Going to the Gym: Expectations vs. Reality

The new school year brings new resolutions, one of the most popular being to start frequenting the gym again. How hard can it be to make it to the gym every single day, work out as hard as you can and look cute while doing it? A lot harder than you remember. If you're like us, your gym-going expectations don't always match up with reality.

Expectation

You're going to wear cute neon lululemon from head to toe and strut right into the gym.

Reality

You end up crawling there in a grimy T-shirt and your brother's old basketball shorts.

Expectation

You're going to run five miles on the treadmill and then maybe three more.

Reality

You do 15 minutes on the elliptical, one sit-up and a burpee, and then you order delivery on your way out.

Expectation

Today is the day you're going to find the love of your life, and you're almost positive he'll be weight-training.

Reality

You only spot one cute guy, and he doesn’t even glance your way.

Expectation

You're not going to sweat; you're going to ~*~glisten~*~

Reality

You're soaking wet and really regretting wearing a gray T-shirt.

Expectation

You're going to go to the gym at least five times a week.

Reality

Walking to class counts as exercise, right?

Expectation

You're going to hit up the gym with friends who motivate you to keep going.

Reality

You hit up the gym with friends who convince you to leave halfway through to get nachos.

Expectation

No makeup needed; your all-natural workout glow is beautiful as is.

Reality

*Walks by a mirror* “Is that a troll?”

Expectation

You're going to listen to a kickass playlist to motivate you.

Reality

You forgot to charge your iPod, so you're forced to watch the news on the TV two machines away.

Expectation

“Phew, that was a strenuous workout. I must've burned about 1,000 calories.”

Reality

Treadmill: 124 calories burned

“...Damn.”