Going to the Gym: Expectations VS Reality


There are new year resolutions, then there are saving money resolutions and then there are going to the gym resolutions. Out of the three, ‘going to the gym resolutions’ are the toughest. We’ve all become a part of the rat race. The gym expectations VS reality feature tells you WHY.

The first thing a ‘first-time gym goer’ does is google stuff like how to start a gym workout‘, ‘tips for going to the gym for the first time‘, ‘what to do at the gym beginner‘, etc. But, how long do they really follow the recommended regime?

1. How You Think You Look

Expectations: I’ll look like Salman Khan in a few days. Yayay!

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Reality: I don’t want to look like Rajpal Yadav. *starts crying*

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2. A Gym A Day

Expectations: I’ll go to the gym every day from now. EVERY DAY means every day!

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RealityThe picture below captures the real emotion:

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3. Number of Work Out Hours

Expectations: I’ll exercise for 2 hours straight today. Thinks *I’ll make sure those abs show today itself*

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Reality: It is just half an hour and I am already tired. Time to go home *massive eye roll*

4. Mom, Did I Lose Some Weight?

Expectations: Yes beta, I can see some difference. Way to go baby!

Reality: OMG! You are looking like Kareena Kapoor already. No need to go to the gym anymore. Aaloo Paranthas?

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5. Leg Day Trauma

Expectations: I shall be able to take the pain. Oh C’mon, it is just one day.

Reality: I am dying. Is there a self-killing suicide machine somewhere here?

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6. After a week

Expectations: I am motivated AF. Never backing out.

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Reality: Super Hard!

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7. The Song I Sing Post WorkOut

Expectations: I won’t eat any junk  – just fruits and proteins.

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Reality: Give me all the freaking junk in the world. Pizzas, Burgers, and shiz.

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8. Using the machines

Expectations: They are just machines and I’ll be a pro at this….imma so sure.

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RealityHow the hell do you even move this!!? What do you do with this? Where do I put this?

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9. Clothes

Expectations: So many clothes for the gym. Every day would be a new legging day.

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Reality: One blue legging and one t-shirt. Hasn’t been washed since like forever.

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10. At Work – Gym Expectations VS Reality

Expectations: Everybody would notice the new lean body.

Reality: What body? What thin? You are still fat as fuck.

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Following a workout program and going to the gym ain’t easy. Are you going to the gym every day. Or, are you like us? Let us know in the comment section below.

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