Yeah, I work out: Enthusiastically Geeky Guest Blog!
I’ve always been the fat kid, for most of my life I’ve weighed between 250 and 300 lbs. Being bigger, my flat feet, my terrible knees working out has always been difficult. It’s held me back from getting healthier and in shape. In addition I’ve struggled with a fog of my depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Thanks to therapy and finally finding the right meds I’ve finally also found the motivation to get into shape.
I want to lose weight. I want to be healthy. I want to go on the ride at Harry Potter Land and not get kicked out of Hogwarts for being too fat.
It was important for me to find the right gym. A high school friend reached out about her gym Vitality by Kristin- but despite reconnecting with a friend I was terrified of my first group session. What if I’m not able to do the exercises? What if I get hurt? What if I just can’t do it? What if I make a fool of myself? What if people laugh at me? I had to remind myself something I always have to tell myself: if adults are bullying you, then they are the fools, not you. Actual adults don’t treat each other that way. They’re still stuck at the height of their maturity, which was in grade school.
But the rest of those fears can be real. What if I hurt myself? What if I’m not able to do certain things that I see others doing? That’s where the benefit of a trainer comes in. Having someone there to guide me through the work out, showing me how to safely and successfully accomplish my workout routine is invaluable. They’re there to help you and keep you motivated. To show you how to work out safely and at your own pace. Even with their help I knew, it was going to take a lot of work.
And now, enjoy, a few of the thoughts I had during my first session:
This isn’t so bad
I didn’t know my body could move that way
My body can’t move that way
Oh my god… *breathes* oh my god…
I can’t… feel my… legs
I’ve made a huge mistake
Did I ever have legs or was that all a dream?
I can feel my legs again!
I did it! Feeling accomplish!!!
The scariest part for me was during the actual work out. I definitely underestimated how hard it was going to be. That inner voice in my head kept trying to tell me how I can’t do it but my own voice and my trainer’s voice was able to be louder.
And then… I was done.
I did it! I really did. I accomplished pushing my body the farthest I’ve ever pushed it before. Trust me, I was exhausted to the point of not being able to form words, but even that exhaustion was gone after some rest. I’m still a little sore, but it’s less of a pain and more of a reminder at the work I’ve already done in just my first week.
I keep thinking back to the end of the film Dodgeball, when Vince Vaughn has the commercial for the new Average Joe’s Gym. “You’re perfect just the way you are. But if you feel like losing a few pounds, getting healthier, and making a few friends in the process,” then Vitality by Kristin is the place for you.
Everyone is on their own journey, with different motivations and goals. But despite the initial fear, I’m excited for my next session. It’ll be tough. I’ll be sore. But after that, I’ll have accomplished another work out, and will be one step closer to my goal.
Plus, the name being Vitality makes me think of building my vitality stats in an RPG, leveling up to take down the next boss.