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Insulted at the gym :O (rant)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I was just finishing up my chin ups (4 unassisted, 2 with the band) when a guy said to me, "You might be better off on the assisted chin up machine, over there", and points to the machine area.

WTF?! First of all, I had just done 4 PERFECT unassisted chin ups. Second of all, mind your own bees wax. So I said, " Don't insult me. I just can do chin ups all by myself, so I'll stay over here with the big kids", and walked away. Then I told my trainer who laughed and said that he probably couldn't do one and was jealous.

I mean, seriously. I can do military push ups, chin ups, I'm 10kg away from squatting my own body weight, I'm deadlifting half of my body weight (and I did all of these things except for the push ups in full view of this guy). Don't try and tell me how to do my workout because I'm obviously doing just fine as I am.

Moral of the story: Do your own workout and leave me the heck alone!

*Yes, I sound like a witch with a b in this post. I don't care how well meaning he might have been, he should not have said anything*

  
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MELTEAGUE 4/1/2013 2:38PM

    He is just jealous, you are rocking it! There are VERY FEW women who can do more than 2 chin ups!

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NINJALINDA 4/1/2013 12:58PM

    No, you don't sound at all like a b!tch. But he sure sounds like an @ss. He should thank his lucky stars you didn't cold-cock him...sounds like you could do it!

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SYNCHRODAD 4/1/2013 12:36PM

    Just a passing wisp of fog. Not even worth a verbal bullet or an extra heartbeat of frustration. Of course you could have said, "It sounds like you are quite familiar with that machine." If you know how good you are at physical stuff, you don't need to defend anything. Not worth a bullet.

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JENSTRESS 4/1/2013 12:20PM

    He is just being incredibly ignorant. And awesome job. I don't think I could get halfway up.

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PMRUNNER 4/1/2013 12:12PM

    Stand your ground and don't let punks like him bother you! Some guys seem to have a compulsion to "help" women, even if they are awesome and can totally kick their butt. He would probably try to give skiing tips to Lindsey Vonn or lifting tips to crossfit champ Annie Thorisdottir if he had a chance!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/1/2013 10:50AM

    I was a competitive swimmer in high school and my upper body was really strong. We were required to do chin-ups as part of our Physical Education assessment. I had a bunch of football players in my class who thought because I was thin I was weak. They "challenged" me to a pull-up contest. My PE teacher told them they might want to rethink that seeing as I was a swimmer. They laughed at her and told her to get ready to count. We all took our places at the pull-up bar and I SMOKED them!! I think I did about 20 pull-ups to their five. My PE teacher was laughing as we walked out of class!

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LUCKYPRESENCE 3/28/2013 12:17AM

    I really hate when people mind my business. Way to go standing up for yourself!! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 3/27/2013 10:12PM

    Agree...he had been watching you for a while for him to make that comment. He probably wanted to use the machine and was hoping to intimidate you (fat chance). You handled it well.

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1DERLAND14 3/27/2013 9:15PM

    some people are SO RUDE! Good for you for sticking up for yourself! emoticon

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WHOVIANPRINCESS 3/27/2013 4:49PM

    He sounds like a punk, it is no one else's business to tell you how to do your workout besides your trainer. Take it as flattery, he was obviously checking you out if he took the time to talk to you.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/27/2013 4:25PM

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LYNSEY723 3/27/2013 11:17AM

    Grrrr... Sorry to hear about that jerk!!! I don't know what I would have done in your situation... I either would have been so stunned I wouldn't have said anything, or I would have gone off on him!! I think you handled it very well.

Also, congrats on all that you are able to do! I wish I could do even 1/2 of the workout you can!

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CARLA-216 3/27/2013 9:07AM

    What a perfect response to the meddlesome little man!

I love all the things you can do. Awesome!

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BIZZ27 3/27/2013 7:49AM

    Your response was much nicer than what would have come out of MY mouth lol Good for you for not letting him get you down!!! 4 chin ups unassisted?! WOW!!! You go woman!!!!

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JSTETSER 3/27/2013 7:45AM

    Don't let small people bother you.

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ADARKARA 3/27/2013 7:38AM

    He was a jerk. I probably would have asked him to do one for me to "show me how it's done" and then laughed at him when he backed out. emoticon

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INAFFIT319 3/27/2013 6:32AM

    You rock for being able to do unassisted chin-ups and for putting that dude in his place!!!

When I used to workout in the weights section of the gym, I often felt like many of the men didn't think I belonged there. They would rush me off of equipment, or hover. I never saw them interact that way with the other guys. I wish more women would brave that area of the gym.

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FINZFANATIC 3/27/2013 6:25AM

    I think your response to him was perfect. If he was well-intentioned, it will certainly give me something to think about. If we was intending on being a jerk, then he deserved it. Most importantly, it is amazing that you are able to do unassisted chin ups... of all exercises. Those are miserable. I can do six imperfect ones, yet still refuse to use the machine. Back off buddy!!!

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TRYINGHARD54 3/27/2013 5:48AM

    I agree. people need to learn when to keep their mouths shut....and I'm glad you said something....good going !

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PATSYB7 3/27/2013 5:45AM

    LOL If I saw you doing unassisted chin ups in the gym, I certainly would be smart enough to keep my mouth shut! Keep going, you're doing great!
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COLETTEISGREAT 3/27/2013 5:35AM

    It sucks that he was rude, but OMG YOU'RE SO FRICKIN' AWESOME HE MUST HAVE BEEN JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Why I love my job :) (pic)

Friday, March 22, 2013

See the blue bead?


