Be you but better – hard times at the gym/ 17.04.11

As I write this post I can feel every single muscle in my entire body because they are all making my body hurt. This is the result of not going to the gym for a week, and then returning to do a 2 hour session completely pushing myself to the limit. I mean I know that the body needs some time to build itself up after a period of relative inactivity, but I honestly did not think that by being away from the gym for a week I would cause myself so much pain.

Anyway as I sit there cycling away on the bike machine I see these words stuck up on the wall of my gym: “A better you starts with a better body”. With my heart pounding in my chest and sweat slowly making its way down the side of my face I get a bit of encouragement to push myself through the uncomfortable feeling exercise seems to always arise in me. My body does not feel like cycling for 30 minutes but I know that in the long run it will be better for me. In fact the strange thing is, when I am not at the gym for sometime I get withdrawal symptoms and can physically and emotionally feel that I need to shake my body up. I get slightly irritated and uptight, I am unable to think as clearly and creatively and just feel fat. Even though it doesn’t feel like it when you are doing it, exercise is great.

Get to it!



About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: My literature blog: NMx
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