I'll be the first to admit that I've become lazy about getting myself to the gym on days I'm not seeing my trainer, Stu. Part of the problem stems from the fact that getting meningitis once in September and then again in October really threw me out of my routine and I've been slow to get back to working out as much / often as I should. The other part of the equation is seasonal - I simply work out harder and more often in the spring and summer months.
Today's workout with Stu was great, but it was disapointing to see how much I struggled through sets I could do easily this summer. The two bouts of meningitis not only took me away from the gym, but when I've returned it has been slow going to get back into the swing of things and lately we've been doing full-body exercises; shying away from lifting.
I want to get serious about getting back into shape and want to focus on this now - not in January after I've packed on weight from the holidays. We'll see how good I am at keeping my word, but I'd really like to get to the gym 1-2 days a week to run for 30-45 minutes. Cardio has always helped me slim down and it helps me with my weight training which can often leave me gasping for breathe after a tough set.
Like I said, "We'll see"... I'll write more about this in the weeks that follow to try and keep this on my radar and not slack-off.