Saturday, 7 March 2015

starting at the gym


I have never in my life been an athletic person. The only time I ever liked doing PE at school was in primary when you just played games with that big parachute thing. Secondary school PE was generally awful and the less said about that the better. If you know me you'll know that I've always been a skinny little thing. It's just how I naturally am. I guess I'm blessed (although I sometimes think cursed is more appropriate) with a very fast metabolism. I can eat as much as I want and hardly ever put any weight on. Unfortunately I have taken this for granted and over the years have developed into a very lazy person. This also means I am horribly unfit. I'm only 23 but honestly sometimes feel at least double my age. So now I've decided it's time for a kick up the bum and a bit of a change to my life.


The main reason I've always been put off of going to the gym before is because of other people. Whenever I've brought up the idea to some they'd either laugh in my face or look concerned. "But there's nothing on you!" "What do you need to go to the gym for? You'll disappear if you lose any weight!" Bla bla bla bla, etc. etc. I'm fed up to my back teeth of people's opinions and this time I'm thinking sod it. I know the reason that I'm going to the gym and it's clearly not to lose any weight. I'm more than happy with how my body looks. It's certainly far from perfect but I know how lucky I am to feel comfortable with it. All I want is to get fit and make my body feel more healthy.



I've now been a member of a local gym for about 2 weeks and I'm enjoying it so much. I never realised you could get such a buzz from exercising. I'll be honest and say that I'm not exactly doing the most strenuous of work outs, but I'm focusing on slowly working my way up and pushing myself more each time. I can't wait to start seeing some results and feeling better in myself!

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  1. This post sums up exactly my experience of life and the gym! It's been almost a year since I started going and when I did I got the same type of comments as you, 'oh you're so skinny you don't need to go to the gym', or 'don't be silly, you don't need to loose weight'. But, like you, for me it was never about losing weight, it was about feeling fitter and better in myself and I can 100% say that it's been one of the best things I've done. I feel so much healthier and genuinely love going to the gym! I've never looked back so I hope you'll feel the same :)
    Nicole xx / www.lifeinginger.com

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