So I recently signed up at Virgin Active. You know, gym? That place with the heavy stuff and the people in sweaty grey tops? Well, that’s what I think of when I hear the word gym. In the good ol’ days it was that thing most people thought of but didn’t actually do, so I never felt guilty for not going. Until very recently… I was sitting in my room, eating a full slab of chocolate and my fitness-freak brother walked in with his gym gear and gave me the OMG-are-you-eating-a-whole-slab? look. After much debate with myself, I put the slab down, (OK I finished the slab) and then decided to join the gym and not feel guilty when I eat chocolate.
Reasons why I joined the gym and the benefits
My skin always looks better when I’m in exercise mode
I get to strengthen my otherwise fragile muscles
Exercising releases endorphins (Happy Hormones)
Immune system is strengthened. No more flu for me fother-muckers.
It’s been scientifically proven that you sleep better after exercise
I’ll be able to climb a full flight of stairs without panting like a thirsty dog
Lowered risk of getting diabetes
Toned arms, shapely legs. Hello, nurse!
I’ll eat how I want and justify it by saying ‘Please, I gym.’