10 "First Week Back At The Gym" Feels
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10 "First Week Back At The Gym" Feels

We, the gym regulars, feel your pain.

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10 "First Week Back At The Gym" Feels
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The new year is in full swing, and so are all of the fitness New Year's resolutions. With this comes the unreasonably overcrowded campus gyms that discourage people from working out simply because of the crowds and lines. It makes people who work out on a regular basis feel like "one of those people" lumped in with having the short-lived resolution that will soon die (hopefully), when in reality we are the ones hurting when the gym is packed.

1. Why are you standing behind me for my elliptical?

It is probably the most annoying feeling to have someone breathing down your neck which you're just trying to get an efficient workout in.

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2. Weights–forget it.

So many people waiting in line to use the weight machines gives me anxiety-it's not something that can be rushed.

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3. Is it even worth going to wait in the line at the White Building?

Why do I have to wait? It's not like I don't have other places to be or anything.

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4. Constantly panning the room to scope out the next open machine...

Most people hit at least two or three machines at the gym. When space is limited, a free machine is like fresh meat that is very hard to find. Your eyes have to stay peeled for openings at all times.

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5. Feeling pressured to finish as people wait for the treadmills...

The line is unreal for the treadmills at the White Building, this is a known fact even when it isn't New Year's resolution season.

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6. Wondering when the surge will end...

When can I start getting back into the rhythm I had all last semester?

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7. Wondering if you should have left bed for this...

The answer is always to stay in bed when conditions are this crowded.

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8. Altering your regime because there is no room...

I guess one machine for twenty minutes will do. It's not like we all had other plans for ourselves or anything.

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9. Giving up and leaving early...

Cya! Leaving out of frustrating is totally acceptable at this point.

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10. Waiting until it frees up in February...

February is only a few weeks away! Stay strong.

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