Healthy Mind; Healthy Body; Healthy Business

OUCH!

As part of my drive to build a sustainable, successful business online, I am trying to become healthier and fitter. The healthy business side of things is being taken car of in the form of “The Quick Start Challenge 3.0”. As part of this course I also gained access to Craig Crawford’s “Personal Reinforcement”, which is helping to take care of the ‘mindset’.

So I joined a gym.

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I’m a relatively fit person for my age (54), or at least I thought I was. I have a road bike I use on a regular basis, and a 25-40 mile ride is commonplace. I thought I just needed to ‘tone up’ a little.

So I attended the induction on Friday, fully expecting to be shown the machines, and then be left to ‘play’ with them; get to know them a bit better. But NO! The instructor showed me the machines, and then put me through a full hour of workouts on them. He watched everything I did closely, and formulated a workout programme for me. He told me that I need to keep to the programme for the first two weeks, to build up some stamina.
Well, the weekend wasn’t too bad, just a few niggling little pains in the abs, as I haven’t done many sit-ups or crunches in the past 15 or so years 😉 So I headed back for my second session today.

Like the opening sentence says – “OUCH”

I am hurting everywhere.
I know it will settle down again, and my muscles will get used to this and won’t hurt when I work out, but it sure as hell hurts now.

We shall see what the coming weeks bring, and I hope it’s less pain 🙂

6 thoughts on “Healthy Mind; Healthy Body; Healthy Business

  1. Hey there Keith,

    I myself just started back at the gym a couple of weeks ago, and I always feel the ouchness the following day, depending on the workout.

    Just keep at it for a full 12 weeks minimum and you will see resutls!

    Carlos

  2. C’est La Vie Keith – C’est La Vie – Ouch-Ouch-Ouch!!!!
    Enjoy that pain while you can, and long may you be able to!
    My last real sporting effort was The Great North Run in 2000, about 40,000 of us on the day – marvellous experience (and I didn’t even have the physique for running – I was a Discus Thrower).
    I was 55 at the time, but now at 70, after a few minor accidents, I’ve lost the abilty to get out and walk for miles over the moors or through the woods. I can hardly manage to take 2 of my youngest grandsons to the Playpark or the river bank. It’s a major blow for me, I loved outdoor activity.
    Make the most of good honest exercise recovery pain, it’s a reminder that you can still do it Keith! Haha.

    1. Ah, it’ll only hurt for a short while, until my muscles get used to the hard work again 🙂
      Another 2-3 sessions and I’ll be back at it like a pro!

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