CL Logo Small.png

Career lions

Ten thoughts every career lion has in a new gym

Ten thoughts every career lion has in a new gym

Back in the summer of 2013 I was totally focused on my health. I was done with my bachelor’s degree, had to wait until September to start my Master’s and was working four days a week as a sales advisor. This meant I had lots of time to spend in the gym. Till today, I haven’t managed to acquire the same fitness level. Therefore I thought I would give it another try. And another, and another. Sounds familiar? A few Sunday mornings ago it was my first time in a new gym. As I am sure I am not the only #careerlion out there with these thoughts, I am sharing my thoughts during the 90 minutes of physical torture I went through.

  • The sample size of gym visitors this morning shows that around 50% of the population is there to purely show off and the other 50% is lost and looking around like lost puppies. The first 50% is only looking at themselves in the mirrors and the latter 50% is just awkwardly walking around in circles.
  • I also belong to the lost animal group as I do not know where I can find the right equipment for my exercises.
  • The gym is a kind of catwalk for #fitgirls, apparently. Like really, people are wearing designer sportswear, Yeezy for Adidas shoes and full face makeup. And here I am with my makeup free butt face and weird ponytail (as that is the only functional think I can do with my hair). The same type of fitgirl is also more involved with her phone and snapchatting her workout, than actually doing it.
  • Where did my core strength go? Probably went out the door when I traded it in for the belly pudge I have right now. Eating fudge (and fries and sushi and cookies and cake) is the gateway to pudge I guess.
  • It’s ego o’clock for some guys. Especially for the ones that are deadlifting a lower weight than I am. I am secretly laughing since I do not usually come across people that lift less than this 163 centimetre shorty.
  • Will buff guys skipping leg days ever get less funny? Guess big guns and chicken legs still give me giggles.
  • OMG I have only been running for two minutes? How did I compete in 10K runs just a little under two years ago?
  • I need to do this more often. I will go again tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that (from experience I can now conclude I didn’t go the next day or the day after that).
  • How do I fix this wedgie without people seeing?
  • I am going to eat only healthy meals after this, or finish a box of chocolates. I think I deserve that now.

After my gym session (or people watching session basically), I obviously swore to myself I would do this more often as I love the way I felt afterwards. Reality is though that I have only been 5 more times in about two months’ time. How did I still get in my exercise? With coach Summer’s gymnastic bodies program that I can do from the comfort of my home! What is your experience at the gym? Share them with us in the comments below!

Turning Stress into #Careerlion Fuel

Turning Stress into #Careerlion Fuel

Rapid Fire Questions Part I

Rapid Fire Questions Part I