Friday, 22 August 2014

Word of the Week - Energised

Last night when I got home from work Sion was already in his gym kit and he said to me "You're not going to the gym tonight are you?" Without even thinking about it I said "Yes I am", I got changed and off we wnt to the gym for an hour.

Not a particularly ground breaking conversation, but telling all the same.

If Sion had asked me the same question two weeks ago, I would have thought for a second or two and said "No, not togiht, see you later" and watched him head to the gym by himself. This would be in spite of planning to go all week, but needing only the smallest of excuses not to go.

For some reason exercising has suddenly clicked with me. I enjoy it, I like pushing myself to go that little bit longer, go a little bit faster. I'm not going to lie, I can't really see any change appearance wise. I annoyingly seem to weigh exactly the same, but my clothes seem just that little bit looser. I'm walking that little bit taller. My knees don't pop as I walk up the stairs, I feel stronger.

My using energy at the gym I seem to have more energy to use.

This weekend I want to clear the garden, cut the hedges, file away 6 months of paperwork. I'm looking forward to cooking for my friends and family, fitting in a trip or two to the gym.

Most of all I'm looking forward to spending the weekend energised, rather than slumping on the sofa lethargically.

I've not yet got the body of an Olympic athlete, but I've at least turned a corner.

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  1. Wow, what a wonderful way to feel and a great word of the week. Long may that continue! x #WotW

  2. Would give a lot just so I can go to the gym again! Well done you =) #wotw

  3. Great word, and go you! I recall a time, sadly a fair while ago now, where I loved going to the gym and went several times a week, too. Now I just chase round after 2 small ones to keep me fit! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  4. Great that you're feeling energised. As you say, sometimes doing more gives you more energy! It's not always about appearances either - even if you can't see any changes on the outside, everything inside will be better as a result! Well done and keep it up :) #PoCoLo

  5. I wish I had your energy! Great word x

  6. Feeling energised is a lovely feeling. Means you can move mountains. Apparently muscle weighs more than fat so important to bear that in mind. Well done - won't be heading to a gym myself but impressed that you do