• I don't know when exactly in time people started getting into fitness as a lifestyle
• I think our generation is among the most fitness-oriented generations thus far
I am so embarrassed about what I am about to tell you.
It’s not even a big deal or something to be embarrassed about, but to me, personally, it is an embarrassing thing to say.
Don’t laugh at me or judge me.
You see, I have this very strong urge to start working out.
Why is this embarrassing for me?
Because I have spent almost my entire life trying to resist new trends and everything being shoved at us from our screens these days.
I almost pride myself in not conforming to what is considered the norm. At least not all the time.
But pride almost always comes before you fall flat on your behind.
A few weeks ago, I noticed that I have been sitting down for almost five hours straight every day.
If you know about these things, you will know they can wreak havoc on your back, not to mention what they can do to your level of productivity.
Then I started getting this little limp in my walk, especially going upstairs.
Actually, back in 2019, I had a doctor suggest to me that I should get some calcium supplements, but being the stubborn person I am, I never got round to doing that.
Maybe I'm just starting to show signs of old age.
Anyway, I decided that I needed to get myself moving again, one way or another.
The only viable option I have at the moment is getting myself enrolled in a gym and getting to work.
As I have explained, being the snob that I am, I frown upon any trend that influencers and whatnot put on our screens.
That includes the gym life and getting that dream body you have always wanted.
I wish I paid close attention to such things so I could tell when exactly in time people started getting into fitness as a lifestyle.
I love history, and I think that posterity would love to read about how this phenomenon began.
From what I have perceived from my own observations, our generation is among the most fitness-oriented generations so far.
So many of my friends are working out at least once every week.
If they are not in the gym, they are running in the mornings or evenings or walking to work or hiking every weekend, or running 5km races every other month.
Did my parents have friends who worked out at all? Not that I can recall.
I think it has become a luxury that we are normalising, and that our parents were too busy to even fathom.
They were more concerned about owning homes (because they were cheaper back then, let’s be honest) than being fit and healthy.
Today, all your favourite influencers are gym goers, and everyone you follow online also goes to the gym.
At least that’s the way it is in my case.
Everywhere I look, I just see people in gyms working out, so I just figured it wouldn't hurt if I joined the fad and became part of the community.
So now, I’m on the hunt for a great gym.
Preferably in my area. And in my price range.
If I can't find a good gym, maybe I'll start running or jogging, but that is very unlikely because it's not like it's a life-or-death situation. Yet.