Apr 16 2012
We’ve all read articles about gym etiquette and the most annoying types of people we encounter at the gym. Hell I’ve written a few of those myself and no matter how many I read, they always seem to hit home.
But what I want to talk about today are some of the things I started noticing about myself while in attendance at the gym. Things that I honestly never thought I’d be thinking. And some stuff I never thought I’d be doing.
Fact is, it just ain’t like it used to be anymore….
Some of these Kids are Half My Age
The gym I go to has a ton of high school kids who are on their football team. And I happen to go at the exact time these little punks are there. Here I am at the age of 33 not even realizing that most of them are literally half my age! I just can’t fathom that right now. In my head I’m seeing the workouts they do, matching myself up. Fact is, I just can’t do that anymore. They’re kids and I’m a grown man who hurts, and hurts dearly if I go too heavy or screw something up.
Do I really Dress This Way Now?
There are times I catch myself in the mirror and realize that I am in fact 33. It’s the subtle things like not caring if my socks are higher. Sometimes my shirt is a little short, or too long. I’ll find my hair to be a mess. When I was younger, going to the gym was like going to a bar. Now I just don’t give a rats ass. And I know that only comes with age.
I Can’t Believe I’m Stretching
Not only can’t I believe that I’m stretching but I know that if I don’t I will most certainly get injured. As a young man I could go through two hours of an intense workout, not stretch, and really not be affected. Now? Not even a remote chance of that happening.
Yup, I’m Done for the Day
There were times when I would push through injury at the gym. Pain didn’t mean a thing. But now? Now I know better. Now the slightest tweak will cause me to halt my workout and get right the hell home. It’s not that I want to do this. It’s just that I know better. In all honesty it sucks but it’s the right thing to do.
Younger Girls Know How Old I Am
This is probably the biggest killer of them all. Yeah sure some of the 50 year old women will look at me but I really miss the days when looking at a younger girl was legal. Now I feel like I’m just a perverted old man. I mean hell. Most of these chicks are around 17-24 so yeah, I guess I am a perv to them. Man that sucks.
Even More Uncoachable Stuff
- Five Things I Just Can’t and Shouldn’t Do in the Gym Anymore
- 5 Lifestyle Changes I Never Thought I’d Make after 30
- Four Reasons Why You Loved Hotels as a Kid but Can’t Now
- Do You Think You Can Break Through In Your Career?
- 5 Crappy Physical Things That Start To Happen at 30