I’ve been to the gym before. That sounds strange, I know. Maybe because I’m not a gym guy. I love sports and running outdoors.
One month. Two months. Three months is the most I could get into it. Before I threw in the towel. And that was mostly because I was going with some other workmates. You may call it peer pressure. Even so, boredom gets to me fast.
This year I’m trying again. But this time I decided to try something different. I asked around in my friends’ group that were going frequently to the gym. The ones that actually look like they are going to the gym.
One of them recommended the trainer he started with. He isn’t overly expensive and overall a good guy. And a nice guy. A professional guy.
I could never stand the big heavy trainers that are mostly barking around like mad dogs. All muscle and no brains. Then again that could be because I’m not that big myself.
So I’m giving it another shot. Mostly because I need to lose my “dad” belly. I want to get in shape so my son has a good model to follow. And my wife keeps nagging me about it too. You decide what the real reason is.
What about you? What’s your relation with the gym. And how do you stay motivated?
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