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i joined the gym

Yes. I joined the gym this week just like every 4th person in the population of the United States. While every person who has signed their name into the book of gym has their own reasoning for agreeing to have payments auto deducted from their account knowing good and well by April the gym will be getting free money, I was really and truly trying my best to stay away.

I hate gyms. H A T E.

I have a secret. I don’t like people looking at me. Okay, I don’t like men looking at me, specifically thirsty gym rat men. They are awful.

I once had a membership to LA Fitness and  would literally look at my feet as I shuffled up the steps to the dreadmill in desperate hopes of not making eye contact with thot gym rat man. However, it never failed, just might look up to wipe the sweat out of my eye and ugh.

So. I signed on for a smaller gym that is open 24/7 for $15 month. I can go right when I put the kids on the bus and be out by 8a. I have no gym goals but to get fine, and by fine I mean lose my muffin top and shape up this booty that I’ve accumulated over the last year. Angela Bassett arms wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

I won’t bother you with sweat checks, weigh ins and photos of me in a crop top and bikers unless you want me to. Who doesn’t love a good before and after.

So, friends send virtual encouragement as I get back on this healthy living bandwagon that has been dragging me by the leg for quite sometime. Despite my apprehension, I’m kinda glad to be back on with an actual seat. Who’s riding with me at least until April?!

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to judge me, here you go. Is my playlist trap enough?

Any workout goals for the year? What’s on your gym playlist?


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    January 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    That’s not a bad price for a smaller gym. Where is it? Send me info on details I need to join too. I am trying to see if my insurance offers a discount.

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    January 6, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Have you ever thought about fitness classes? I love Pure Barre. It’s a great workout and it’s normally all girls. I’m going back to my first class on Sunday and I’m terrified, LOL! I know it’s going to whip me into shape but it’s going to be so intense.

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      January 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Oh. And add some Three 6 Mafia to your playlist. “I gotta stay flyyyyyyy….” I be in the gym lit, LOL!

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    January 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    They just talked about the same thing on the podcast Another Round. Like gyms should really create women only spaces so we can workout in piece.

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    January 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Same here! Now that baby girl is 4 months & the holidays have passed I have no excuse. Luckily my job has a gym on site that I will use during my lunch break. I did use my new healthy lifestyle as an excuse to shop though! Old Navy got me & I can’t wait until all of my cute gear arrives! Now your playlist is everything & I feel like we are sistahs from another mister, just add a little Lil Jon & the east side boys & UGK & your in there! Good luck. We will have to keep each other motivated on this journey.

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    January 7, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I didn’t join a gym. BUT, I have signed up for classes.
    Tonight, I am taking a Kangoo class at Johnson Park in Conyers.
    Next week I start hip hop & African dance class at JDC (Jenae’s Dance Experience) in Conyers at the Big Lots Shopping Center.

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    January 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Gym Thot has me about to scream out loud in court. I hate gyms too and the way this natural hair and press set up I’m lazy as crap but need to get it together since this is my year of live at 35 and I need to be fine as all get out by my birthday in November. Good luck chick!!!!!!

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    January 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    My running list is beyond ratchet I’m
    So shamed?. But yay for you getting back into the gym! I’m going to get myself back in gear and start running/ working out again! Cause it’s time!

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    January 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    High 5, your music, well we are all entitled to jam how we please!! LOL
    Cheering you on!! You got this!!

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    January 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I love your playlist, that ratchet helps get the heart pumping! All the best to you!

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    January 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    LOL at those Thot gym BOYS! Ugh it is the most annoying. I’m a workout outdoors gal and I love a good class. I keep trying to get to barre and spin but for now I walk & trot and I’ll soon run.

    What’s this music?!!! LOL

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    January 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Thot gym rat man, I can’t stop laughing! I absolutely hate going to the gym too but I’m jumping on the get fit bus. Not sure if I’m ready for the gym yet though so I’m sticking to the home workouts for now. I need a new ratchet mix though.

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    January 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I just started going back to the gym, so yeah we all need to encourage each other!! I was hollering when reading about the Thot Gym Rat Man!!!! On my Gym Trap Playlist includes: Trick Daddy! Trina! Hot Boys! Mystikal! 8 Ball and MJG and I could go on and on …..

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    January 8, 2016 at 2:38 am

    15 Dollars!? That is good. I am with your former gym now. It works, I guess. By the way – I can’t go to the gym without music. I like being unapproachable. LOL I will go back home if I don’t have headphone and some trap music.

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    Tasheena @ Our Delightful Home
    January 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Jeezy is on my playlist. Especially his first and second album

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    Amanda Nicole
    January 9, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Oh I am cracking up! I’ve had my gym membership since last Feb and I’ve been to the gym twice. Smh. Most of my weight loss was from running outdoors. The trees did something for me. But I want to tighten up some more so I’ll start using it again, I think. But good luck on the fitness journey, healthy is always better.

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    Neeraj Jivnani
    March 19, 2018 at 8:16 am

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