I have always prided myself on being in reasonable shape. Not super fit; not overly muscular. More… what’s the word? Trim.
However, in recent years, I have noticed a gradual change. It is not so much that I am gaining any extra pounds, more that my body is experiencing the human equivalent of what in geology might be called a slump.
Slump: a form of mass wasting that occurs when a coherent mass of loosely consolidated materials moves a short distance down a slope.
In my case, mass that I am sure once used to be located closer to my upper torso appears to have moved a short distance down to my lower torso.
It is not something that is irreversible. In fact, a few quick sessions in the gym and I am convinced that I would see a reversal of the process. However… once you feel less than 100% fit the last place you want to be seen is in a gym surrounded by all the body beautifuls.
This is the gym paradox.
Maybe what I need is some means to be able to exercise at home? An exercise bike, perhaps?
Something where it is possible to keep fit whilst watching Peep Show and having a can of beer at the same time.
© Simon Turner-Tree
Simon Turner-Tree scarcely knows his burpee from his squat thrust.