Wednesday 28th April 2021

The gym opened on Monday so today was my first session back this year.

I had a very loose session planned as I wasn’t sure how busy it would be and what kit would be available.

It was a bit busier than I expected but I got a basic weight training session in. I wasn’t being a hero as it was the first one this year and I will have DOMS tomorrow!

I felt massively more flexible (thank you Yin yoga!) except my quads which I only ever notice as tight when I’m exercising!

My Fitbit Charge had been replaced by FitBit Inspire since the last time I was in the gym. I couldn’t figure out how to get the exercise option to switch on, not helped by the fact I didn’t have my reading glasses in the gym, so a bit of research for next time.

I asked on the way out and the studios are available to use so will probably do that next time it’s busy. Which means I need to create two workouts, one in the gym and one circuits based. Both With quad stretches 🙂

Goal: Quarter 2 Back to the gym in May 🙂

•  April – Yin Yoga
•  May – Gym – Starting Again – Weights
•  June – Gym – Starting Again – Weights

• Plan for two workouts – gym session and circuits in studio
• Research and play with FitBit to track exercise


Samantha Valand is a Pilates teacher, Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer. Who helps over fifties women fall in love with exercising again after the menopause. You can find some inspiration over on the blog  If you are interested how coaching can help you can start here. Samatha has a free monthly newsletter to help you live healthy ever after