Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Resolutions

I have just returned from my weekly Pilates lesson. I am feeling pretty virtuous. On Friday I had an excursion during which I ran an errand to the bank for Eldest, purchased Seville oranges for marmalade from the farm shop (while resisting the temptation to pop into the cafĂ© for a latte) and swam 30 lengths in the local pool. I’ve also been working harder than usual to eat my five a day.

Those of you who know me will be staggered to hear I even went for a run a couple of weeks ago and ‘hoped’ to go again yesterday. (In fact we walked as he’s hurt his knee: phew!) I accompanied Husband who could also do with the exercise. I went for a run once before, about 10 years ago, and strained a calf muscle as I apparently had the wrong sort of trainers. It put me off, though I did get some proper footwear. Oddly they don’t improve your fitness unless you go running in them! Since Husband’s at his most unfit since I’ve known him, now is the moment to join him: I just about kept up with him and he seemed to enjoy beasting me and felt better for being at least fitter than I am!


Perhaps if I tell the blogosphere that I’ve given up my sedentary ways it’ll be true?

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I've tried that. It doesn't work! Still, at least you're talking about it. That's a start. :)

If you want to be kind to your joints, get a mini trampoline. You can even watch 'Midsomer Murders' as you bounce!

Fran said...

Please don't talk about exercising in this virtuous manner. It makes the rest of us feel bad.

I'm Crayon said...

We're listening! Hope that helps! I live with a family of running nuts-they must be exercised like Border Collies or they're impossible to live with.

projectforty said...

I'm with you in spirit - if not in activity! I've gone back to zumba - hilarious at 9.30am on a Monday morning. Worth it for the exercise I do laughing!

hausfrau said...

Thank-you all for your support. Sarah, I read your report of the trampoline with interest - not to say amusement - but failed to imagine myself into the bouncing with any conviction. Also I fear there wouldn't be room, or height, in my sitting room.
I feel I shall be able to blame Husband if I don't run, and I pay in advance for the Pilates and am too mean not to turn up as a result, but the swimming... I hate having to get undressed and I shall have to find a specific slot so's I've no excuse...

Wylye Girl said...

No one told me you were actually menat to use the trainer! That's where I'm going wrong!

diney said...

Yes - a great idea to tell folk that you are doing it, then you will feel a little pressure to continue? (in theory!). I love pilates, and also do a Zumba style dance class once a week, which leaves me feeling on a high for a couple of days after. And stiff. Very stiff!