I’ve never thought of myself as a gym girl, not really.
I don’t go for machines or weights and have hardly sent foot into the ‘gym’ area even though I’ve
had a gym membership for some time. I had some group fitness classes
experience prior to having my children, but then really got hooked onto Body
Balance as a way of getting back into some gentle exercise after the birth of
my third daughter, some eight years ago. This has led me to get into Barre
classes, some HIT workouts, but much more into yoga workouts. This year
I’ve had to rely less on the motivation (and routine) from others (with gyms
closed much of the year 😦 and more on myself. I’ve done workouts from
apps and livestreams in the lounge-room, but it is just not as fun!
And it has shown how much more challenging it is to do when there is no
one around encouraging you or doing the workout with you. It reminds me
of the importance of having support crew around you so they can cheer you
on when motivation is low!
More recently I’ve gotten into bike riding with my family, which I’m really
enjoying. This morning on our ride, as it happens, my daughter wanted to
show her expertise by doing some chin ups on the bars along the riverfront!
And although I try to do these on our monkey bars at home occasionally, as
as this photo shows you, I could probably begin to do some arm strength
work as I’ve got a long way to go before I can successfully do these! (and
you’re welcome for the laugh!)
I love the outdoors and exercising outdoors, but I can’t wait until I can
resume my group fitness classes again. But for now, I’m going to try and
mix it up with all kinds of exercise a much as I can.