If everything goes as planned, he’ll be paying for my renewal of the gym membership, and he’ll be joining me 3 times a week at the gym, and my dad will join me twice a week for swimming.
I am so happy right now. I am so glad to see everyone around me really want to get healthier for different reasons.
I have several reasons, but the main one being that I want to be able to play with my kids and grandkids one day without having to worry about running out of breath or my heart collapsing.
This is going to be the downer part, but I promise there’s going to be a great ending!
Heart failure and general heart problems run on my dads side of the family. For me it’s not a question of “if”, it’s a question of “when”, and with the lifestyle I have now (or rather, HAD), I am not getting that “when” any further away. My dad has already had 2 suspected heart attacks and 1 actual heart attack, and he’s not even 60 yet. I have begged him to do something to get his health back up, even if it’s just going for a walk or something like that, but he’s agreed to go swimming with me.
The reason it means alot to me, is because swimming was what me and my dad did back before his heart problems started becoming visible. The fact that he is willing to go swimming with me again and that he is actually looking forward to it means the world to me.
The other reason I am so happy is that my brother Jonas will be joining me at the gym. I always love doing things with Jonas for the sake that he is one of the people I have idolized as a kid, and still look up to for his personality. He can get annoying sometimes, but hell, he’s my brother, it’s his job.
So I am really hoping that tomorrow marks the start for my new, healthy, and hopefully more happy life.
With time I know that my other hopes and wishes for the future will come true, but this is my start on the path to where I want to be.
Care to join me?
As it stands right now I have no money to renew my gym membership, and won’t for another 2 weeks, so I have a question for those of you who have been into the whole fitness game a bit longer than me.
Do you have any tips for things I can do around the house? The only weights I have that are PROPER weights are 2kg dumbells.. Any tips for other things I could do/use to get some proper strength exercises? For cardio I am swimming / taking walks, but I want the strength workouts aswell.
The strength I am looking for is the upper body, as with the lower body I have a rough idea for replacements. I just want some replacements / temporary exercises untill I can renew my gym card.
Also any tips for someone who can’t really afford all those fancy protein shakes and stuff?
Vita tam difficilis quam facies solum erit.