The Gym: The Final Frontier
Monday, September 29, 2008
I just joined a gym last week and purchased a package of personal training sessions. This isn't my first time joining a gym or having personal training. It does take a lot of mental energy and internal negotiations to get into workout mode. Basically, I have gym anxiety. It does wear off over time but the beginning is really tough. It breaks down into two issues:
1) I do not want to be injured. I have so many health issues, I need to be careful that I have qualified personal trainers and I also need to speak up if something hurts. I don't want to spend two months in physical therapy like last time.
2) I do not want to be treated like a dumb, lazy fatty. There's enough of that attitude out in the world. I don't need that attitude while I am trying to get healthier.
So far so good with point #1 with my new gym. I did encounter a condescending asshole trainer. Gee, I can tell my trainer to increase my reps or weight lifting? I had no idea, I am just a dumb fatty who sits on a couch and eats cookies all day. Argh! I'm just going to avoid him and ask to never be assigned to him.