Gym Classes Scare Me.

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?



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  1. September 18, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I hate the gym!! It seems to me there are two types of gym-goers. 1) The totally fit, totally hot group. They make working out seem easy and they don’t sweat. 2) everyone else.

    • September 18, 2014 / 9:13 pm

      Haha glad its not just me! I’m definitely in the second category! Although I would have to add a third group to that list.. the group of people (usually pretty girls) who turn up to the gym all dolled up, sit on an exercise mat or stand on a treadmill but don’t actually exercise. This both baffles and angers me in equal measure! Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

  2. September 19, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I used to hate gym classes until my best friend drug me to yoga! Find something that you can enjoy and try your hardest to accomplish, it doesn’t have to be something scary like boxing! Usually the dance classes are really fun and you have to remember, all those people are there to work out just like you, they’re not going to judge you if you go at your own pace, no matter what! Look over the classes and try an easier one before jumping into something like kickboxing. Or get a buddy to join you, that always makes things easier! Good luck! <3 Let me know how it goes 🙂

    • September 19, 2014 / 11:40 pm

      Ive done boxing before and loved it which is why i want to start again, it just requires a certain base level of fitness as a minimum usually as your work in pairs. Im sure I’ll get there! I’ve never tried yoga, im incredibly clumsy so I think is just end up falling over!

  3. September 21, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    I really hate the gym, the only exercise I do is walking and swimming 🙂 I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    • September 21, 2014 / 4:05 pm

      Hey, thanks very much – it means a lot when someone enjoys reading my blog. I will definitely take some time to check yours out too x

  4. October 20, 2014 / 11:53 pm

    Everyone has to start some where. Just go in and do what you can. It will get better/easier each time you show up. The hardest part is showing up!

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