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100 Days of My Youth (Day 39): At the Gym

At only 23 years, I look like I’ve fathered 3 children already. I’m fat, amorphous and disgustingly ugly when I wear a fitting T-shirt. Just about 3 years ago, I was a malnourished poorly fed wacko with vivid collar bones. I wouldn’t even dare get in a fight with anyone as evidently I’d lose the fight without even lifting a finger.

However, I’ve since burst out in both weight and mass. I’ve suddenly grown a tummy that has had me explain always why I’m broke yet I look “rich”. Why I don’t have children yet I look old already. I’ve also had to constantly tell people that my age is actually my actual age. Phew!

My belly is significantly big and grows each day that goes by, Yuck! Could be the ‘good life’ that I never had and now that I somehow do have it, I’ve forgotten about just how I’ve turned out to look like in a bid to pay back.

I’ve been ridiculed often times by some of my bosses, friends and aqantacies because of my bursting weight. Some comments about my weight really hit me hard while I simply laugh of the others. I’m used to the whole mambo jambo anyway.

To try and make sense of it all, I’ve tried to hit the Gym. On about five attempts, I’ve paid for gym membership at different gyms and somehow I drill for about a few weeks or days and never go back. I suddenly stop going and even remove it to my to-do list. I also stop checking on my diet and this has been greatly been attributed to stress, fatigue and depression which most of my friends can’t really understand.

For the times I’ve gone and given up on gym, I’ve learnt that there’s more to gym than just paying a lump sum for membership. Gym is all about dedication, focus and above all purpose.

If you walk into the doors of a gym without a plan backed by a self filled with dedication and focus then you’ll be simply there to take photos and just post for whoever cares that you’re in the gym and soon you’ll get bored with everything.

Gym can get really cliche, boring and such a lag. If all this gets to you, you’ll stroll away slowly, you’ll catch excuses not to go to the gym and if you give in easily, boom, it’s a wrap for you!

To finally get rid of that extra fat, the pathetic belly, an unfit self, you need quite a lot to see results coming from your gym sessions and to make your membership check worth it!

Damn, fuck being fat, it sucks!

“Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.” ~ Thoreau

I blog for believers, spirited optimists, and ambitious movers. I am writing to build a home that will be filled with Ideas & Inspiration.

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