Joining The Gym & Fitness Goals

The words 'I've joined a gym' are words that I would never have guessed would have been coming out of my mouth. If you'd told me even just a month ago that I'd be a fully fledged gym-goer then I'd have laughed in your face. (Not really, that would be a bit rude). I know a lot of people may hit the gym like mad after Christmas, but during that time I decided to start exercising at home instead. Since January, I have been working on Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and also her Yoga Meltdown at home. However I didn't find myself having much motivation to continue with these and I soon got bored. I decided to look into joining a gym as I want to improve my fitness levels and tone up certain areas. I refuse to focus on my weight and I don't weigh myself, I'm going on fitness levels only.

If you're reading this and thinking 'What a lovely story (!) but I can't think of anything worse than going to the gym' - then that was me too! I was so nervous about going and the hardest part for me was actually making a phone call to enquire about joining up. Once the hardest part was out of the way, I was then given a little tour of the gym and shown the different equipment and rooms. I am lucky that I feel comfortable enough to do this now as I know I wouldn't have had the confidence to do this previously - let alone do it on my own! If you are fancying joining a gym or an exercise class then I would recommend taking a friend or family member as you can spur each other on and offer your support. I have only been a member for just a week now, but I do feel it has made me feel more motivated to get fit and actually enjoy exercise. Tomorrow morning at 6.30am, I'm going to my first ever spinning class, so if you're interested to hear how that goes then let me know! I'm also looking into doing Yoga and Pilates classes. My current motivation for getting fit is to improve my health and diet (I'm now covered in mouth ulcers and two lovely spots on my face) and to look good in that bikini for when I go to Florida! I've begun to make small changes to my diet such as brown bread over white and I'm making a conscious effort to eat more fruit and veg and also picked up some vitamins too.
Apologies if this post has bored you half to death, I just wanted to do something a little different x
Do you go to the gym? Would you? x

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  1. Oooh good luck for your spinning class :) I used to spin and it's great fun (so, so hard though!)
    I really need motivation to get back into excercise but I feel like I'm so busy all of the time that I can never fit it in. I know that's a terrible attitude to have and I need to change that soon I think!
    I'm holding a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to check it out -
    Daniela xo

  2. I made the decision to become healthier this time last year. Luckily I have a treadmill, cross trainer and a multi-gym in my garage so I didn't have to sign up to a gym, although a gym environment is much more motivating. I really have noticed a difference in my health and fitness and now look forward to going for a run (something I never thought I would say). Good luck x


  3. I'm lucky enough to have a few bits of gym equipment at home, but I struggle to find motivation and I promised myself I would be a lot fitter for my holiday in April, isn't looking good so far ;) but I do think I'd like to join the gym sometime in the future! Well done for going x


  4. Good Luck! You'll do fine as long as you think about being healthy and that beach bod you'll have when your done ^_^ It helps to switch up the workouts with other stuff like running on the beach, cycling class, horseback riding, etc.
    ~Makaela at

  5. i've joined gym recentlly just for the classes i enjoy my yoga class of all!

  6. I really want to join the gym! Just like you tho I'm a bit nervous haha xx

  7. Aw good for you! The gym is awesome and I miss it alot. With having pets to feed and a house to run I simply can't afford the luxuory of going and tried the at home methods too...with the exact same outcome as you.
    Lots of luck and I hope you stick at it.

    Best wishes,