40 Thoughts Of A Gym-Rat Rookie
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40 Thoughts Of A Gym-Rat Rookie

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40 Thoughts Of A Gym-Rat Rookie

I have to admit, I’m not as big of a rookie as I lead others to believe. I attend the gym daily and really do enjoy working out and learning how to do new exercises. But by no means is my Instagram account covered in gym selfies captioned with advice on how to look good naked, #fitfam. I never participate in #bulkingseason on purpose and wouldn’t know how to use half of the machines if it weren’t for the instructions on them. I try my best to be the next Kayla Itsines, but I lack self-control around pizza and cookies. Overall, I’m your average gym-going gal who is just trying to fight the college pounds and stay healthy for future years. That being said, my thoughts at the gym tend to get pretty “basic.”


  1. I hope the gym isn’t packed.
  2. I hope I don’t see anyone I know.
  3. My hair is a mess and I don’t feel like talking.
  4. *Checks in at front desk while avoiding eye contact with the employee.*
  5. Okay, today is back and biceps.
  6. Of course, why wouldn’t there be a bunch of boys exactly where I need to be. Great.
  7. Alright, just blend in, act like you know what you’re doing.
  8. “Resting Bitch Face” shows confidence and implies that I know what I’m doing, right?
  9. *Refers to phone for workout plan.*
  10. Crap, I can’t do a pull-up to save my life.
  11. Literally, if my life was in danger and could be saved by only one pull-up, I would die.
  12. Assisted pull-ups it is!
  13. This man behind me is definitely making fun of me.
  14. He’s judging my form, I know it.
  15. Whatever, he’s not even cute, so I don’t care.
  16. K, finally done. Onto the next workout!
  17. How much weight should I be lifting?
  18. Should I be documenting how much weight I use each week?
  19. Probably, but I don’t care that much.
  20. Wow, her shoes are really cute.
  21. I’m going to shop online for new sneakers and gym attire when I get home.
  22. New workout clothes always give me the motivation to exercise.
  23. I can smell my deodorant. #sweaty #productive #gainz
  24. I’ll never understand people who can wear watches or glasses at the gym.
  25. Her arms are really toned, maybe I should do that workout.
  26. I’ll wait until she walks away though so she doesn’t know I’m copying her.
  27. I’M HUNGRY.
  28. Okay now, that’s a cute boy.
  29. And here I am, looking like a sweaty troll.
  30. Why can’t I do JUST cardio everyday?
  31. Lol, I hate cardio.
  32. When will food that makes you skinny and toned be invented.
  33. Seriously though, the gym makes me really hungry.
  34. How am I this out of breath!?
  35. I hope this machine I’m using is clean.
  36. I feel like the other people who go here are my friends considering I see the same people every day.
  37. I wonder if they recognize me every day?
  38. Better not outfit-repeat then.
  39. *Finishes up last workout.*
  40. Sometimes I feel like I don’t spend a long enough time at the gym, but it’s about quality, not quantity, right? Whatever, see ya tomorrow.

I know I should be more concentrated on my workouts and technique while I’m at the gym, but it’s more entertaining to people-watch and let my thoughts wander.

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