Tuesday, 21 April 2009

I’m getting physical

Let’s get physical (physical). I wanna get physical.

I just enrolled in a gym. Oh let me correct that – we enrolled in a gym. Separately, of course.

Harley did it first. (Sssh, don’t tell him I told you because this is supposed to be our little secret - haha!). I followed suit because it was a challenge I could not ignore. When he announced he's joining a health club I started imagining that if I didn't start going to a gym too the guests would say on our wedding “Wow, ang swerte naman ng bride!” (Wow, the bride is so lucky!). Yikes, no! I don’t want that to happen. Although really, in all honesty, without a doubt I am very lucky of Harley, but my pride just want him to be luckier to have me =P

The first day at the gym was interesting. The first sight that greeted when I entered the locker room was a girl wearing just a bra on her top, drying her hair. I just couldn’t help noticing her ample bosom and seemingly slim waist relative to her bosom. After changing to my gym getup, I bumped into another girl who came from the direction of the pool. She was just wearing a conservative two-piece but the simplicity accentuated her assets – well rounded butt and more than D cup. I went out of the locker feeling weird, self-concious that compared to them I seemed under-developed. I couldn't help myself praying for a second puberty!

The gym, Virgin Active, is the best gym I have ever been to. (Though I haven’t tried Gold’s Gym yet, been only to Slimmer’s World and Fitness First in the Philippines). There are enough equipments for everybody that even during peak hours no one is left twiddling his/her thumbs, queuing for someone to finish using an equipment. I personally observed this yesterday evening. One of the personal trainer said Mondays and Tuesdays after work are the gym’s busiest when most members rush to the gym, anxious to burn all the excess food and booze they consumed over the weekend.


It’s pricey – as expected here in UK. Good thing I was given the discounted rate as our company is a corporate partner. One thing I really like about the membership that I’ve got is that it’s very flexible. I can cancel it. No x-months minimum membership required, yipee! Never again will I fall into another Fitness First trap.

What really lured me into this gym is the pool. There’s a pool, wohoo! I have not tried it yet because I still have to buy a swimming cap (Where art thou, my dear swimming cap?). I am really excited to swim again. It’s been 5 years since I last practiced (not counting the beach holidays) and now that my asthma is gone I am hoping to improve my mediocre skills. Oh you know not just managing to float and spend most of the time clutching the pool’s edge, but really, do proper swimming.


The pool is for both women and men. Being petite/short compared to people here, I think I should start practicing holding my head up high lest I notice something that should not be noticed =P

Another thing I also like is that they have a separate gymnasium for women only, complete with the gym equipments women fancy using. So if you like some peace and quiet or just find the loud grunts of men outdoing themselves in weightlifting distracting, this is the place for you.

I am very much looking forward to the dance lessons, which reminds me I have to check the schedules after posting this :)

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