This may well shock you.
You may need to sit down.
I have something quite worrying to admit to you, and it may well alter any opinion of me that you have of me.
It might just scare you a little.
But please – stay calm. Don’t be setting up any of those pay pal appeals for me or plaster the Internet with links to my site to show your concern. It might sound bad. It might sound awful.
But really, I’m going to be fine. I can get through this.
However, there is a truth I need to share with you.
A side of me that up until now I have never properly revealed. Oh I’ve joked about it; I’ve discussed it in a non committal way a few times. I’ve mocked it. I’ve never truly been able to admit it though.
Today I will.
Today I can say something that I’ve never said before, and never thought that I would.
I’m shaking as I type – I almost think I would find it easier to ‘come out’ to my Dad than admit this to you lot!
Okay – I’m ready.
My name is Glen, I’m 39 and although it is now comfortably February – I am still going to the gym!
There I said it.
Not only that but… I think I actually like it.
Did I just say that?
I think I do – I think I quite enjoy going! I think I quite enjoy how much different I’m already feeling, I think I like the confidence that I’m starting to get on the machines. It is possible that I’m currently on Alpha Centauri and an Alien is hiding in my body – it seems more likely than the truth that I otherwise have to face.
It makes me feel sick to say it – but it is just possible that I like exercising. Hopefully it is just a phase.
Oh my God – I haven’t had a Dominos in 2011- AND THIS DOES NOT BOTHER ME! (Prezzo doesn’t count) What kind of mixed up, sick world am I living in?
I started going to the gym upon returning to work in January, just like everyone else, and I was happy with this. I knew that I would go there for two or three weeks, and that would be me done for the year. I’m always confident that two weeks working out a year is more than enough to maintain my buff physique. Something has gone wrong.
I forgot to stop.
Now I’m in my 2nd month – ON THE TROT! At least three days a week – often more!
If that isn’t bad enough I have to report some very worrying side effects. Really, this is troubling.
While I’ve been doing all this foolish running about – I’ve been wasting my calories. Oh I know it’s my own fault – I’ve been stupid, I should have paid more attention. Somehow, somewhere, I appear to have lost one whole Stone – that’s 14Lbs, or just over 6 Kilos depending on how you look at it! I can’t believe I’ve been so careless!
I just hope I can plug the leak – and fast, otherwise I’m going to wind up needing to buy new trousers.