On Deciding to Join a Gym

It's a robbery
                                                                It’s a robbery

I have decided, against my better judgement, to join a gym. There are many reasons why I would rather not but, alas, the current state of my body leaves me no choice.

According to my friends I have gained a bit of weight and my waistline has extended a bit. My friends- particularly female ones- are starting to notice and, even worse, mention it. That’s a sign of trouble if there ever was. Not good for someone my age, not good at all.

So I did a bit of Googling and decided to follow a program called StrongLifts 5 x 5 because the exercises are really simple and don’t take too long to complete. 3 different exercises, 5 sets of 5 repetitions 3 times a week. No machines, no dumbbells, no fancy moves, just a barbell and the basics. Seems simple enough- can’t be too bad.

I’m really apprehensive about this decision though. Last time I decided to join a gym was two years ago, and a year before that. On both times I lasted less than two weeks and never really worked out. I hated the environment and couldn’t be bothered to continue.

But that was back when I was really fit and it didn’t matter. Since then things have changed, as I’ve pointed out, and it’s now a matter of necessity. Doesn’t help too that one of my best friends recently joined a crossfit gym, there’s absolutely no way I’m going to be that fat guy in the group.

Still it’s not easy giving up some certain foods like pizza and beer other carb rich stuff.

On the plus side I’ll meet some hot women hopefully get back in shape and, who knows, I might even come to like it.

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Tawanda Moyo

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