Update:

Second trip to the gym today, although I couldn’t stay as long  - I had somewhere to be immediately afterwards. Probably saved me from overdoing it again.

It was good, though, and a visit to the steam room afterwards was VERY nice.

Plus? I’m under 12 stone for the first time in aaaaages.

The weightloss is a significant thing for me atm, motivating me to make the most of this free gym membership. Months of lying in bed being barely able to move has made me pile on the pounds. The resulting lack of income following from illness (and other things) means that I’m going to need to be applying for jobs soonish (assuming proofreading business doesn’t pick up). And that means fitting into my suit. Which was tight when I was 11.5 stone, let alone 12.

And there’s really no other choice. I can’t afford to buy a new one. So. Might as well make use of the opportunity that has come my way to exercise in a swanky gym.

The Poverty Diet seems to be helping, too. Less crisps less booze, less ice-cream, less everything.

I’d like to see me down to 11st 7lbs again by the end of October, but that may be rather ambitious Especially as my low energy is still here, if not quite as bad as it was.

Heroic pictures will return… when I’m less tired All The Time.

Update: GYM

So, a mate of mine won a month’s free membership at a gym. As he already had a gym membership, he gave it to me. Woo! My membership officially started on Wednesday, but I was only up for the induction, then I had to come home. Today was my first proper visit.

It’s a swanky gym. All of the running machines etc are hooked up to monitors that not only offer you programmes, monitor heart rate, tell you how much you’ve burned, etc., but they also let you watch TV or browse the Internet. I rather enjoyed being on a cross-trainer and watching rich people thinking about buying absurdly expensive houses.

I did, oh, so many things. Warm-up on a running machine. 10mins of a cycling machine, dumbbells, a variety of weights machines, including something for exercising my inner thigh. Not sure if I quite found the machine for training me to do Sarah Connor pull-ups, but I tried lots of things. Then onto a cross-trainer, more duumbbells, and then off to shower…

… before SWIMMING! Gentle swimming. None of this was meant to tax me overly - I’m still not well with the whole iron deficiency thing and the cold after cold that has made my body its home. But a nice, gentle swim after getting all sweaty was good. And then…

…ON TO THE STEAM ROOM.

The steam room was great. When I first went in no one was there, so I just lay down and zoned out. It was great. Then someone came in, so I sat up, but it’s surprisingly private even with other people when you can’t see each other for steam.

So, overall, great experience. I didn’t feel that tired coming out of it. But. Uh. About half an hour after I got home I essentially zonked out and didn’t wake up until 8:30pm. So, I think I may have overdone it after all.

Still, it feels good to have exercised. And to have sat in a steam room. That was great.

No picture this time because I am soooo tired. But I’ve got back ‘down’ to 12 stone over the last few weeks, and I hope that if I start feeling better and can go to the gym more for this free month, things will improve.

agentrozsolomon:

mutantlexi:

kronos-keeper:

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Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)

"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."

but women can’t be superheroes

I want to be her.

ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THIS SHIT. 

She is still the Wonder Woman I wanted.

Life goals AND wife goals.

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Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture. 

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This is just.. Super impressive.

this is like watching the training of a superhero

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I don’t know who you are, sir, but I hope it’s okay if I am objectifying the shit out of you.

HOT DAMN SON THE BOW ISN’T THE ONLY THING THAT’S TIGHT

yooooooooooooooo

I’m really bothered by his lack of arm guard.

You don’t need arm guard if you do it right
Whenever I shoot I shoot bare armed

I need to work out so i can wear those cool fucking boots. Why do only ladies get to rock out with some knee high leather riding boots? No fair fashion. No fair.

This post is important.

I normally only reblog these on the sideblog that nobody follows, but I thought this guy needed to be on my main blog as well.

You’re welcome  :)

Just so you know, I will probably keep reblogging this back and forth between my blogs forever <3

Thank you.

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SWEET JESUS O.O

Why don’t most superheroines look like this?

Because most comic books are drawn by men.

hardcore lady boner rn

I WANT TO LOOK LIKE THIS

Aspiration.

Sorry I’ve not posted to this blog much recently, I did go jogging a couple of weeks ago… and shortly afterwards I bacame sick and have been sick since.

I hate my body. But I still believe I can look awesome one day!

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