I've been really apprehensive about starting more exercise, have had some increased dizziness in the last week or so and was allowing my anxieties to creep in again (I live alone in the week and get a bit nervous about stuff like passing out and banging my head and my cats eating me!! lol!). I bought a ******* a couple of weeks ago for 3 months membership at a ladies only gym locally, so no reason not to go - no sweaty staring men, not far to travel, not too expensive, not a very long commitment... had my induction planned in for last night, and up to an hour before I just was not going!
I did go though, and I'm really pleased I did. It wasn't so much an induction as a personal training session, I was lead round a full circuit workout by a trainer, being shown what to do, but was expected to do it! The gym was great - one thing I didn't reckon on, was that without sweaty staring men, there were also no gym bunnies, most likely cause there were no sweaty staring men!! It was full of middle aged overweight women so I fitted right in, and it felt very comfortable.
And most of all - I didn't feel faint, I didn't keel over, I didn't feel ill. I felt energised and will be going back very soon. And I'm someone who would have rather done an hours detention at school for getting caught not following the cross country route and having a half hour sit down instead