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Confessions of a Senior Gym Exerciser-Taking That Nervous Anxious First Step Is Important

                                                                    Image from Canva I have just returned from my first session at the gym.   Three years into my retirement I eased into a relaxed life. A little bit of cooking, some cleaning, lots of reading, and quite a lot of TV & movies. Some writing and going out on occasion. That summed up my post-retirement routine   The kilos kept adding on and soon I was at my heaviest ever.  I started walking indoors.  I have to confess that with age came an enhanced fear of walking outside, on the streets.  I had fallen on two occasions, one when I was in my early sixties and the other a few months later. The latter was an embarrassing one, in front of many people!  Worse, due to the impact of the fall, my pants tore at the kneecap. .. Ugh.  My gym was located 3 streets away from my home.  They were crowded streets. Milling with pedestrians and roadside vendors. Add to that speeding, motorbikes and scooters, cars, huge buses, small motore