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Isn’t it funny how people say, ‘Ooh, you’ve lost weight,’ and not, ‘Ooh, you look thinner!’

Despite all my frantic exercising, I haven’t really lost much weight. But people are commenting that I’m definitely thinner.

Apparently when you exercise, you change fat to muscle, so it’s perfectly normal not to lose a lot of weight quickly.

Anyway, I’m a lot fitter, which is the most important thing.

Every morning when I go to the gym, I meet several regulars there.

One of them is Pete Humphries.

I always assumed that he went there before carrying on to work.

But to my surprise, he’s going to be 75 soon!

canine companions 033 (Small)No way does he look it, or act it, so he’s living proof of how good for you regular exercise is.

Every weekday for seven years, Pete has gone to the gym at the same time; 8am until just after 9.

He started going there three days a week, but he’s built it up to five.

Originally, he had a referral from his nurse because his blood pressure was so high.

Regular exercise has helped his blood pressure and kept his weight on an even keel.

And he looks good too!

Brian Hole is another regular.

Aged 42 now, Brian has been going to the gym regularly since the age of 16!

This is the 27th year of renewal for him.

He started at the gym to keep fit for sports, especially rugby.

Now he works from home, and the gym gives him a reason to get up in the morning, instead of lying in bed longer!

Generally, Brian keeps to the same routine. It’s a habit. And it’s also a social event as he meets people there.

Brian enjoys his gym visits, but he thinks that it’s time the place had a bit of tweaking. Some of the equipment makes a mess of the walls and they could do with a coat of paint!

Tomorrow I’m going to my 2nd class. I’ll tell you all about it next week.


About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.