No one really likes to go to the gym. Why can't I eat some chocolate cake instead?' Is what you ask yourself whenever the topic of working out comes up. You don't mind being a little out of shape. But the mounting bills for new clothes in ever-increasing sizes is enough to keep you quiet and going to the gym. Well, not exactly quite, as you are still whining about it all the time.
So you've got your membership made, paid your fees, and are raring to get to the gym the next day. But, getting up in the morning despite your alarm is a really painful process, and mostly you just keep hitting snooze till there is no point to the alarm. Even choosing to go to the gym in the evenings is no easier, as you are usually exhausted from your day at work.
You somehow manage to gather enough willpower to get yourself to the gym, and you see everyone working away on the highway to fitness. But for you, operating the equipment for the first few times can be really confusing, without someone's help. This can seem embarrassing at times, making you wish that you could stick to the spin cycle for the entire duration.
With our sedentary lives, most of the muscles in our body are not used to any kind of exertion. So, when your gym routine begins, everyday starts and ends with sore muscles, as you push yourself to the limit, and the nefarious instructor pushes you even more, working muscles you never knew existed. Every movement you make through the rest of the day reminds you of your workout session, and your only hope is that you might actually gain from the pain.
Going to the gym can easily take an hour or two of each day, and every now and then this commitment can be tough to keep. Especially when your friends or family members make plans that sound much more fun than the gym. It could be a picnic, movie, or a shopping trip, and it takes every last bit of your willpower to keep away from such temptations.
Occasionally, one can get a little overenthusiastic and put in much more effort than normal. When you are done, you feel great and elated. However, with time comes a torrential flood of pain, where it even hurts to stand, sit, sleep, or eat. By the time you fall asleep, you are wondering whether you'll wake up the next day, and if it is too late to write your will.
Within the first couple of months, you disappointedly realize that, while you are surely getting fitter, eating excessively or consuming junk food is preventing you from reaching your full potential. But maintaining a healthy diet is never easy, especially while everyone else is splurging on and relishing food that you love. The forbidden fruits never looked more tempting.
Within a few days of settling into your workout routine, you have your favored spots and equipment in your mind. But occasionally, you find someone else at your spot, using your bike or treadmill, which is extremely irritating to say the least. You can use another treadmill of course, but it just doesn't feel the same.
In a busy gym, every piece of equipment is subject to constant strain, and some wear and tear is inevitable. However, when a cable snaps or a weight breaks when you are using it, fear bubbles up, even though you know it's not your fault. Did anyone notice? ... What exactly did I do wrong? It usually takes a couple of minutes before you can gather your courage and notify the management of your mishap.