Drip, drip…

That would be me sweating, not the roof leaking. Well, I think that’s what it is, anyway. It is a bit warm, and I’ve just been exercising again, having been galvanised[1] by this morning’s weight fluctuation[2]. I’m sure you want to know the details, so here they are:

  1. 10 minutes on the rowing machine. This felt a bit easier than it did a week ago, so it’s probably time to increase the resistance a bit. Then I’ll start increasing the time, gradually getting back to the 20 minutes I used to do. This is important, as I’m quite sure this is the most effective of the things I do in increasing general fitness and burning flab.
  2. A Bullworker set. Need to get some muscle development going…
  3. 10km, yes a whole 10km on the exercise bike, which is back to what I was doing previously

I’m aiming to stay with exercising three or four nights a week, and gradually increase the amount and intensity of the work. All being well, this should start reducing my weight a wee bit before too long.

[1] Note: this is a figure of speech. I have not actually been coated with zinc
[2] Yesterday’s low figure must have been one of those anomaly thingies

4 thoughts on “Drip, drip…

  1. Andy

    Rowing machine… Good idea, I need something to help lose weight – does a rowing machine help? A decent one does seem slightly pricey though…

  2. Les Post author

    Yeah, they’re good – you get a decent workout of most muscle groups and a serious cardiovascular job. Nothing like it for getting your heart rate up. You burn calories while you’re doing it, and the improved metabolic rate means your body keeps burning more the rest of the time, too. Mine’s a pretty basic one, which I think cost about £200 a couple of years ago. Not as robust or as flexible as real gym equipment, but good enough to make a start. Can be a bit loud, though.

  3. Andy

    mmmmmmmm given the choice between a rowing machine, or saving up for a laptop….I’m thinking its a laptop and a trip to argos for some random “fitness” equipment, maybe some weights to start with…

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