Well the last 3 weeks have gone fast – can’t believe that today’s is the last session.
Neil asked me if I feel any different than before I started. There are 2 things:
1. I feel ‘better’ – the workouts give me enormous highs as well as showing me that I’m not totally decrepit and that I can still do things, so I feel better physically, as well as feeling better in myself.
2. The biggest difference is that I’ve remembered all the things I used to do – and the great time I had doing them all…
What I’ve learned over the past 3 weeks:
1. planning is key with food. If I don’t get my meals organised – especially lunch – the outcome’s unlikely to be positive
2. planning involves effort and action, rather than thinking vague but well-meaning thoughts and hoping for the best
3. things change/not everyone does things the same way. Years ago, I used to have a PT session once a week at Fitness First but dreaded it because it was always the same exercises – it worked but it wasn’t much fun. I’ve looked forward to all these sessions because I never know what I’m going to be doing.
4. exercise gives back more than you put in – I get it now, the harder the effort, the better you feel
5. I like doing weights. And push ups. Weird.
6. I got home yesterday feeling really fed up with life, the universe and everything but realised that when I used to cycle home, I never felt miserable by the time I got there – it was exercised away. Tomorrow, I’m getting off the ferry a stop early and cycling the last bit.
So, I’ve signed up for the full 3 month course which ends the week before I leave for Italy.