03 October 2016
This time last year I was a regular gym-goer. Fast forward to this year and I'm only just working out how I exercise in a new city. Here's where I'm at:
I don't belong to a gym.
Towards the end of our time in Wagga Wagga, I was finding my gym routine monotonous and I didn't fit into the gym culture either. When we moved I checked out the gyms near our apartment but I didn't find anything I loved. Plus we live right by the lake, which has plenty of walking and cycling tracks. That said next year I'll join a gym for the colder months - because it was so hard to keep moving and stay well over winter.
My goal is to cycle to work three days a week.
It's a 30-35 minute ride each way and the return trip is just shy of 20km. When I'm organised and ride, I find myself solving problems and coming up with ideas en route. It also clears my head on the way home - something driving in a city doesn't do!
I've found a new yoga teacher - yay!
I was really attached to my teacher in Wagga Wagga, she was encouraging, intuitive and strong. My new teacher is all of those things and funny too. Plus the view isn't half bad :) I aim to go twice a week (and always make it to at least one class) and will often join the free Lululemon class on Sunday, which is especially relaxing when it's held in the park.
I'm definitely not as fit as I used to but but other things have changed since our move. I'm way more confident riding on the road (and around swooping magpies) and I've ridden over 800km in less than a year! Plus I can do the wheel pose in yoga, and one day I hope to hold it for more than a couple of seconds.
What are you doing for exercise these days?