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8 very real fitness struggles for the chronically unfit

Tis the season…

1. Big Red Face Syndrome

While everyone else around you in the gym sails around on machines looking like they could continue on to the Oscars afterwards if they had to, your big red Irish face is sending a beacon into outerspace.

2. Unfamiliarity with equipment

Tiptoeing around the weights like they’re going to bite you. Certain you’re going to end up on YouTube in a #FAILS compilation.


3. Lack of motivation

4. Being too cheap to shell out for the ad free apps

You want to have the fancy app which basically does the working out for you and tells you when to call your mam, but you’re not paying €2.99. Ads and pop ups it is so.

pop Source: PA Computer Guys

5. Feeling like you should have lost two stone after one 2K walk

6. Ditto if you ate butternut squash soup two days in a row

soup Source: libsciterp on Flickr

7. Or salad


8. Fear of the vom

“Run 1k? Surely I can do that!”

*stops for a vom after 74 metres. Gets a taxi home*

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Emer McLysaght

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