New thing update…

Good morning πŸ™‚

I thought I would give you all an update on my new august thing… you know the thing…the one that scared me… you know…this one…
https://midsummer365project.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/another-new-thing-for-august/

the one that looked like this… and involved me meeting new people all on my own!
maxWell, I went on friday as I said I would, to meet with the guy that runs it… I was slightly later than anticipated because things always take me longer than I think they will!

SO that was the first hurdle to get over…I had anticipated getting there for about 3:30-4 pm and I actually didn’t get there until 5:30…

no excuses
especially none as lame as I was later than I thought to something that had no fixed time :-/

OK to normal people this doesn’t sound like an insurmountable hurdle, but when faced with scary things it sometimes doesn’t take much to act as an excuse. But I remembered that I would have to answer to you guys if I didn’t go, an I am not about excuses any more so I got myself into my car and set off! After all the guy had said come down any time…

so after a tiny bit of getting lost I made it and it looked like this:

IMG_8240[1]which I have to admit was a teeny bit off-putting, but I was there by then so I couldn’t just turn round and go home!

So in I went…and stood about looking lost until someone helped me and introduced me to the guy I was looking for…the office area was not immediately obvious I have to say… but he showed me the gym which was small but full of lifting stuff and strongman stuff and not a treadmill to be seen (instant plus in my books). The chap I spoke to, called Matt was friendly and explained how the gym works, all the sessions are run like classes but everyone is doing different things tailored to their own goals. I am not yet sure how this works but will find out. The really good thing about this is that they limit the number of people allowed in the gym at any time, meaning no infinitely long queues for the squat rack (yeay).

It is all looking very promising and I have booked in to one of their sessions on Tuesday evening to see how it all works! I have a feeling I am going to like it…although I am already a little scared again…

20 Comments

  1. Good work! It would have been easy to back out of this – especially as the picture of the gym doesn’t look too enticing! But you didn’t and you did a Brave Thing instead. Very proud! Good luck for Tuesday πŸ˜€

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    1. thank you πŸ™‚
      there were so many points where I could have backed out…
      the outside does’t look appealing and I couldn’t find the guy I needed to speak to. But I was there and I had to at least find about about it!
      I am so glad I did πŸ˜€

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  2. I am SO impressed that you got past:
    1. Being over 90 mins late;
    2. That intimidating looking exterior
    3. Re-read #2
    4. Re-read #2
    5. Re-read #2

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    That place would have put me off, for sure. so proud of you for persevering and checking things out!

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    1. It was quite scary! And if I hadn’t known I would have to admit my fear to so many people I might have turned and run!
      Especially as (and I forgot to photograph this) it said house of pain in spray paint on the door!!!

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      1. Actually thinking about that amount of confusion and dodgy-looking-ness and the slightly later confusion of trying to find the person I needed…I am actually surprised it happened at all!!

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  3. Man, I am much more behind on my reading than I thought I was. And I should have read your posts in the right order from oldest to newest! Anyways, is this the gym that was quite far to travel to?

    Much admiration for your willingness to try things despite the fear. BTW, this gym makes me think of the film “Snatch”!

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