Honestly, I hate the gym

I was updating my CV the other day and in my hobbies and interests section I have actually stated that I 'regularly work out`. Haha, what absolute bullshit.
I get about as much joy from a trip to the gym as I would a trip to the dump. Its hell in a confined, sweaty, over competitive, hot space full of people in tight pants.

If I were famous I'd get papped in my trackies walking out McDonald's clutching a chicken mayo burger with large fries. Probably end up in heats circle of shame. That was once a thing. Not the circle of shame, me walking out McDonald's in my gym gear. Just once I swear. 
Working out makes you hungry. Duh.
Thankfully I'm not famous, just honest and honestly, I hate the gym.

- Just getting there requires too much energy, if I'm too lazy to get a bus them really there's no chance of a workout is there.  

- No matter how hard I try I can't ever quite get the sports chic look right. Primark Gym leggings do give you camel toe, just saying.

- It doesn't make me feel good, it makes me feel terrible. Endorphin's, yeah I don't have them.

- I can never work the bloody machines, the cross trainer will be the death of me I swear. I've had to ask for help more times than I care to remember. Once to a rather dashing young man *mortifying*

- I have an immense fear of being thrown off the running machine backwards. They say the chances are slim, I say otherwise. All it takes a hot guy to walk past and I'm gone.

- And please, why cover the walls in mirrors, seeing myself working out is not motivational it's quite frankly hideous. Who looks good squatting. Not me. 

- Guys judge you. girls judge you.  I feel judged before I've even done anything. God knows what they think after seeing me prancing about for 20 minutes on the treadmill.

- Weights are a no go, too much testosterone for that one.

- Why am I the only person to ever work out sans makeup.

- "I'm paying money for this and I'm hating every second of it. what a bloody waste of my life"

- People watch you work out and it creeps me out. I admit I do this myself but at least I make it subtle. Umm do you mind.

- I never remember to drink water, running and unscrewing a bottle lid is quite tricky to be fair. Results in me being a dehydrated, sweaty mess. 

Pilates is the one for me. 
At least I can breathe. 
And I get a mat. 


  1. This has really made me smile. I can 100% relate. Before I went on holiday with my friends last summer I became some sort of gym fanatic and really stuck to it. But when I got back from holiday I lost all motivation and gained a whole lot of dread and anxiety. Even the point about the testosterone fuelled weight section, being a guy starting out at a gym for the first time, it was so intimidating! I obviously ended up cancelling my membership and I'm still yet to regain my motivation for this summer's holiday :(
    McDonalds seems like a much better investment right now haha

    Great post,
    Alex / alexrichwrites.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thank you so much, this comment made me smile! Eurgh I really should cancel my membership too, I'm really kidding myself if I think I'm actually gonna go again haha, and like you say McDonalds over a gym workout any day.
      Sophie :)

  2. This is a wonderful share. I also have bought beautiful Carbon 38 workout clothes and now I have to start working out in the gym. Frankly speaking, I have never done exercise so I am currently freaking out. Hoping that I will enjoy that!