I did my first full circuit at the gym today. Oh my God, I am soooo unfit! I got there about 12.45 pm, which is a good time to go because there is hardly anyone there. That's good for two reasons...I don't have to wait to use a piece of equipment and there's no-one there to see me figuring out what I have to do next and peering short-sightedly at my chart. Before you ask why I don't wear my glasses...it's because when I get all hot and sweaty they slide down my nose and annoy the hell out of me.
Anyway, back to the gym. I did my warm ups and decided I would hop on the stationary bike for 10 minutes. According to my chart, I'm to do 20 to 30 minutes cardiovascular each day. Good, half-hour-walking with Jane and Jacqui count towards that.
The stationary bike was easy-peasy so I referred to my chart...ah yes, leg press, three sets of 10 or 12 presses. Hmmm, not too bad once I got on the thing Ok, onto the cross-trainer...oh dear, this was hard. Here was I peddling furiously,or so I thought,and it kept flashing at me "Not peddling fast enough" every time I slowed slightly. I was really glad when that 10 minutes was up. I do not need machines talking to me. On to the chest press. Yep, okay not too bad. Next...seated rowing machine. By the time I squished my stomach bending forward to strap my feet in, I was exhausted. Then came the rowing. I could hardly do five minutes...that was sadistic torture. I gave up when I could feel my chest getting tight and nausea coming on. After that it was triceps curl, ball squats and abs. Pretty cruisy compared with the rower.
I was really looking forward to doing a few laps of the pool. Hah, don't make me laugh...all I could manage was half a lap of breast stroke and I was exhausted. So I faffed around and made out like I was trying myself on various strokes, got out, dressed, went home, showered and collapsed in a heap.
I was wondering what I had let myself in for...but then I had a good talk to myself, saying I'm 62, not 22 or even 42, so it's going to be harder. Soooo...tomorrow I will be doing the whole tortuous circuit again...I must be insane. Keep telling me this is good for me...puhleeeez!