15 Struggles You'll Understand If You Want to Be Fit But Hate Working Out

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For some people, working out is more of a necessity than an enjoyable activity. I am one of those people. I want to get fit and be in shape. However, there's just the exhaustion, excessive sweating and sporadic crying that typically go along with it. If you'd rather stay at home eating chips in bed than hit the gym with a green smoothie, this list is for you.

1. You sweat profusely through every form of exercise

2.  Going to the gym regularly is an intimidating experience 

3. Participating in workout classes makes you feel ridiculously uncoordinated

4. Time seems to slow down whenever you do cardio, and you check the clock constantly until you're finally done

5. You haven't been able to master the "healthy glow" that so many girls seem to have after they've exercised 

6. You don't have the strongest willpower to stay consistent with healthy eating AND exercise 

7. Sleeping, eating and watching Netflix will always be more appealing to you 

8. Using new fitness machines is always a gamble 

9. You're constantly paranoid about being judged at the gym 

10. Replicating YouTube workout tutorials is never as easy as it looks 

11. You feel exhausted after five minutes of effort 

12. Exercising gives you absolutely no joy 

13. Weightlifting anything heavier than five pounds is a struggle 

14. You expect to see results immediately and want to give up when you don't see them

15. You've dabbled in every kind of fitness trend there is, desperately hoping to find something you enjoy 

At the end of the day, though, if there's a Starbucks within walking distance of a gym, I'll keep my complaining to a minimum. 

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Emily is a twenty-something third-year student majoring in English and History. She has a passion for writing, internet-famous cats, and melodramatic books. Her Instagram is @emilywaitson.