Robert Hampton

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20th August 2009

Senile is a river in Egypt
Posted by at 7.50pm | It's My Life | No responses

I left my bag in the gym changing room today.

This is not the first time this has happened. It is the first time I’ve got all the way to the platform at Moorfields station before realising.

One trip back to the gym, followed by a sheepish explanation to the woman on reception, and I have my bag back.

I’m 26 years old! The mind isn’t supposed to go until 60-ish, is it?

10th August 2009

Gym won’t fix it
Posted by at 8.08pm | In the News | No responses

If I had a personal trainer, I’d be making an indignant phone call to him right about now:

“In general, for weight loss, exercise is pretty useless,” says Eric Ravussin, chair in diabetes and metabolism at Louisiana State University and a prominent exercise researcher.

Actually I’m not particularly peeved about this information. I joined a gym six years ago (almost to the day, in fact!) and although I haven’t lost much weight, I feel healthier generally, so I’m happy overall.

The bad news: apparently the best way to lose weight is to… well, eat less. Bugger. Hampo likes his food.

29th December 2008

Mistletoe & Whine

I told people not to buy me chocolate for Christmas, but what was under the tree on December 25th? A Toblerone selection box and Cadbury Heroes as far as the eye could see. Of course, I could just not eat them, but if you think that’s an option for me, you clearly don’t know me very well.

Today was my first visit to the gym in 6 days (it’s been closed since Christmas Eve) and I could feel every miniature Dairy Milk bouncing around as I jogged on the treadmill.

Christmas itself was uneventful, just the way I like it. Excellently, I received the Rail Simulator Official Expansion Pack, giving me access to the Class 08 Shunter. I spent a happy Boxing Day rearranging virtual HST trailers at Old Oak Common depot, only to be told that my performance was terrible and I must do better next time. Well, if they will insist on parking Class 47s where I’m going to crash into them…

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30th June 2008

Gymmy Savile*
Posted by at 9.38pm | It's My Life | No responses

Ever experienced a moment where you’re in a changing room and standing just a couple of feet away from you is a perfect physical specimen of masculinity which makes you feel even more inadequate than usual?

That happened to me today at the gym. 🙁

* Yes, I know. I’m tired.