Never really been a big fan of weddings to be honest. Don’t know if it’s because I feel suffocated wearing a suit all day, making small talk with random guests, figuring out how I’m getting home afterwards, being hungover the day after or constantly having people trying to set me up with what’s her face.
Maybe I’m just looking at it the wrong way. After all it’s not about me, it’s about the bride and groom’s special day. One that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. And they’ve asked me to be a part of it.
I should be honoured. I am honoured! Just hate wearing suits. And socialising. Gimme a book and blanket every day of the week!
Anyway enough about me. One thing I’ve noticed with weddings is it brings the best (and worst out of people). And there’s one common denominator here. Starts with A and ends in hol.
Another thing I’ve noticed too is alcohol gets people moving. It’s not long before the dance floor is packed at the reception and people are cutting shapes with their best performances worthy of an Australia’s got talent audition.
If I’m pissed enough and the mood is right I’ll get into it (especially if the boys are around). However I generally prefer to stay away from the d-floor and just observe everyone else with my own little foot tap or an occasional step together/double arm pump if I’m feeling naughty.
As a result of looking like a loner and like I’m not having fun it doesn’t take long to be approached by very drunk people and for the small talk to begin…
After the exchanging of pleasantries and standard ‘how’s your night been?’ the inevitable ‘what do you do for work’ pops up, or if they know me ‘how’s work going?’
As soon as personal trainer is mentioned to people I’ve never met, I automatically go from a nobody to a clinical psychologist/therapist/motivator for the next 30 minutes. People feel the need to vent and tell me how they’re desperate to lose their gut, or how can they get rid of their jiggly bits under their arms, or what to eat for breakfast, or how many sit-ups do I need to do to lose 10 kilograms in 2 weeks. The list goes on….
As I always do, I be honest and tell them straight out – move your body EVERY day, eat well CONSISTENTLY and focus on the ENJOYMENT rather than the outcome. Do this for years on end and you’ll be surprised. Yeah that’s right…. YEARS. Not weeks.
If you’ve neglected your body for 5 years and you think going to the gym for 5 weeks is going to fix everything you need to be put in a psych ward and monitored daily. Put things into perspective.
Anyway I had a point about the d-floor I wanted to make but got a bit sidetracked.
As well as everyone having a ball and partying, they’re actually getting a workout and burning calories at the same time (albeit under the influence) It’s a win-win!
Point being – move your body as much as you can every day and if you like dancing well it’s even better. Our bodies were designed to move. So move it.
To the bride and groom (Cheers!!)
‘’If you have a body, we can help you’’