Thursday, March 12, 2009

Requiem for a Gym... part 2

So the battle continues to lose 15 pounds. So far I have lost nothing! but never the less I am not giving up! I am still (when I feel like it) counting points for weight watchers and working out at the gym (when I get the energy). I have a goal and I will reach it!!!!
As I press forward to being skinny, I learned a few more things at the gym the other night.

1. Locker Rooms: Whether they are at Gold's Gym, your local rec center, your high school or even your middle school; THEY ALL SMELL THE SAME!!! Why is that?? I walked into the locker room to use the potty and though it was clean, I wanted to run screaming from the horrible memories of gym class that came flooding back.

2. Smile and Laugh: If you don't laugh at yourself or smile when you are working out, you do not get anywhere. If you can't enjoy what you are doing you will never like what you are doing. Working out is serious business.

3. Men and Yoga: the verdict is still out on that one. They just aren't as graceful as women.

4. Never be afraid to ask for help. Example (of a really embarrassing moment): I went to do squats with the free weights. One problem! I couldn't lift the bar off of the hook. It was up too high and I was too short. I looked around and not wanting to hurt myself by lifting the bar off of the hook, I see a couple of high school boys lifting weights. With my head held high I walked over and asked them to lift the bar down a notch for me. Kindly and without laughing at the veritcal challenges that I face, they lowered the bar. I squatted 135 pounds. Thanks guys!

2 comments:

SO said...

I wish I only had 15 pounds to go. I have about 75.

What you don't think that they should bottle the smell of the locker room and sell it?

Honey and Hotstuff said...

Only if the therapist of the world ran out of crazy people and need to make a few extra dollars!