Bringing Sexy Back? (Gym Rant)


Ok, so I hate the gym. I abhor the gym. I hate that our bodies can’t naturally become thin and healthy despite us being lazy and eating crappy food, but that’s not how life works. Unfortunately, once you’re in your mid twenties you will realize that losing weight isn’t an easy feat to accomplish. If you want to lose weight you can’t eat the way that you used to or be lazy like you used to. You have to get out there and actually make an effort. This can be a good thing. Forcing yourself to become more productive and eat healthier makes you feel better and more accomplished. However, it’s hard. That’s why it’s a pain!

Gilmore Girls had both a slightly bad and good influence on me when I was in high school. On one hand they told me to eat whatever I want, and to never worry about what others say or think about you, which was good. On the other hand, they ate junk food and never worked out and looked like runway models the majority of the time… problem. I have always been a thinner individual, my 5’2 frame helped me out a bit in this arena, but I also am a picky and slow eater who is lactose intolerant and hates condiments. Otherwise, I would be in much worse shape. Despite this fact, I have always had a problem with the way I looked and felt about my body. It’s always been an issue. Instead of complaining about gaining weight, I’ve been trying to go to the gym. Going to the gym though, has now become it’s own issue.

BuzzFeed’s video sums up pretty much most, if not all of my gym problems. If I go to the gym I constantly feel awkward. One thing they didn’t mention in the video as much was not knowing how to work machines. Most of the time I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m afraid to ask a trainer though because I don’t want paid lessons or paid help, therefore, I guess what to do.  I start using a machine one way and keep going. On occasion people will stop and tell me that I’m doing it wrong and I can’t tell if they know if I’m really doing it correctly or not. Usually this leaves me to going back to the machines that I do know how use and going about my business. I know that most people are trying to help, but I go to the gym to work out and leave. This is not a place I go to chat and socialize. I literally want to leave as soon as possible but still feel productive and worked out. Also, most machines and routines make me feel like a ninny or over sexualized. I don’t like attention, especially at the gym. If I feel like I have an “audience” I will walk away and make it as an excuse to never return.

What encourages you to go to the gym? What do you hate about the gym?


About juliagoolia1920

I'm a twenty something wannabee writer, who is trying to figure out this whole adulthood thing. In my free time, when I'm not writing, I enjoy beer and Netflix. Preferably together. I gravitate towards Cincinnati at night and live in the burbs during the day. On my blog you will find reviews, anecdotes, stories and the occasional rant.

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