After my deliberation (To Gym or Not to Gym) I bit the bullet and signed up for membership and even after the first few workouts I’m rather pleased with my decision.
The gym has a fab timetable of fitness classes that I’m really keen to try out. The only problem is, I’m not ready yet! I’ve been really slacking on the exercise recently and my fitness declined drastically. After 10 minutes on a treadmill I was a hot sweaty mess – attractive I know.
When I walked past the window of the boxercise class, everyone was making it look so easy. I’m intimidated by the idea of joining in. I’m particularly intimidated by the instructor who looked like Mr Motivator’s Marine brother. I feel like I’m stuck in the paradox of being too unfit to exercise.
I know a lot of people would say ‘just be brave and do it’ and I appreciate that once I’m in there it probably won’t be anywhere near as scary as I thought it would be. I just feel like I need to get to a point on my own first so that I could walk in to a class ready for the challenge and be able to actually complete a class without passing out in the corner and making a complete fool of myself.
So I’m setting myself a challenge. I’m giving myself until one month from now to get my butt in a fitness class or I’m not allowed alcohol for a month. I said it, no glass of wine, no pints of cider NOTHING. You heard it here first people.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that’s faced gym intimidation? Were you braver than me?