I haven't set a foot inside a gym since a failed attempt to get my health regime kick-started circa 2011 and I'm not ashamed to say it. The monotony of going from machine to machine, doing 15 reps a piece bored me to tears and even the constant blare of MTV music in the background did little to inspire me.
So here I am a full two years later attempting to convince myself that the 40 minutes I spend to-ing and fro-ing to the train station and back each day can be constituted as power walking... although I daren't invest in a pedometer for fear that I am not hitting the calorie-burning optimum of 10,000 steps or more a day.
But while I haven't been afraid to wave the white flag when it comes to any hopes of me becoming a gym bunny, it seems that others aren't so ready to give up their gym junkie images despite the fact that their workouts could better be described as work flouts.
By Dale.LovellGuest Blogger
at 6:29PM, a year ago |
Health and Beauty
Happy New Year fellow Savoo-ers! Everyone feeling fresh? Nope, me neither: the first few days back at work following two weeks of late night shindigs and subsequent lie-ins are never pleasant. But hey, it's a brand new year which means it's time to kick start your New Year's resolutions. Does yours fall under the 'most popular' category (according to research by GoCompare)?
By Jenny MacLeanGuest Blogger
at 9:00AM, a year ago |
Christmas and New Year
I don't know about you but every year I make the same old resolutions just worded differently. For example, last year I decided I was going to take up jogging, the year before - join a gym, before that - walk the dogs twice a day. Well, you get the idea, I know I need to get more exercise but I never stick to any resolutions because they're all far too rigid to fit into the life of a full-time working mother of five. So this year, I'm keeping it simple. I have one resolution which, when adhered to, will dramatically improve my life - this year my one resolution is 'I will improve'.
A single man in London who likes to spend, but who likes to save even
A long, long time ago in a land not so far away it used to
be the case that I could eat and drink whatever I wanted and maintain a body
that was more Johnny Depp than Johnny Vegas.But, as the years go by and the metabolism slowly grinds to a halt, there
comes a time in a man's life when he has to face the facts – notably, if
something isn't done soon I'll be rejected from internal flights in the
USA (if you know what I mean).
The cold, harsh fact that I'm cultivating a beer keg is
accentuated by summer and the layers of clothes that conceal any excesses are
no longer available to wear.I know the
weather's not been great recently but it's not cold and, fingers crossed, the
UK summer will start sooner rather than later which means exposing one's self
to the rest of London and, more importantly, London's female population.
Now that the long awaited release of StarCraft II has come and gone, you're probably going to need something else to occupy your time. Assuming you've managed to work your way through the single player campaign (and, in our opinion, the terrible voice acting /writing) already, anyway. So with the release of Halo: Reach still over a month away, how are you going to kill that time?
at 11:45AM, 4 years ago |