Yesterday I went to my old gym and got a membership for 1 year. It’s been 2 years since I went to the gym and since then I have been doing workout at home. In 2016, when I first joined the gym, I had lost 24 kgs and that was my peak level. But, due to lack of consistency and negligence at home, I gained weight again.
At gym, I am a very different person. I don’t carry my phone to the gym and focus only on the workout. People used to consider me snobbish. At home that never happened. I tried to be consistent, but something or the other always interrupted my workout and that 1.5 hours cut short to 20 mins or less.
I also used to go cycling in the morning, but the spring allergy made it hard for me to ride peacefully. I thought to start cycling in may again, but due to a toe injury, I was unable to do so. This toe injury also prevented me to do any kind of workout for the past 1 month.
So, after a lot of thought, I decided to rejoin the gym. But, I have a few more reasons to join the gym:
1: I feel lethargic– I feel slow and lethargic. I feel like my body is trapped in shackles and is preventing me to do much movements. I was hyperactive once (2016), but now I am less flexible. So, I want to do it for flexiblity.
2: I get tired easily– As mentioned before, I went to the gym and that gym is on the 5th floor. They have an elevator, but I never take the elevator because I think that’s a lazy excuse. So, I take stairs and found it very tiring to reach the 5th floor. This was not the case for 2020 me. I then realized how inefficient I have become. So, I am willing to do it for the lost energy.
3: Lost self-confidence– I have been bullied and body shamed a lot due to my weight, so my self-confidence is somewhat related to my weight. At a point in my life, I was weighing over 107 kgs and for a person of that weight, things are a little hard.
Although, I am much more confident in comparison to previous me. Honestly, I don’t care for what others think of me now, but maybe 1% bothers me. So, I am doing this for the lost confidence.
4: Unable to wear favourite clothes– In my almirah, I have 2 sections. 1st of the clothes that I can wear when I am over-weight. And, 2nd of the clothes that I love a lot but can’t wear when I am overweight. I don’t know why good clothes are not available in plus sizes. Buying clothes, that you don’t love is deplorable. So, for clothes I love, I am doing this.
5: Knee problem and body ache- As I’ve mentioned in pt 1, I feel my body is locked. I also experienced terrible body aches. People think a workout will make their body ache. But, in reality, it cures them. I also have knee ache. If I walk or run, I feel terrible aches. I noticed that, this always happens when I put on extra kilos. So, I am doing it for my body.
My message to you is: if you want certain changes, then don’t wait. Adapt healthy changes that are good for you.
Going to the gym is not bad, you can also join the yoga classes or dance classes if you find it difficult to stay consistent at home. Let me be very clear, I was never against the gym. If you can find time, go to the Gym. Just be consistent.
Let me know if you are having any difficulty related to workout or health. I am eager to listen. Drop comments and/or connect with me on Instagram/facebook.
I will apprise you guys about my weight-loss journey, till then stay tuned and smile.