This week has certainly been one of ‘those’ weeks and it doesn’t look likely to calm down any time soon!
In the past 7 days I have visited Chester Zoo courtesy of Matalan, travelled into Manchester to review the fantastic Red Hot World Buffet and joined the gym, this includes normal work, sorting Liv out and household duties. Ah, I may have forgotten to mention that my parents are still here, so any chance to relax in my own home has been long forgotten.
Woooooohhhhh… rewind… did you notice I stated I had joined the gym? A gym? Normally the only ‘Jim/Gym’ that would come up in conversation is Beth’s Hubby, however yes, you read correctly I joined the gym with the lovely Heather and we have already been several times this week and taken our children swimming. I can only hope Heather’s arms and shoulders are aching as much as mine at the moment, though I am definitely looking forward to the new week and further visits to the gym. The eye candy is enough to get me to sign up alone, let alone actually go on anything…!
Needing to work on my hips and arse that seemingly do not want to play ball and disappear, I have been concentrating on cardio work – 30 mins fast walk (for my long legs) spent on the treadmill at a decent incline, time on the bikes along with the elliptical trainer – after that it’s all about the weights baby! Though on the last trip to the gym I did have a 5 minute giggle on the power plate. My entire body was jiggling away which Heather thought was highly amusing… you laugh away love, surely it can only be a good thing!
After a quick chat with the PT on the way out he suggested it is good for toning so we have decided to use it before and after our workouts… if we can survive without collapsing with giggle fits! Though still… bring on the weight loss!
If you have any hints or tips on how to tackle the middle region (bums, thighs and hips) please let me know. No matter what I try nothing seems to be shifting that region 🙁