I am so shit at going to the gym.
Nup. Not even going to sugar coat it (mmm, sugar).
I’ve always been this way. It’s not a recent thing. I’ve never been sporty, never enjoyed PE at school, never even learnt to ride a bike for goodness sake.
There was, however, a time when I was pretty good at going to the gym – but I had a pretty massive goal (look amazing in my wedding dress) and I was paying someone pretty massive money to get me to go to the gym and look amazing in said wedding dress.
These days, I’ve changed gyms to one that’s closer to home, thinking that might help. It hasn’t. These dark, cold mornings aren’t doing anything to help either.
My gym doesn’t have classes and to be honest I don’t have the money to pay a personal trainer anymore (not a high priority when we’ve still got loads of work to do to finish our house renovations and need to buy furniture for half of said house). I’ve also got a minimum of 4 months before I can get out of this gym membership – which I refuse to quit, because I can’t think of any other form of exercise I enjoy and/or doesn’t cost the earth. Pilates, I’m looking at you.
So it’s all up to me. And I suck.
I wish I could be more like Mr Styling. A sporto (AKA sporty type) from way back, he’s good at everything – including going to the gym 5 days a week. Could we train together? No way. He trains upstairs in the scary room where all the muscle types grunt and groan and drop their weights like lead balloons, while I like to float around downstairs where the girly machines and cute coloured weights are.
When I actually get to the gym.
Which brings me back to my point at hand.
I’m staring down the barrel at 30. A brand new decade is dawning upon me in September and I’d like to enter that phase of my life fit, healthy and in good nick. I’d like to set myself up with an exercise habit that I don’t dread or make excuses to get out of. I just want to flipping do it.
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