Monday, 4 May 2015

The First Week | Fitness

Never did I ever think that I would be writing a post like this. If you follow me on twitter, you will know that I joined the gym this week. Wait, what? I know, it's a big step, and a big change in my lifestyle. After having a wonderful and chocolate filled easter, I knew that I would have to eat healthier, and keep on my A game for all the revision that would be coming up. So... I took the plunge.

I had my induction on Tuesday. I was quite nervous, but the instructor was great. I was showed how to use all the machines and weights. He then wrote me up a workout routine to do when I visited the gym by myself. I was actually a little fitter than I thought that I would be, so I went home, feeling pretty good.

Thursday however was a different story. I went in the middle of the day, and I was literally the only person there. I grabbed my workout routine and tried to have a go... even though I was the only one there, I felt embarrassed. I don't know why. I was worried that the instructor would be judging me or thinking I was doing it wrong, when they were the people who told me to it in the first place. Nevertheless, I did my own thing for half an hour and went home a little defeated.

Saturday, I tried my hand at Zumba. Classes come free with the price, so I thought why not. I again went by myself, which was a little nerve racking, but I soon got talking to someone who was a first time 'Zumberer' too. The instructor didn't say anything but just started dancing. The moves were hilarious, some of them resembling what I do on a night out when my jam comes on. But it was fun. I didn't feel like anyone was judging me and wowzers, do you feel good afterwards. A full 60 minutes of high intense dance workout was not what I was expecting.

So that's my first week at the gym and this fitness thing. My quest to eat healthier hasn't really gone well (eating a whole bar of dairy milk was one of my finest moments), but I have been drinking a ton of water. And whilst it is making me pee every half an hour, I hope that it is helping!

Have you joined the gym recently, or have any tips of how to get over the gym fear? 

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  1. I have been trying to exercise recently too, i've been documenting it in each of my This Week of Mine Posts (the latest is up on the blog). I've trying different things though to see what I like best. I'm gradually eating/drinking better too, except for this weekend lol.

    I'm a bit funny with gyms too. The best one I have been to was Virgin Active in Didsbury, Manchester. The way it was set out never felt as if anyone was watching you!

    Amy at Amy & More

    1. Ah cool! Will definitely check it out! Mine is pretty small, but even though no one was there, I still found it hard - hopefully this will get better with time! xx

  2. Fair play to you for joining the gym!
    The only advice I can give is just to put on some music and try to imagine you're somewhere else...and don't worry too much about feeling judged, because everyone is there for more or less the same reasons. Enjoy yourself :)

  3. I joined the gym this term too! I think it's a great de-stress during the revision period and it's been another excuse to go shopping for new sportswear!

  4. I get muscle ache so I've decided to incorporate Yoga which is really helping! It can seem daunting at first but group sessions helped me a lot! Best of luck!

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