Today is a milestone for me.
Although I have been walking and doing a flexibility routine daily, and don't get me wrong, that has been a valuable rung on the ladder, to day is the day that what I have been doing has prepared me for.
My neurosurgeon...that's right Carl...has given me the go ahead, my coach, trainer, friend, across the pond in the USA, has given me my program and it is with exitement and anticipation and no trepidation whatsoever that I trip along to the gym like a young girl skipping out to pick strawberries with nary a care in the world.....well, not quite but you know what I mean.
I will be doing one set of each body part with girly weights....take a valium all you feminists.... and I can't weight, sorry wait.
The music as you walk in the door, the vibe inside the weight room, lying on the bench with that wonderful feeling of anticipation as I put my hands on the steel and just take in that old familiar feeling. I know that my eyes will fill with tears as I quietly thank God that I'm still able to do this.
Visualise, take the weight off the rack hold it above my chest for a few seconds, lower it it till it touches my chest and lift it again with a 3/3 cadence.
Shouldn't YOU be too.