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19 Stages Everyone Goes Through Joining The Gym

You can do it! Maybe.

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1. You've been thinking about joining the gym for months, but never quite got around to it.

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2. And then one day you bite the bullet and do it. It can't be THAT bad, right?

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3. Before you know it, you've signed on the dotted line for a brand new you.

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4. But then there's a wave of regret when you realise you just made a financial commitment to REGULAR EXERCISE.

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5. You're in total denial that you could ever be a gym person.

6. And the regret hits you so damn hard when you try and get up early for a morning workout.

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7. You forget your towel on the first day. Obviously.

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8. And spend the next hour being totally baffled by the array of machines.

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9. In fact, the treadmill is the only thing in the whole room that looks even vaguely familiar...

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10. ...but then this happens.

11. You sit on a machine for a while and hope nobody notices you're not actually doing anything.

12. Then you lift 5kg and are so. Fucking. Happy.

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13. But then ten seconds later, you look to your left and see a buff dude lifting 50kg like it's NBD.

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14. Not to mention all the other super-fit people.

15. WHO ALL HAVE REALLY NICE GYM CLOTHES.

16. You feel like an outcast for the next few weeks...

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17. ...but start to actually understand how some of the machines work.

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18. And then you can lift a little bit more, and run for a little bit longer, and even last an entire Zumba class without collapsing.

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19. And before you know it, you're a gym junkie doling out death stares to newbies who forget their towels.

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