I had another game of squash planned for today, but the guy I was to play didn’t recall that we’d made a pact to do such… and he’d already settled into a couple of beverages and so it would have been a little unfair to do it to him.

So instead, I troddled on down to the gym in my building complex. It’s not too bad, a rowing machine would really spruce the place up, but beggars can’t be choosers. I only did another short workout, 13 minutes on a stepping type machine (i don’t know the name of one machine from another… it wasn’t actually steps, but more like a “cyclic walker”???) and 10 minutes on an electronic bicycle.

I have to admit, these cycles aren’t too bad, almost as good as the rower, but it’s not… The rowing machine is my favourite. The cycle machines hurt your butt! Maybe that’s only a problem if you have a big butt, or something.

I did a little over 20 minutes, but I was sweating profusely today. The place isn’t too greatly ventilated, and the sweat was literally dripping of me (I mean, how else does it come off you?). I went back up to my place for a shower and fell asleep instead.

I was woken by a friend that reminded me we were having dinner tonight at “Taylors On Central”. I had steak (and chips)… tisk tisk… And two glasses of soda water. So upon coming home I donned the workout gear and back to the gym. Only another 20 minutes, pretty much the same routine.

But then I did something I have NEVER done before, or at least it feels that way… I WENT FOR A SWIM!

I only did half a dozen laps, but that’s half a dozen more than I have done in the last 10 years. I HATE swimming, but recognise it is an exercise that is low impact, so I should try and get into it. I don’t see it myself, but we can only wait and see.

Weight wise, I started this phase on Sunday 6th April 2008 at 95.6kg. This morning I weighed in at 94.8kg. almost 1 kg in 3 days. Tonights meal is not going to help matters too much, but we can’t eat healthy ALL the time.

We have to be realistic. :-)

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