When I was living in Grande Prairie, Canada, my friend Connie and I went to the ladies gym called “Curves”. It was a type of circuit training, where you worked on one machine for a bit, then jogged, and then moved onto the next machine in the circle. Now, I’m really NOT a gym person – I would rather do almost anything rather than work out, especially in a sweaty room with loud music blaring. But the music there wasn’t so bad, and Connie and I kept each other going. I really miss her and having someone to make me work out.
David has been going to the Elixia gym since we moved to Norway, and he encouraged me to join as well……… uh-uh, it just isn’t going to happen. If they had a sauna or pool, maybe.
When we moved to the house in Sandnes, I discovered a wonderful alternative. Outside, not far from my door step, and no membership fee. So, for almost 2 months, I’ve been walking by the Trimparken, looking at it as I went by, and even stopping to check out the sign. But I can’t do it with Snoopy, can I? And if he’s not with me, I always seem to be on a mission. My husband set me straight on that – it won’t hurt Snoopy to be tied up and wait a few minutes for me. OK – point taken.
So this morning, I had a better look at the set up. The first machine really had me baffled….. it’s called a Taiji Push. I followed the printed directions (in English, would you believe), but it just didn’t seem right, so I checked the rest out, and came home to look it up. Turns out, it simulates an exercise in Tai Chi, and is very good for the lower joints – something I’m having a bit of a hard time with in this colder weather.
So, here is my plan….. I will try to work out in the Trimparken at least three times a week – although I won’t promise if it is pouring rain. Lets see if I can put my actions where my words are, and benefit from the thoughtfulness of the park planners in Sandnes. This country is amazingly in tune with exercise and healthy living – guess I need to join in.
Wish me luck!