gym newbies

15 Things That Are Too Real For Gym Newbies

After years of being a certified couch potato, you finally signed up for a gym membership. It’s the start of a new life, and definitely, it’s the road to fitness and sexy-ness, if you dare yourself say.

But alas, dragging yourself to the gym is never as easy as you hoped. Who are you kidding, anyway? You knew that signing up is the easy part and actually having the motivation to continue is the real challenge.

1You diligently go to the gym on your first week.

bike workout

Three times a week? Easy peasy.

2Then you start visiting sparingly on the following weeks.

exercise killed me

It would be lucky if you dropped by at least once!

3You immediately go shopping for the perfect gym outfit.

shopping

You hope that your matching gym shorts and shirt will inspire you to keep going.

4You join as many free gym classes as possible. Zumba, aerobics, pole dancing—you name it, you’ve joined it.

zumba

You’re the definition of awkward, though, and you wonder if you’d join the next class.

5You can’t help staring in awe at the fit people you see at the gym.

gym rats

Will you ever be as ripped as them? You might never know.

6Knowing how many calories you burned on the treadmill is enough to make you happy.

adventure time

150 calories in 30 minutes? Hell yeah! Most number of calories you’ve burned in your laaayf.

7Doing crunches for one whole minute feels like dying.

crunches

*grunts*

8And the stretching exercises makes you feel like a grandma.

stretching

You could hear your bones creaking. Your toes never seemed so far away.

9The exercise machines? Your worst enemies.

treadmill

Who would have thought your legs could feel like lead?

10You spent hours coming up with the perfect gym playlist.

dancing

You need the beats to match your quickening heartbeat.

11You keep checking whether you’ve already achieved significant weight loss.

crying

And you’re furious when you haven’t lost any. All that suffering for nothing?!

12Sometimes, you’re paranoid that other members judge your struggles.

confident

Hey, you can’t help it if you cannot follow the Zumba steps.

13You feel like quitting in the middle of every set.

gym feels

Because this is just so difficult.

14But you tell yourself that you must be strong—you must see this till the end.

exercise goals

You’re not a quitter, are you?

15And after sweating your heart out after an hour or so? You’re definitely coming back.

aerobics

There’s no stopping you on your road to fitness. Hopefully. *crosses fingers*

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