For all the love and happiness health and fitness has brought me, there are some things I just didn’t really pay much attention too – until they happened. This countdown to summer edition, will give an honest take on some of the traits that you have to deal with.
Your stomach turns into a bears
If I felt hungry before, I certainly feel hungry now. I wake up and eat breakfast, and then I want to eat breakfast. I’m literally walking and it feels like I am sniffing my next catch. I can smell waffles before I see the stand! What’s tough is that working out makes you more hungry, but you still have to make good choices.
You have days where you want to buy knee pads
Not because you’ve injured your knee, but because you fancy crawling. Leg day especially, I swear I am still squatting as I walk down the stairs! Stretching is so significant. Stretch every time you workout – stretch and stretch and stretch again!
Your friends/family become the enemy
You start questioning whether they really are your friends. I mean, why would you buy me cheesecake? Why! Are you trying to deter me from my fitness goals! Do you want me to feel guilty?
When I do decide to indulge, they suspiciously don’t want too. You’re in an office and you say “I’m going to the shops to buy a chocolate bar”, and they reply, “I just want a bottle of water”. DAMMIT!
It never gets easier
I used to watch workout dvd’s and think how lucky the instructors are. I mean, they are not stopping and sweating like me. They just make it all look so easy. The fact is, it’s never suppose to be easy. I think you just learn to accept the burn; you almost adapt to the pain.
It takes a minute to see change
Ok, so we know this. But that doesn’t stop me looking in the mirror after my workout, expecting to miraculously see a new body. Abs especially – I don’t know what it is about ab workouts. The minute you do core work, you want to see that flat stomach. It’s like – I did not work this hard, for you to not be bothered shrinking yourself! Enough already.
Despite all of this, you will feel happier, stronger, less sluggish and reap the benefits of wellness. Hopefully, the benefits outweigh these crazy points. Anyone that’s working on their health and fitness, can you relate?