I joined 24 Hour Fitness a little over a month ago and thusfar have been "working out" as they say at least three times a week. The Gym is an interesting place and a place unlike I have been in some time. Not since highs school have I been in a Men's Locker Room or even attempted to lift a weight. At first, I thought I was going to throw up- I was so sore and exhausted. I literally said, "I just got back from the gym and boy I my EVERYTHING tired!"
But as the work outs continued, I learned how machines worked and how exercising is most effective. I started to really enjoy the feeling after a good work out. Now, I'm no Adonis, but I started to notice the more I exercised the more confident I was, the less stressed I was, the less worried about the stupid little things in my life I was. It was a great feeling and I started walking with my head up high, with better posture- I felt like an Adonis in training!
It is a weird feeling. I do sort of stick out at the gym in my Nebraska gym shorts, old t-shirts, white sweat socks, wearing my glasses with a headband to help keep the sweat out of my eyes and also hold on my glasses. But I get by, tuning out and listening to my iPod as I use the machines- "3 sets of each exercise", my personal trainer tells me. "That's the only way to get results." Of course now a days, I spend 2/3rds of my gym time without my trainer as I am finally able to work out on my own having learned what to do to get the results I desire. Its a great feeling and as video game junkie I never thought I'd say this, but I would highly recommend joining a gym and working out at least twice a week.
If you do, here's a few things I have notice since going to The Gym.
There's nothing like the sound of an iPod falling to the floor as someone accidently drops it while running o the treadmill.
It seems that the older one is, the more comfortable he is with his nudity. I'm talking about the locker room here. I dunno about the ladies locker room, but in the men's there's a lot of full frontal going on and for periods longer then they should be. I am thankful I have such poor eyesight, I just remove my glasses and take care of my own dressing- Blurry pink blobs are much better than old wrinkly sexual organs.
If you like CNN or "Everybody Loves Raymond", then you'll love running on the treadmills.
And finally, pardon the dog in me, but the most attractive women in the world are the ones that are physically fit. Woof!