Friday, 13 May 2016

9 Questions I Have At The Gym

I've been going to the gym 4/5 times a week now for around a month. I've really been enjoying it but I've got to say, you do see some odd sites. There are so many things I think to myself at the gym that I've never said aloud. Now, I could probably go on a huge tangent about things I think at the gym and things that annoy but I thought I'd first go for 9 questions I have.

Why is she wearing a full face of makeup?
Some girls are pumping away in a class or strolling away on a treadmill and they have everything perfectly intact on their face. On one hand I envy them for looking so good and on the other I wonder how they bloody do it. I go to the gym to sweat my ass off and I'm constantly wiping my face, I'd end up looking like a clown by the time I was finished.

Why are you sat on a machine but not doing anything?
If you go to the gym, you know the ones. They're just sat on some form of equipment, either not doing anything or sat on their phone. It's 5.30pm and the gym is rammed, go sit on your phone in the changing room!

Why is the man pit so scary?
Every gym has a section, most likely the weights section, that only muscly beef cakes reside and it's the most intimidating section of the gym. I walk past and feel like a gazelle in front of a pack of starved lions.

How are instructors so happy?
My main thing to do at the gym is go to classes, they motivate me and I know that it's a professional leading it so they must know what they're doing, right? I don't get how they can work all day flinging themselves about classes or on spin bikes and not even look like they're breaking a sweat. I'm dying over here!

How is that guy been on the treadmill for 40 minutes, burned 1000 calories and I'm struggling with a 10-minute speed walk uphill?
How do they do it?

Where did she get those bomb ass leggings?
I like to look nice at the gym, even if I'm gonna die and be a pink, sweaty mess. Some people look so put together at the gym, I want to be one of those people!

I wonder if the gym instructors talk about me?
I'm sure they have no idea I exist, but there's some tiny paranoid portion of myself that makes me wonder if they laugh about the girl who can't do lunges (me) in the staff room. Lunges are hard.

Why are old people so happy being naked? 
It only ever seems to be old people that stroll around the changing room naked. I was shocked when I started the gym and was trying to simultaneously remove my sweaty sports bra while not letting the towel drop to expose my boobies to everyone and then someone swaggered over to the showers completely starkers. I didn't know where to look except at my mum who looked equally as shocked. I've got used to it now... No, that's a lie.

Am I supposed to be drinking a protein shake?
As I exit the gym I see so many men and women going out with a protein shake in hand and wonder if I'm meant to be drinking one. Am I ruining my progress? Why do I not understand protein shakes?

I'm sure there are plenty more that I just can't think of. The gym is a fun and weird place, but I enjoy it. Have you ever thought any of these things while you're there? Leave some of the questions you wonder about in the comments!

Til' next time! XOXO


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