I’m getting healthier and more fit, but I’m also making close friends that I hang out with at bars after we all leave the gym in the evening.
Growing up as a shy kid was always difficult for me. I struggled to make friends like my peers, and often I was extremely awkward around girls that I had a crush on. Although I excelled with academics, I hated school because of the gullying and social ostracization that I experienced while I was there. I never took to competitive sports, and even when I tried joining clubs that matched my interests, it wasn’t any easier to break out of my shell and make friends with other students there. This continued when I got to college, making things even harder on me socially. My parents urged me to participate in as many extra curricular activities that I could, but I was scared that I wouldn’t fit in with the other students. In the last few years things have started to improve. I have a great job with coworkers who befriended me from the moment that I started at this company. On top of that, I started group physical training classes recently after getting a gym membership. To my surprise, the group fitness training is really helping me break out of my shell. I’m getting healthier and more fit, but I’m also making close friends that I hang out with at bars after we all leave the gym in the evening. I actually had a date yesterday with a woman from my group physical training classes. We met at the botanical gardens near the gym and had an amazing time. She even agreed to go on a second date with me, I just have to figure out where I’m going to take her.