Today a student gave it to me, along with a few lollies (candy) and a note saying that I am the best teacher she has ever had.

OK, all together now:
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Completely made my day!!! Makes up for all the talkers and children who decided today was 'do the opposite of what Miss Bubble says' day.

TGIF!

  
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LIVEDAILY 3/23/2013 11:41PM

    Keep the note....I keep all of the really good ones, and on cr*ppy days, I reread them and remind myself of why I do what I do. You've reached this girl and made an impact on her. That's wonderful special!
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JSTETSER 3/23/2013 5:44AM

    I love those kind of days. It makes teaching so fulfilling.

Enjoy those around you, and let them know how much you love them.
http://www.sparkpeople.com
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STETSER

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RISINGBLUESTAR 3/23/2013 4:08AM

    Very cute. :)

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SCENIC_ROUTE 3/22/2013 10:48PM

    That is wonderful!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 3/22/2013 11:36AM

    Awwwwww!!
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LYNSEY723 3/22/2013 11:29AM

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GNISULA 3/22/2013 10:35AM

    cute!

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COLETTEISGREAT 3/22/2013 10:18AM

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PATSYB7 3/22/2013 6:01AM

    How thoughtful! Have a great day!
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AMJ1991 3/22/2013 5:19AM

  so sweet!! :D Hope that your day keeps being so great!!

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Today I did this

Thursday, March 21, 2013



Signed up for a 6k! It is in 3 weeks, and I'm super excited. My training is going well (or it was, before the rolled ankle...) and I am ready to get into running again. It is SO much easier now that I'm lighter and fitter, and I'm starting to enjoy it a lot. 6K should be OK, since I can run just over 4 without trouble. Will do a 5k next week and a 6k the week after to prepare.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 3/22/2013 10:27AM

    YAY!!!

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CATLADY52 3/21/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon Good luck!

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LYNSEY723 3/21/2013 1:04PM

    Awesome! I know you'll do great!

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CARLA-216 3/21/2013 10:28AM

    Should be easy peasy for you!

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LAUROCHKA 3/21/2013 6:28AM

    Yay -well done!


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/21/2013 5:56AM

    Have no doubt you'll ROCK it! Way to go Jess!

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JSTETSER 3/21/2013 5:41AM

    Wow! That is a looong run!
Go Girl, Go!
Please pray for my Mom.
She took a fall yesterday, and is in the hospital.
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What's on in Bubbleland this week

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A bit of a rundown of my busy week!

Monday - Boxing class, 5km run
Tuesday - Half day at work to go to a union meeting, weights
Wednesday - Book some plane tickets for May (further in advance means cheaper!), enter a 6k that is in just under a month
Thursday - 5km Run
Friday - Weights and OMG it's Friday!

Not as full as some, but it keeps me busy!

  
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LIVEDAILY 3/17/2013 8:51AM

    Your weekend sounded lovely and your week sounds busy!!
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BUSYGRANNY5 3/17/2013 8:14AM

    Your week sounds plenty busy!!!! Enjoy!!!

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JSTETSER 3/17/2013 6:07AM

    Go Girl Go!


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BUBBLEJ1 3/17/2013 5:49AM

    We have testing this week, too! Wish it would stop, I haven't had time to teach them anything, so I'm not sure what on earth we are testing them for!

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PATSYB7 3/17/2013 5:46AM

    Sounds like a fun week! We have big ASSessments. Tuesday--long composition, Thursday and Friday--ELA. My poor babies. Nine year olds don't need this much stress. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Missing my man already :(

Sunday, March 17, 2013

We had a lovely weekend, including JET BOATING on Auckland Harbour

Our boat

Dry to start with...

You can't see it but we are SOAKED in this picture!


Then we went out for dinner


And had lunch with the grandparents, and my tech-savvy nana snapped this on her iPad


Then I dropped him at the airport and we got very emotional. Saying goodbye is getting harder and harder :( 11 days until I see him again, and it is for easter weekend so I get 4 whole days!!

  
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CARLA-216 3/18/2013 9:22AM

    Aww, I know how hard it is to say goodbye. When my hubby and I were dating, we lived a 2.5 hour drive apart for the entire time we dated (a little over 3 years) and we saw each other every other weekend.

Sounds like a nice weekend for you two, even with the emotional goodbye.
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BUBBLEJ1 3/18/2013 1:58AM

    LOL, no we didn't go out barefooted, we just hadn't put them on yet. I drive barefoot, and his were in the garage

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CATLADY52 3/17/2013 6:48PM

    Did you go out barefooted? You look very happy in all the shots. emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/17/2013 11:03AM

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BUBBLEJ1 3/17/2013 3:48AM

    I didn't! Everyone who was stationary in my house felt it, but I was walking down the stairs and didn't feel a thing (or believe my poor boyfriend who insisted he just felt an earthquake!)

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SLIMMERKIWI 3/17/2013 3:33AM

    Sounds like the weekend was good:-)

Your tech-savvy nana has an *i-pad* - she sure is 'tech savvy' !!!! It's a pretty good snap, too!

Did you get to feel the earthquakes this a/noon? One was just off where I live, but didn't feel a thing - my son text me from Auckland to alert me to it.

Kris

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