When you think of exercise you often think of a perfect Instagram image – toned legs jogging down a long stretch of road with a sunset in the background, top end head phones and not one drop of sweat.
But then there’s the real version – beetroot red face, Niagara Falls running down your back, blisters on your feet, no sunrise or sunset to admire, and some problems with bodily jiggles – like your boobs bouncing around.
Don’t get me wrong. I love exercising. But I – like many women before me – love the idea of exercising more.
When I do drag myself out of bed, put my sturdy sports bra on, slip into my lycra and start jogging, jumping or pumping iron I have the same thoughts as every other woman.
These are the 6 thoughts that every woman has when she exercises.
Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by Berlei. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
1. “Make it stop, make it stop, make it stop.”
When you’re about one minute into your epic fitness routine you are DYING. Yep, 30 seconds in you’re thinking – “I love these endorphins”. And next minute you just want it to end. It feels like the longest hour of your life.
2. “Totally having dessert.”
You’ve been squatting so hard you’re hoping to rival Kim K’s butt by the end of the session. And you’ve been secretly competing against the guy on the treadmill next to you who seems to have the stamina of Flashman. While you’re slowly dying on the fast moving machine, you decide that you WILL be having dessert tonight. You deserve it.
3. “Can’t breathe – must be having a heart attack.”
You are well and truly into your workout by now, and you are killing it. All of a sudden you start feeling slightly short of breath. Oh no wait, really short of breath. Actually you can’t breathe. You may be having a heart attack – you should probably stop now.