The winter starts here ~ getting fit
I started the fitness regime half heartedly in the summer, then after August Bank holiday it hit me only 3 months to go. In early December I will be packing up and heading off to the Alps for the ski season so it’s got to be down the gym 2 or 3 times a week to get fit. I don’t particularly like gyms but sometimes needs must, besides I like running and swimming less.
Best we get ourselves and some of the larger lardy parts of our anatomy into gear; when I say gear I don’t mean the latest gym gear, I am not talking Lycra frankly that doesn’t bear thinking about, no I am talking baggy sweatshirts and shorts well over the knee.
When I start something I like to get some advice and check out the latest information. I’ve got a load of questions; what are the best exercises for skiing – apart from actually skiing that is – how often do I have to do them, how much time do I have to commit to the fitness regime, what does “Tomorrows Nutrition Today” mean – do I have to eat my breakfast before I go to bed and if I do then wont I be hungry in the morning?
I think these dietary supplements must be for professional athletes who burn several thousand calories a day or people who spend soooooo much time in the gym they haven’t got the time to eat real food.
I figure I need to improve my stamina, gain some core strength and reduce body fat. So where do I go for information? Well as with everything else these days there seems to be a plethora of it; Fitness Magazines such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness etc, general fitness sites and ski sites with fitness articles / pages on the internet and personal trainers to name but a few sources, the problem seems to be sorting it into the good the bad and the downright silly.
Research here I come.