Stephen is enthusiastic and, when he turns up, he works hard. However, truancy is an issue and he lacks focus and concentration. D+ – Could do better”
If Glasgow Club were to issue a #letsmoveforabetterworld report card to its participants, this is how mine might read.
For while I have made regular appearances at Glasgow Club Bellahouston, there have been a few problems that have resulted in me not being a Star Pupil…..so far.
Unfortunately, I had not registered properly for the Challenge and my first few workouts were not recorded on the Mywellness app.
The frequency of my visits has also been curtailed by unexpected but significant events at home and elsewhere. I have the most amazing and talented girlfriend and I long ago accepted that the nature of her profession meant that child care would largely be my responsibility. It also means that there are occasions when she does not work “normal” hours.
Recent events have not completely prevented me from going to the gym, but when I could attend, I have been arriving not long before closing and this has meant that my contribution to the Challenge total has been reduced.
I also been suffering from Man Flu! And we all know how debilitating that can be!
I know, excuses, excuses.
I have however lacked energy and motivation and I have ached all over and not with well earned Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) aches.
While this did impact on my attendance and efforts, taking part in the #letsmoveforabetterworld challenge has meant that I have been more mindful of my eating and during this bout of Man Flu , I did not gain any additional weight (which is the norm for me when I am run down and medicate with junk food)
In fact, over the last two weeks, I have lost 4lbs (hence the D+) . Here is to small victories and given my struggles over rte past year, this is a huge boost for me, both for my physical and mental wellbeing. I am 13lbs lighter than I was at Christmas and while I have a long way to go, I am feeling more confident and happier again
Although I have not been completely happy with the actual Technogym equipment which has made the challenge slightly frustrating at times.
Some of the connected Technogym equipment at Bellahouston has not been registering my MOVES and some have not been connected. There could be an element of user error (quite probable) but whatever the cause, the result has been missed MOVES.
I do not want to be too harsh, as I do actually love training on the Technogym equipment and call me sad, but little things like the range of motion tracker make undertaking sets on them so simple and hopefully more productive (and yes, quite addictive).
Although it has taken me up until tonight now to really make my mark on the Challenge , I am really enjoying it and I am finally undertaking some leg strengthening routines
My original target was 10,000 MOVES and with my current total above and only 6 days remaining in this final week, I am now making 6000 MOVES my goal.
This means another four 1000+ visits and there is so much to play for and fun to be had.
Let’s Go #TeamBella
Each day, participating Glasgow Club gyms have special offers and challenges and this Tuesday at Bellahouston, 1,000 MOVES will earn you one of these #letsmoveforabetterworld tshirts, as modelled by me.
While on both Monday and Friday, it is bring a friend to workout day and I am inviting you to join me at Bellahouston for a free #letsmoveforabetter world session.
It does say “Bring A friend” but if you are reading this Glasgow Club, can I bring more than one (if I can find them, that is. #billynaemates)?
Together, we can help #TeamBella climb the rankings and together, we can move for a better world. Just comment below if you fancy joining me on Monday evening or sometime on Friday.