Monday, August 13, 2012
The gym has started a new routine, where all members have to collect a group fitness card from the desk before heading to the boxing room. The boxing room isn't inside the gym, and people have been going to the class without paying/being members. To get around this they are now insisting that everyone has a card which will be collected by a gym staff member before class. Now, this is a minor inconvenience. I swipe in anyway, since I go into the gym to change. Today I forgot about it and didn't grab a card, but it wasn't an issue since the trainer collecting cards knows I'm a member, and said for today not to worry.
Well, enter grumpy, shirtless man (from a previous blog entry). He ripped into the people collecting the cards. He was so rude, and it was totally uncalled for. I told him that we were informed last week about this, and perhaps he was absent? No, he wasn't. OK fine. Continues ripping into this poor trainer. Then, trying to break the tension and lighten the mood I ask if he would like a hug, thinking that since he is a dirty old man he would probably accept and get distracted. His exact words were, "No, I don't want a hug, and I don't need a f***ing teacher telling me what to do!". WTF? When did I tell him what I do? And what does my occupation have to do with anything? What he wanted to say was f***ing girl. Anyways, as any self respecting girl would, I burst into tears (seriously. He was so rude, I was really upset) and ran out of the room.
I wasn't going to let him ruin my workout, so I hit the gym. 10 minutes on the bike, 25 on the treadmill. I had not one, but two trainers come and see if I was OK, because they witnessed it and were worried about me. They agreed that he was totally out of line and I had every right to be very upset.
I am glad the trainers at my gym are so lovely. They are all really nice, and I like them a lot. But, now I really don't want to go back to boxing! If ANYTHING happens on Wednesday during boxing I'm going straight to centre management and making a complaint. Not sure what they can do about a member, but since this isn't my first run in with this grumpy, old man I think I have every right to complain. Maybe they can at least talk to him and explain that his behaviour isn't OK, and that he is upsetting other members, as well as staff members (both of the trainers who dealt with him were really angry).
So, that is why I walked out of a boxing class. I still burned 300 calories (I usually burn 400 at boxing, but I got bored), so it wasn't a right off.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Yesterday was a day of seeing people that I hadn't seen for a while. The comments about my weight loss came, as I expect them to. They varied yesterday from really lovely to a little... offensive?
My former workmate, and 2 girls I went to uni with were amazed, and kept telling me how good I look and how proud they are of me. It was really nice. My boyfriends aunt, however.... her comments came off a bit rude. Like telling me I'd lost a couple of chins, and she was feeling my waist (I am not a touchy person) and telling me how much I had lost from there. I know I was fat, I am aware, but being told that I had lost a few chins (and a few more comments that I can't recall) stung. Anyways, I have to take the good with the bad, and I am just glad that I have lost the weight!
Last night I met 2 other teacher friends for dinner. We met at uni and we catch up every couple of months for a catch up. I wish I could log talking as exercise... We talked for 2 and a half hours! Whew! Anyway, the topic of exercise came up, and we started talking about strength training. The girls asked what I was lifting, so I told them. They said that it sounded dangerous to lift that amount of weight! Oh how I laughed. I don't even think I lift that much! They are still firmly in the low weight. high reps camp. I give out advice that people don't want, so I didn't go into my reasons. So the short story is that my friends think that I'm pretty hardcore.
I dragged myself to the gym for a quick weights workout this afternoon. I was not keen to go, but once I was there I was fine! New program on Tuesday, excited!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
I went to bed early last night (after eating Burger King... Tiredness leads to poor choices. Still, I had the small grilled chicken burger, half a medium fries and a diet sprite) and slept very well. I slept for over 8 hours straight, and woke up feeling a lot better. I got through my day and decided the gym would be a good idea. I did half of my weights workout and then a boxing class. It felt good to get moving and get back to my routine. Just as a note, my gym hires the sweetest people. I forgot a hairtie, and when I asked for a rubber band at the desk the receptionist gave me one of hers instead. She is always such a sweetie!
So, wish me luck for the rest of the week. I hope I can keep on with this momentum!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Argh, I am having one of those week. No matter how much I sleep I am just so tired. I could go to bed right now and probably sleep until morning. I skipped my workout tonight. I even went to the gym (had a meeting with my trainer), but I couldn't find enough energy to get changed. Everyone at school is sick, so I wouldn't be surprised if I am coming down with something again. Ick.
I had a short meeting with my trainer, as I do every 4-6 weeks. II need a new program, my old one was getting too easy/boring. I told him that I want to be able to do a full pull up by the end of the year. I'm not fussy, I just want one. He is going to help me towards my goal by designing a program that will support my new goal. He thought it was a great goal to have. I think he likes training me because I ask to be worked hard, to be challenged.
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