Cheers To Good Health
My weight has been slowly increasing along with my weekly running mileage … FFS
Same thing happened last year when I was marathon training … FFS
You just wanna eat all the things all the time … FFS
Your brain can no longer register the difference between ‘Im so bored’ hungry and ‘I really am hungry’ … FFS
Yes, it’s only a couple of kilos but when you’re as tall as a midget on growth hormones it’s really quite noticeable … FFS
Unfortunately after you’ve been running for awhile your body pays you back by not burning as many calories as it once did … FFS
So losing the 2 kilos of chocolate, wine, bacon and butter is fucking hard work … FFS
For this reason, I decided I needed to mix up my training a little because it looks a little like this ….
I tried a beginner’s CrossFit class and for a brief moment I almost talked myself into signing up … No FFS
I have an addictive nature and could see the pleasure in the WOD, intense training, lifting and cultish membership … No FFS
Then I remembered – I’m lazy … FFS
Some guy came running into the CrossFit garage with a weighted vest and did a headstand right in front of me … FFS
I wanted to shrink back and disappear into the wall … FFS
I have never was the acrobatic type … FFS
I attempted handstands as a kid and always ended up with a mouthful of grass and double gees … FFS
Although some might call my tipsy drunken dance moves acrobatic … No FFS
I looked around the Crossfit room and imagined what it would be like in the Wet Season with 98% humidity and dozens of hot and sweaty bodies and decided it wasn’t for me … No FFS
The instructor timed us doing sets of air squats and pushups for 2 minutes … FFS
My thoughts switched back to joining a gym. A lovely air-conditioned gym … No FFS
Whilst I searched online, my lovely friend Sue did all the actual running around and looked at them all … No FFS
Meanwhile, I could not lift my arms for 4 days from the 2 minutes of actual CrossFit I completed … FFS
We finally found one we liked and now I have zero excuses for not staying fit during the Wet Season … FFS
I have access to 2 gyms one of which has 24-hour access … No FFS
I’m often awake at 3am with chronic insomnia so I’m just going to get up and go to the gym … No FFS
Who the hell are we kidding here??
Anyway, we had to do a special safety induction at the 24-hour gym which lasted a whole 10 minutes … No FFS
Afterwards, we had to go drink wine for an hour or two … No FFS
I see this joining a gym plan working out brilliantly … No FFS
So freakin’ glad I paid for an upfront 12-month membership … No FFS
HB was not so happy about that part .. FFS
A few cross words were muttered … FFS
But like he always says ‘You can’t put a price on good health’!
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