Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Wednesday Challenge 012220
This week is a new hobby.
My new hobby is working out.
I've belonged to a work-out gym that only had exercise equipment. It was cheap, but after a few months it got boring and I'd stop. Stuck with paying for a membership for year.
Recently a fancier one opened up close by. There are a number of these places in town (I'm not advertising for them). The problem is you can't find a parking space.
I've reached a weight that I'm not comfortable with and it is affecting my health. So wife and I joined this one, it has plenty of parking as it's new and not part of shopping center.
It has a wider range of equipment in newer models, free trainers, and group sessions. It has the one requirement that makes it worth the money. A pool. Wife and I enjoy the aqua workouts every Tuesday and Thursday. Those noodles and swim bar bells really give you a workout without stressing out my back.
After a week I've lost five pounds, and went out to buy a Fitbit to sync up with the gym's machines. Damn this is getting expensive and complicated.
I'm counting on a healthier me being able to get my diabetes under control without insulin as that is what's made me gain so much weight the last two years.
I really enjoy when working out on the bicycle and other machines listening to books on tape. Kind of killing two birds with one stone.
Another part of this is portion control. Wife has been nagging me for some time about this. With working out I know the appetite usually defeats any progress. It's not easy trying to eat half of what I'd normally consume and it's really hard to fight the munchies in the evening. I'm hoping my willpower will hold up. but damn every time I pass by a donut shop does my mouth water.