After rhapsodising a while back about my ‘stick’ approach to exercise, I then proceeded to completely ignore it and do whatever I liked (nothing) with zero consequences.
Things came to a head a few weeks ago when I adjusted my wardrobe to cope with the colder months. I got a shock when I put on my winter skirts from last year. I could get them on, but walking and breathing was an issue.
I am therefore taking a leaf out of my friend Kathy’s book and trying the carrot approach.
For 6 weeks, I must adhere to 4 simple rules. If I do, B will book me a massage at Thai Square Spa at the end of it. The rules are:
- Exercise 5 times a week
- No carbs after 6pm
- 1 fasting day per week
- No alcohol
Simple but ruthless. This is week 2 and already the skirts are a bit less constricting.
I’ve also somewhat foolishly signed up for a 2 week boot camp on the Common, starting next week. This runs for 10 consecutive weekdays from 6-7am, rain or shine. Well, the chances of ‘shine’ at that hour are nil. The chances of darkness, rain and wind are high.
B has demonstrated his unswerving faith in me thusly:
Me: Do you think I can do this?
I’ve been preparing for boot camp by doing the outdoor classes run by the same company on Saturday mornings. Somehow I have gotten out of bed in order to lie on a mud-soaked mat on the ground doing crunches. Take that, husband (he who no doubt has the last laugh as he is still in bed asleep at this point).
I look a right state when I get home. I will not be posting any photos.