Last Saturday, at the fitness club, a very big Egyptian man, with muscles the size of a small country, showed me all the machines. He had a kind of nervous facial twitch and at first I though it may have been me that caused it with my endless irritating questions to him but he later told me he was a champion world wrestler, so he may have suffered nerve damage in his wrestling career? I asked him if he liked Moscow? he replied "these Russian people, they wild people" I agreed with him, he summed it up very well in his broken English. I now know all the machines but only use about 30% of them. I am focusing on my stomach. When I was 20 or 25, if I got fat, I would exercise for a week and it would be gone, nowadays I exercise for months to lose it.
In Slovakia, where I used to live, I used to run every day by the river, the air was sweet and there were not many people. Here that's impossible. I gained a lot of weight when I moved here, as it was (and is) almost impossible to run here, unless you live on or near a park. I have lost weight, as I can see it in my face and feel it in my trousers. I don't believe in obsessively checking the scales every day, like some people do, as that can be very disheartening as its so damn slow. I find with exercise, you have to be hard with yourself and keep with it, miss a day or two and you will not go back to your exercise regime. I don't expect to look like I did in my 20's but I do hope to gain a flatter stomach and to keep in shape for my kid, as I hope to be around when he is older so I must stay fit........ The battle continues!
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