As much as I would love to look like Ariana in her Side To Side video, I know this is neither achievable or a realistic expectation. For anyone who thinks there are people who look like that at the gym, you are very much mistaken. Well, not people who are there to work out anyway, but I’ll get onto that later. Although we’d all love to say we like going, there are some really annoying things about going to the gym.
I try and go to the gym as often as possible, and when I go – I work out non-stop, to the point where I am a hot sweaty mess. As gross as that sounds I feel pretty amazing after it. Anybody who goes to a gym will have experienced these certain stages before, during and after workouts. How many of these can you relate to?
1.The dread of going
If I go to the gym consecutively, it’s really not that bad because I’m in a routine. The worst thing I can do is stop going because going back feels horrendous. And it shouldn’t be. Working out should be fun, not a chore.
2.Hoping it’s not busy
There’s nothing worse than a busy gym. Having to wait around for equipment to be free. My gym isn’t too bad, but it depends what time you go. I have to purposely go during off peak times because I hate waiting around to use stuff.
What’s even more annoying is when you’re waiting for machines that aren’t being used properly by people. I’ve been to some leisure centers where there’s been a maximum amount of time you can use machines for. It’s so frustrating when people think they own the place. I also hate people who just sit on machines and not do anything. If you’re not using it, jog on!
4.The fashion parade
Ultimately, our end goal is to get healthier, stay in shape, feel better and look better right? I get that. What I don’t get are people who turn up to the gym caked in makeup, dressed as if they’re attending a fashion show and spend the majority of the time taking selfies or looking at themselves in the mirror. Let’s not forget the compulsory social media update to let everyone know you’re at the gym ‘working out’. Seriously? You look fucking ridiculous! I know it looks like someone’s thrown a bucket of water over me and I look disgusting but I’m there to work out not hit on anyone. Time and a place people.
5.Hope not to see anyone I know
As much as I don’t give a shit about the way I look, in the back of my mind, I am hoping and praying I don’t see anyone I know. Natural instinct though really? You never want to see someone when you look like crap. A close friend maybe, but it’s always my luck that I see someone hot or someone I hate.
Does anyone else go through these things? Let me know your thoughts.
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