This is where I invested my birthday cash. Yep, 22 kgs of dumbells. Not just that, I’m hella excited about it. I’ve had dumbells before but they were those vinyl coated ones in pink and purple and other girlie-girl colours. Now I have kick-arse, hard-core metal ones with adjustable plates (in a pretty blue).
I’m getting quite a nice little home gym happening, with yoga dvds, weights and … well that’s about it. Oh yeah and a skipping rope and fit ball. The next thing I need to buy is a decent pump for the fitball cos it’s a bit saggy in the middle (not unlike myself).
For cardio, I’m going to concentrate on running and, hopefully, I’ll get a bike soon.
I tried out the dumbells yesterday. I had to change my workout a bit to minimise adjusting the dumbells too often, plus it involves a bit of mental maths but otherwise it rocked.
Do you know who rocks? Shauna! What a legend. I was going to demand you go over to her site and read about her swimming adventures but then realised that everyone reads Diet Girl anyway. She makes me almost want to learn to swim all proper (ie. not doggy paddle) but then I remember my head in water fears.
As she says, it’s only 14 weeks until Christmas. My new challenge is 65 kilos by Christmas. I can do that. Luckily, I’m so unpopular and anti-social that I have few pre-Christmas events to attend. And, after this past weekend, I’m swearing off the booze for a while.