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The Lunar New Year is finally over, and so no more pineapple tarts, bakwa (honey grilled crisp slices of pork), love letters or other yummy goodies I consume by the half dozen around this period. Sadly this eating upon the heels of the Christmas feasting have left their, one hopes not indelible mark, on my waist and hips.
And I've come to realise that the better one gets at aikido the less energy and strength I use...either that or my ukes are all being too nice . Just kidding.
Anyway, I've been seriously contemplating returning to weight training and since I find it mind numbingly boring, I'll have to go find one of those snazzy sleek (and expensive) gyms with body pump classes and train for a few months. I have to say though it's a great programme especially for women who want to just build tone and strength without bulk. The music, rhythm and energy of the class keep me going.
Afterthought: Just was reminded by a doctor that it's the fat on the tummy that's really dangerous, not around the hips or shoulders etc. And the fat from all other parts of the body without activity will tend to migrate there. Sigh....that's exactly what's been happening to me so all the more I'm resolved to return to the gym. The nice thing is that I discovered there's a pool in the one I want to join that's long enough for laps.