Working out is not always a chore

Kate Livingstone

Kate Livingstone

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It dawned on me earlier this week that there’s only three months until Christmas. That means there’s only three months to get gorgeous before the Christmas party.

So, as this realisation hit me, I thought it was about time I get my workout gear on and get back into the swing of things at the gym.

I booked a personal training session to give me the kick start I needed but I arrived early so thought I would use the time to get reacquainted with some of the equipment. Thankfully it was nice and quiet and I had my pick of the treadmills. As much as I can’t stand jogging on the spot like a hamster in a wheel, it does give the best results.

So there I was, listening to some motivational music and feeling the burn as they say, when I became ever so slightly distracted by a rather dishy personal trainer. Now, I know it’s a cliché to fancy the gym instructor but my goodness, this was something quite extraordinary.

As the time for my appointment approached, I saw him waiting by the reception and of course, it was him who I was booked in with.

He gave me a well thought out exercise programme, persuaded me to try out his spin class next week and was ever so charming. It’s just a shame he’s probably half my age. If only I lived in Hollywood where this would be perfectly normal!

As I got to grips with the resistance machines he had selected for me to use, I felt my confidence increasing by the minute.

One of the machines was occupied so I had to wait a few minutes. The young man using the leg press was gazing lovingly into his own eyes and taking his sweet time to finish his routine. I tried not to make it too obvious I was waiting but come on, there’s plenty of mirrors elsewhere!

I finished my workout and got to my favourite part, the jacuzzi.

I tried to make it worth my while and did a few laps of the pool first but 20 minutes in the sauna and jacuzzi are most definitely the highlight of the whole ordeal. Well, apart from the trainer maybe.

Every time I go back to the gym, I always wonder why I fell out of the routine.

It gives you a sort of break from real life and allows you to really focus on yourself. Although it may seem like an effort beforehand, it’s like most things in life, The thought is usually worse than the reality.