We are always coming up with new excuses when it comes to the gym and maybe that’s one of the reasons why it feels so good to finally go.
Last year I wrote ‘when with 75kg to the gym you go’. That post talked about how I’ve always said that if I surpassed 75kg that I would have to go to the gym with no fail. I wrote that and shared it so that there would be a higher probability of me going, but that didn’t seem to help.
In the summer I felt very guilty for not following through to what I had been saying to my friends and family about going and decided to sign up. I really liked going the first few times – although, I almost fainted because my body thought I was being too harsh.
I even signed up to the gym in Portugal while I was on holidays and it was great!
It had only been two months and I already felt a huge difference mentally and physically – turns out happy hormones are really cool.
However, when September came it was time to go back to uni. This was when I decided that I couldn’t keep going to the gym because it was too far and I didn’t have the time.
Truth is, I lost motivation. When I came back to England I also started to come up with excuses again. Uni is stressful and I would really benefit from going to the gym but I fear I’ll try to do too many things at once and that will hurt my grades.
I didn’t put ‘gym’ on my resolutions this year because I feel that this is not the year for me to be worried about that (is this just another excuse?). I have made peace with it but I also feel that I’m truly missing out.
As you can see, this is a very confusing topic for me. I want to go but I also feel that I can’t. Maybe I just have to accept that I should just focus on my grades and graduating and nothing else.