I was a warrior this morning - a viking - a samurai. I may be playing it up a bit - the truth is that after going to the gym yesterday for a rather unsatisfying water aerobics class I motivated myself through one heck of a workout this morning. There have been some major renovations at my gym lately, which have resulted in a lot of new weight machines being added, and I decided to push myself by doing each and every one of them today. I'm sick of being intimidated by machines that other people seem to know how to use while I hang back contemplating how much they look like devices found at a local S&M shop... so today: no fear. I climbed on and twisted myself around about 20 weight machines, working biceps, triceps, glutes, roots and shoots - even getting over my intimidation and hopping on the new assisted pull-up machine for two sets of reps. I was exhausted by the end, but felt really good having both made up for yesterday and overcome my intimidation. Following the gym theme, I took Sophie to The Little Gym this evening for her gymnastics class, where she did her own version of climbing and twisting... here's to a healthy and active day!