The hardest thing about exercise is getting up off the couch and out through the door to go.
That’s the situation I face most mornings. After many late but enjoyable nights across the borough, the early mornings can leave me feeling tired and de-motivated.
Nonetheless, I know how good it will feel after one of my three weekly early morning visits to the gym and the feeling of “almost” guilt if I don’t go. The gym gives you a spring in your step the rest of the day just what I need for a very busy Mayoral schedule.
Three weeks into the eight-week programme I can already see the benefits, not only the physiological aspect but I’ve lost over a stone. I have to say the staff at Waves are excellent.
Its been a great few weeks. I’ve found myself wanting to get more involved in activities, only last week at the Brownlow festival despite the rain I helped out the festivals committee “boat team” in a dragon boat race at the Watersports centre against the PSNI, something I would never have dreamed of doing even a short time ago. We also had the junior Sports awards where the young local sporting talent was showcased. I even offered the special guest NI manager Michael O’Neill my services as a replacement for Chris Brunt.
I thought trips to the gym would get easier, but if it wasn’t a chore it probably wouldn’t be a benefit so am beginning to push myself harder. So all in all three weeks in I’m feeling so much better in every way.