I am trying very hard to convince myself I really want to go circuit training this evening.
I'm not succeeding.
It's hard in the winter when the nights are dark and it's cold and windy and all you actually want to do is curl up in front of the fire. Mind you, it's hard in summer as well when it's too hot to be running about and getting sweaty. And when I do it in the evening it hangs over me all day like a visit to the doctor for a smear test. But when I do it in the morning I have to get out of my nice comfy bed ...
Basically I don't really like circuit training. I do it because it's good for me, I need the exercise and the alternatives (running or the gym) are worse. And I always feel great - very pleased with myself - when I get back.
The various exercises in this circuit aren't too bad; it's the four-minute extras in between stations that finish me. Things like twenty treadmills followed by ten squat jumps over and over again for four minutes. Okay, not over and over again that many times for some of us. It's not so much the treadmills themselves but the standing up again in between that slows me down.
I am also the oldest and least fit woman in the Monday evening group but I have to say, last week I was partnered with a girl (child) about 45 years younger than me and I kept up fairly well.
I should go and get changed now. Where everyone else wears lycra and sporting type clothing I wear my Eric Morecambe shorts and a baggy t-shirt. You'd be proud of me, really you would.