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Please be warned that these pictures were not taken seriously ;) 
Top - Adidas
Leggings - TKMAXX
Weights - TKMAXX


Music Videos, Fitness Videos, The Only Way is Essex....they always make gyms look so glamorous with tanned, toned girls with flawless makeup. It deceives us girls in to thinking that if we went to the gym, we'd also look like that. I signed up a few weeks ago and although my experience is not yet complete, I am completely right when I say that this ideology is far from the truth.

It is safe to say I will never be like one of those girls listed above... unless I get so fit that I literally don't sweat. I have experienced blotchy fake tan, runny eye make-up and hair being stuck to my face (and the back of my neck). And this is only after ten minutes warming up! You get up to then move on to a machine and BAM, mirror time. As if you can't feel how red your face it without then being given proof in a room where you can't escape your reflection. There is only one purpose for those floor to ceiling mirrors in gyms and that is to subtly stare at the tanned ripped guy in a white vest doing pull ups.

Then it's the weight machines (located opposite the man's corner). You casually sit on one of them, ready to impress everyone with your 5 reps, and forget to adjust the weights from the previous man that's just sat there with biceps the size of my thighs. Face shaking, arms trembling...you think 'can this get any worse'. Then you look up and see a guy sitting opposite, laughing his head off. 'its love chlo, don't let it bother you'.

This aside, I actually really enjoy going to the gym (sauna and Jacuzzi too) . It makes me feel like I'm doing something in preparation for summer, and also gives me my man fix for the day. You never know, you might see pictures of me in a couple of months and I'll look like a girl from the Eric Prydz - Call on me Video....Pfft





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29 comments:

  1. This made me chuckle. Mainly as I hate the gym so much! lol. It does remind me that I have to get my arse exercising too. Loving those pictures though they're so funny!

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.blogspot.com

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  2. ahah, bizarrely this made me miss the gym! although i hate those girls who still manage to look perfect whilst working out! not fair, my face turns the colour of beetroot. it's embarrassing! i really need to get off my butt and go running eek xx

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  3. ha ha how funny... i hate seeing myself in the mirror after exercising! xo

    pebbz | www.pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  4. Hey you know what they say...if you didn't break a sweat then you didn't work out hard enough! No one looks sexy or glamorous working it out, but its the after effects that are rewarding.

    xoxo
    Sandra

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  5. these pictures are hilarious! i also joined my local gym a few weeks ago :) xx

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  6. haha :) This made me chuckle. Good effort :) xx

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  7. Made me laugh! haha, I haven't been to the gym in so long, oops x

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  8. Hahaha good to see someone with a sense of humor.
    x

    http://themeltingpotofstuff.blogspot.com/

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  9. Awesome pictures! I hate the way the media does that too. One of the worst things about the gym for me is seeing someone I know when I'm sweaty and blotchy, although I agree that it's a good feeling to go - although for me, it's usually AFTER the gym that I feel good about myself! x

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  10. I love this post!!! hahahah brilliant! and i know exactly what you mean.. its a tad intimidating going anywhere near anything weight related when theres males about!

    www.pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com
    xx

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  11. haha have the same weights-trying to work with them every day..hahaha..
    cute post!
    xx
    katie

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  12. trust me, I know EXACTLY how you feel. weights make me cringe.

    -kim
    found the route

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  13. Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine! Don't forget to enter my competition to win a pair of Motel Pamela Mann tights - perfect for any Valentines Day outfit!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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  14. i used to lift 10kgs dumbbell but now i die to lift 3 kgs!!

    I have a "delicious giveaway" - win a abataba jewellery on my blog.
    love
    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  15. Hey Chloe, it was lovely to meet you yesterday at TOWIB. X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  16. haha working out really isn't the glamorous of activities - the gym no less
    you've given me motivation!

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  17. Hey girlie! Was lovely to meet you briefly at TOWIB :):) Loving this look.
    http://floral-etiquette.blogspot.com x

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  18. I'm a new follower, I like your style =)
    Hope you will visit my blog and maybe follow me back!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  19. i have just found your blog, and it's awesome. i'm your newest follower :)

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  20. Loving your blog :)

    www.hannahroyall.blogspot.com

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  21. i will never be like one of those girls too, haha! ;) but i do want to hit the gym and prepare for summer as well. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
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  22. Well I must say darling you are looking fabulous for exercising, that top is so pretty.

    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  23. this has actually reminded me to definitely join a gym, asap!

    alltheselittlesecrets.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  24. Your blog never fails to make me giggle :-)

    http://lovelettersandsnippets.blogspot.com/

    xxxx

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  25. Love the top!!
    love your blog! It's so nice!!! I will like to follow each other!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad to follow back :D
    kisses
    http://distinguisheddiva.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hahaha loved this post! I hate that your so right about the only way is essex type girls! Probably the reason I've never stepped foot in the gym!
    Emma xx

    ps. following you :)

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  27. How is The Only Way is Essex?

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  28. Haha love these photos :P x

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  29. Those mirrors in gyms are the absolute devil! You think you're getting your groove on, getting fit and managing to look sort of OK whilst doing it and then you look up and there you are, in all your sweaty, red faced, fringe-stuck-to-your-forehead glory. Talk about offputting x

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