I think I might have to eat my words; previously I have mocked myself about becoming a gym bunny. Well, er, it might be happening.
After a week of being poorly and using that as an excuse not to go to Spin class because I wouldn’t want to fall off the bike during a coughing attack, today I went to the gym to do some weights. Voluntarily. And this isn't the first time that I've wandered off to the gym, for no good reason, and done some weights.
Previously I’d only go to the gym to do weights before the Spin class, you know if I just slipped them in there right before Spin then I wouldn’t really notice. Despite the fact that I only have four weights/exercises I feel really good now and am considering making an appointment to see a trainer and getting a few more exercises.
What’s up with that?
Is that how it starts? Four measly exercises, then before I know it I’m hooked and I’m loading huge weights onto the bars and grunting with the best of them? And if I do huge weights will I end up looking like a bloke?
I know, I know, don’t sigh. I’ve heard it all before: women do not get muscles like men. But, the thing that worries me is that I tone up ridiculously quickly. Really. Sometimes I feel like I’m cheating. What if I’m the exception and get really, really buff?
Do men find buff women attractive? I’ve completely lost touch with what men find attractive. Slim, I think they find that attractive. Arm muscle definition? Do they find that attractive? I don’t know any men I could possibly ask without it sounding like a come on.
Obviously I don’t want to make things anymore difficult for myself in the search for a bloke. I’m already excessively picky. The man must be intelligent, fit, a bit quirky, tall, wouldn’t-hurt-if-he-looked-like-Alex-O’Loughlin (remember my Hawaii 5-0 obsession?), works in Melbourne. (Yeah, I’m still bitching about the MOS who did meet all my criteria except the last one.)
What if added to my pickiness is the fact that I’m superbuff and “cut” as they say? What if that’s off-putting to men?
Ok, have just taken a breath and tried to get a grip. Clearly I need to calm down. I’m not excessively buff right now. Perhaps I’m worrying ahead of time - as usual. But if anyone knows any men that they can ask, could you ask them then get back to me? Please?