day ahead (like I used to when I was hitting the gym), and I’ll basically and more importantly be happier in myself and feel like i’m achieving something.
So I get my induction Saturday. Here’s to getting fit.