Perhaps a bit more info on my exercise challenge might be in order...
The swimming one:
I haven't swum since the triathlon in February - and there was no actual swimming then, either. I know this is great exercise, but I'm not very good at it. So, time I improved!
It does mean I need to buy a new bathing suit though - the last one was bought for 90s' Sue, not 70s' Sue. So I dropped it in the charity pile on Sunday.
While still on a wave of enthusiasm, yesterday I went shopping for a new one. I think you've all realised Wellington is in the middle of a cold spell (if you haven't realised, you haven't been reading - I moan about it all the time!).
When it's 8 degrees with a windchill factor of 5, bathing suit shopping does seem a bit odd. The main problem was, even in the warm shop, I was still cold. And then I basically had to strip naked to try these damn things on! There was something about the sight of all the squishy white flesh that looked like a recently plucked chook. I just couldn't get into the swing of it.
Of course all that means is that I just have to go shopping again.
The new machines at the gym one:
I use very few of the machines and do lots of exercises using weights and the Swiss ball. Time I expanded my repertoire, so I'll experiment on weekend mornings when the gym is quiet.
The finding a new form of exercise one:
I don't currently do any sort of group exercise. It's a bit like the last frontier of my comfort zone. I have no issues with exercising in public. But I do have the commonly-shared morbid fear of making a dick of myself in public.
However, I guess if I do make a public penis of myself, I can just call into play my talent for laughing uproariously at myself!
As I'm investing in a new bathing suit, I might try the aqua class at the pools that's based on kickboxing.