Confessions of a Gym-Junkie

Thursday, 25 February 2016


Hello Everyone!
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that I'm obsessed with anything heath and fitness. In a typical week, I'm at the gym 5 days and I go running another 4 days (I double up on some days.) It's a busy schedule, but I much prefer the days that I've had a work out than if I haven't. I'm so much more energized and ready to get some work done. Skipping the gym is just unthinkable now.

How did I become such a gym-junkie? A few reasons, 1) I got back from a holiday and decided it was time I made my fitness more a priority. 2) I started working with my personal trainer again and it got me excited to work on my programs. And 3) Once I started seeing results, it just became an obsession. I find that once you stick to exercise for a while, you just do it out of habit and you stop considering skipping a work out.

So, here goes. I confess that...

Protein is my best-friend. It's unthinkable to come back from the gym, or a run, and not have protein of some kind. My poor muscles! 

I'm a lot nicer than my resting gym face. Once my headphones go in, I switch to bad-ass mode and there's no stopping me. I promise I'm more like Cinderella than the Hulk. 

I buy gym clothes more often than I buy regular ones. It's a problem, but at least I look good working out!

I plan social events around my gym schedule, rather than the other way around. If you want to hang out when I'm supposed to be gymming, sorry, but there's no way I'm missing leg day. Maybe that's why no one wants to hang out with me anymore...

People who don't re-rack their 40kg weights are my arch nemesis. I'm not super-girl (yet) so put them back yourself, dude!

If someone is in an area I need I will just use the treadmill or the Wattbike until they have moved. Of course, this can make my workout 20 minutes longer than what it needs to be...I'm just too stubborn to do another routine.

I have never checked myself out in the mirror so much in my life. Yes, a lot of the time it's so that I can make sure my form is right, but sometimes after I do squats or hip thrusts I'm like "Did it work?"

I stand there and properly arrange the weight shelf. I don't know how people get it so wrong, but sometimes the differing weights get all mixed up and I just have to put them back properly. Even the 20kg ones.

I have to give myself massages. My running actually makes my toning work difficult because it tenses all my muscles, especially my shoulders. My PT has helped me with my target areas so now before bed I had to use a ball and foam roller to relax.

I will clean up the equipment left by other people. You'd be surprised how messy a bunch of adults can be and I always make a point of putting my own stuff back. I don't want the personal trainers thinking we are all a bunch of toddlers, so anyway I can help out, I will.

You'd think my body would be used to all the work. right? Nope. People who work out regularly are always sore! You're constantly challenging yourself and getting back into a routine, so your body recovers only to get pushed again. But it's the most satisfying kind of pain and without it I would struggle to know if I'm working the right muscles.

I'm guilty of dancing in the showers. I can still hear the music blasting from the gym and I can't help myself!


And there we go! I'm not sure what kind of picture I'm painting of myself, but I hope you found that entertaining and/or relatable! Being a gym-bunny is definitely a lifestyle in itself, and I love it!

Do you have any funny gym/fitness habits?
Steph x.


8 comments :

  1. Loved this! I sure got to know more about you, haha. It's so kind of you to clean up after others and re-arrange the weights. A lot of people just forget or are too lazy to put everything back to their place and I am sure trainers appreciate it. Also, I find it very inspiring that you are so passionate about working out, it's admirable :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Yay, I'm glad you liked it! They actually do, it really bothers my PT so I do it for him lol Thanks so much! That means a lot : )
      Steph x.

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  2. As a fellow gym bunny, I feel like I can relate to all of these points! My gym is 24/7 and if I'm doing a late night session where I don't need to rush home from, I make sure to go around and ensure the whole place is properly organised before I go home haha
    Megan x meguana.co.uk

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    1. Awesome! I'm so glad I'm not the only one : ) I love people like you who do that! I'm sure your gym appreciates it.
      Steph x.

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  3. Who haven't dance in the shower! i does it all the time because I always put on shower music! Nice post xo

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    1. Thanks! I think we all do it : )
      Steph x.

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  4. Haha, this post is so spot on! I totally agree with everything you've written here! Ever since joining the gym almost two years ago, I've never gone less than three times a week (usually four or five) - it's just so addictive and I love it. The most fun is seeing what other people wear to the gym! So far I've seen a wooly hat, thigh-high boots, and denim shorts!!
    Nicole xx
    Ginger Kitchen

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    1. I'm so glad you agree! It's so awesome that you love the gym as much as me! OMG really? Thigh-high boots?? What a sight that must have been. I never understand when people wear hats to the gym, I see it all the time.
      Thanks for such a lovely comment!
      Steph x.

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