Me? Fit? Errr… No

Well I have been going to the gym for a week now. And can I just say, that it’s not fun and I don’t want to play anymore. Actually that’s a lie. It was never fun and I never really wanted to play. But I still don’t want to play anymore.

Going to the gym is hell. I swear to god. Some masochist out there one day sat down and thought to himself (yes I say himself because it can only be a male who thought of the whole gym thing) and thought, how can I cause people immense pain, while still making money? And he came upon this great idea of creating a thing called a gym. We go to these gyms, we pay these gyms good money (and a lot of it too I might add), and then what do we get in return? Pain. Now I don’t know, I’m sure that there are places in this world where you can go to get pain (think S&M), but I’m pretty sure that these places are illegal. So how do gyms stay in business? It’s a question worth pondering I tell you.

So I went to the gym on Saturday morning. Got up at the ungodly hour of 7:30am on a Saturday (as if that wasn’t punishment enough), and went to the gym for an 8:00am appointment. There I was introduced to the weights. Oh now these things are NOT my friends. Hell I even like the swingy thing (or as I keep getting told at the gym – it’s not a swingy thing Tina, it’s a Cross Trainer. I now affectionately refer to it as the leg swingy from hell punisher thingy), yes I like the leg swingy thing so much better than the weights. It causes much less pain. And I don’t like pain.

I know I shouldn’t complain, because this is all in the name of good health and fitness, but god, isn’t there an easier way to do this? Anyway, went to the gym early Saturday, did the weights and oh yes, then the real fun began. I had to do a fitness test! I can now officially announce – I AM NOT FIT….. Here are my results:

Height = 170cm Weight = Too much  
Step ups per 30 seconds
(Left foot)
Step ups per 30 seconds
(Right foot)
Push ups
(as many as possible in 60 seconds)
Sit ups
(as many as possible in 60 seconds)
KM’s on the bike in 5 minutes 2.4
*I think it was 24. My head was spinning pretty badly after all those sit ups, I can’t really remember what she said

Yeah my results really weren’t that good or impressive.  But I have to do it again in 8 weeks to see if I have improved.  I certainly hope I can do more than 8 push ups.  They were a killer.  On the plus side I get to see my personal trainer for the first time tomorrow.  So let’s see what punishment she has in store for me….