Today, like me, millions of people will return to work following the Christmas and New Year break. Again, like me, millions (or at least 100’s of thousands), will make a visit to the gym either on the way to or from work. However, If you think there is a note of sarcasm in the title of this article you may well be right; I have no short-term New Year resolution to make-up for an over-indulgence at Christmas (because I didn’t over-indulge) or a need to turn-around from a couch potato (which I’m not) into an exercise freak. Anyone who knows me or follows my blogging, FaceBook or Twitter will know that I don’t need a New Year (or anything else for that matter) to motivate me to get outside and pound the streets (not even Janathon).
What I am doing (and this is new) is to get to the gym to get some strength exercises in as advised by my physio.
It’s so tempting to just go out for a run every day, but there lies ruin. If I’m to get to London in a fit state, I need to avoid injuries as a pre-requisite to getting the miles in. So my excercise of the day was to do some sensible strength-building work (see links below) and do 10 or-so lengths of swimming, which is such a brilliant work-out while avoiding pressure on those joints.
Helpful exercise videos: