In order to work out you either need one of two things:
A gym membership
to live on the beach where its almost 80% hot/humid year round
Mycroft doesn’t like to be outside for long periods of time unless it involves the beach so if you do not currently live on the beach you’ll have to get a gym membership with him in order to workout with him.
If you’re going to workout with him in a gym you’d better not bring your headphones because Mycroft will want to talk the entire time there and expect to have at least 50% of your attention (with 50% toward keeping yourself safe on the equipment) as he will for you.
This also means that you have to be next to him on the machines. Mycroft doesn’t like working out alone or being left unattended that the gym’s trainers single him out. Plus he enjoys the company.
At the most in a gym he’ll work out for maybe 45 minutes to an hour depending on the company/class in order to get any benefits.
Doing gym classes is also something Mycroft is willing to do with a friend or partner but mind you you’ll be somewhere at the back of the class. Yes, you’ll be forced to see a lot of asses but also get to make sassy comments with Mycroft about the whole thing.
No matter how sweaty you both are there is no showering at the gym. Just no. Don’t risk it.
He doesn’t do a lot of lifting (although he should) but Mycroft prides himself in cardio so expect a lot of walking, bicycling, stair steppers-basically an all day leg day.
In the unlikely event that you do live on the beach the workout is very different.
Mycroft will want to go hiking, biking, walking, running, swimming, and just generally enjoying the good weather in nice shorts which is great if you’re a partner and a damn tease if you’re just a friend.
For this he’ll be outside all day playing working out so it’ll be more trouble just to get him inside.
Unfortunately Mycroft will take this more willingness to workout at the beach as a pass to eat more so you’ll have to keep vigilant and keep him properly hydrated.
No alcoholic drinks aren’t proper hydration and I don’t care what the bartender says.
Working out at Mycroft’s place isn’t ideal because he only has one of everything and getting him to bike around his property even in the late afternoon is like pulling teeth.
Its just really fun to work out with him (even if he is picky about where and when he wants to do it) but in the end it reaps some great results.
I don’t normally write out big long posts about things like this — I usually just stick to reblogging the lovely posts from @wheretogofrmhere Shanna’s beautiful streaming anon and gettin’ super extra in the tags, lol. But seeing as Niall’s been killing it on the radio right now and is sitting right on the brink of his first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, I really wanted to put something out there to motivate everyone to work together on this!
It’s absolutely crazy that even after all the success of Slow Hands, it still hasn’t made it into Top 10, but I think a lot of that can be chalked up to 1) Spotify streaming numbers that are good, but not great, and 2) the lack of music video. Thing is, we have the power to get it there despite these things if we go harder for it this week than ever before, and every time I hear Niall talk himself down or talk in disbelief about how amazed he is that he’s hit #1 on Pop Radio, I’m overwhelmed with adoration for this kid and can’t help but feel that after all his crazy hard work, he deserves this. And it would be such a powerful confidence boost for him to get to BB Top 10 on top of his Pop Radio #1. And we have the power to give it to him, but it won’t happen unless we work for it.
So I don’t know about all of you, but to the best of my ability, I am going to give Slow Hands as much love as I possibly can these next few days. I’ll be letting the infinite Slow Hands Spotify playlist run until my little computer can’t take the heat, haha. I’ll use up that lovely Lyric Video playlist on NJH’s twitter. I’ll request the song (and TMTA, of course!) a HECK of a lot of times through mediabase forms, and by tweeting radio stations, as often as I can. It would be such a shame to have gotten this close and then let the opportunity slip away, especially for such a fantastic song.
Hope y’all will help me get this for Niall! If we think he’s happy with the song now, just think how sweet the icing on the cake would be if he could get that first Top 10 hit :)
Don’t forget Gorillaz fans, Jamie Hewlett exist! He made all you’re favorite band members come to life in the music videos, shorts, ect! He continues drawing them countless times and works day and night to give you new content with the band members! So please appreciate him!!! ❤❤❤