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Idiots at the gym

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tonight I had my first experience of real idiots at the gym. They were young guys, around 16, and there were 4-5 of them. They were messing around, using all the machines and equipment. Well, when they weren't standing in front of the mirror lifting up their tshirts and checking out their abs and biceps, that is. I used a couple of benches (sitting, standard and decline) after them and was having to wipe them down before and after using them because these fellas weren't wiping down ANYTHING. And they were sweaty and they smelled disgusting!

So I approached them. And I was really nice. I said "Hey, I think you guys are new around here. Just so you know, it is standard practice to wipe down your machines and benches after you use them. I've been having to wipe them down before I use them because you aren't wiping them." Then I walked away. And they all congregated and I could hear them saying stuff like "What did she want?" and "What did she say about us?" in a bit of a defensive and aggressive manner. Maybe the full sentences confused them? I don't know! Then I lost my sh#t a little and called out, mid leg lift, "Wipe your Sh#t down!" Yeah...Then I finished up and told a trainer, who escorted me to my car just in case the idiots had taken offense.

Ah well, the trainers think I'm funny.

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SPARKLE1908 5/10/2012 4:30PM

    Ah, the young, dumb and unwashed!!! Good for you for telling them off...I'm glad you told the staff and they escorted you to your car...hopefully, if those kids come back they will be watched by the staff!!!

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JENNAAW 5/10/2012 3:38PM

    Our gym has an excellent staff that reminds users to behave, but one thing that "kids" do that annoy me is grunt loudly and drop the big weights on the floor. I can even hear them from the cardio room! Gotta jockey for the alpha male spot by such displays, I guess.

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CARLA-216 5/10/2012 3:28PM

    WooHoo! I love it!

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BUBBLEJ1 5/10/2012 3:23PM

    BOB240 - We also have a problem with people putting their towel, drink bottle, mobile etc on a bench, and then work out NEXT TO the bench. Drives me bananas. I tell them it isn't a coat rack, then put their stuff on the floor if they ignore me. I'm not gonna wait around until they are finished not using the bench...

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SONYALATRECE 5/10/2012 10:33AM

    You go, girl!
Not sure if you've had any defense classes, but I'll bet you would've kicked some mean but if you had to! emoticon


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MANDYJ73 5/10/2012 9:04AM

    LOL... awesome! I don't go to a gym yet. This kind of stuff really bugs me too. Well done!

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JERIBERI1 5/10/2012 7:32AM

    OMG, I had an experience with a stupid 16 yr old while I was running the other day. I had to give him a nice lesson in politeness, and then he got rude and smarted off!! I ended up hollering at him, and then a pillhead random woman jumped on me for hollering at a "child." It was not a pretty scene, not at all. I don't know why some people teach their kids that it's okay to be Buttwipes. Really.

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BOB240 5/10/2012 6:56AM

    yeah it's disgusting. My gym has paper rolls for people to use.

Signs everywhere help. Just point to them when someone offends.

Other signs I want in my gym:

1] Mobile phones that are accidently stood on are the fault of the phone owner.
2] Please do bicep curls in the toilets rather than in front of the mirror - it looks bad
3] Put your bloody weights back on the stand, don't leave them on the floor I'm not your bloody mother
4] Because you have plonked your butt on the bench does not mean you are doing bench. You have sat there for ten minutes and not done anything..

Strangely my gym will not put these signs up..

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SHIRE33 5/10/2012 6:18AM

    Children in the gym should be supervised. At any age. :D

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HEAT7918 5/10/2012 6:14AM

    You tell 'em!


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I feel like I'm slipping off the wagon...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My fruit and veggie intake has been terrible. I NEED to get some more in the house. No excuses, I just need to go and buy some.

My exercise has been lacking. I am sick with a sinus infection, so that doesn't help. I have no desire to run when I feel like this, which sucks because I have my 5K on Sunday. I kinda feel up to some weights, so I'm gonna head to the gym soon.

I work too bloody hard. Seriously, I'm one of the first to arrive and the last to leave. I keep the same hours as the assistant principal! It is making me tired and cranky.

My boyfriend does next to nothing around the house. Our agreement is that while he is only working part time, he takes care of the housework. I think that is more than fair, since I am working 60 hours a week most weeks, and he works 15. Lately he has just stopped doing stuff and the house is a mess. I'm tired, and sick, I'm not doing it!

In short, I am sick, I am worn out and I am tired. I don't want to stop exercising, because I feel that is what keeps me on track. Gah. Just venting.

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CARLA-216 5/10/2012 3:50PM

    Hang in there, girl. I hope you feel better soon and more up to eating your 5+ a day and getting back to the exercise. Put a foot up your boyfriend's arse; tell him you need help!

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    Feel better......... emoticon

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EBONYSOL 5/10/2012 3:14AM

    Hang in there!
To increase your fruit & veggie intake, you might try preparing some veggies, i.e. carrots/celery/cucumber, in the evening to take to work the next day. Grab an apple, orange &/or banana as well. One of my favorite snacks is an apple with some cheddar cheese.
All work and no play will make you sick.
Finally, we cannot change people and that goes for your boyfriend. He has to make his own changes. However, you can change how you think about the situation or about him.

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I've been pinteresting again...(pics)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

My new desktop background

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    Love it!!

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LULUBELLE65 5/9/2012 6:47AM

    How funny! I have literally just been doing the same thing! I have a whole file of inspirational pictures and quotations on my computer.

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It's like playing tetris

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The weights area at the gym on a Tuesday night, that it. The men leave the benches everywhere, and when I try to move it to where it is supposed to be, I have to get people to shuffle (in between sets, of course!) so I can fit. I will fit, so I see no point in waiting around for benches where there are plenty, they are just stacked up against the wall.

I ran through my new weights program today, from start to finish with no breaks. Whew, am I gonna hurt tomorrow! The worst (best!) moves are the Arnie chair press and the walking lunges. My butt and back are already sore, tomorrow is gonna be interesting! I enjoyed the lower reps at a higher weight, and am glad I requested this program.

Additionally, 6 weeks ago I could only do 5 skull crushers at a time with a 5kg bar (no weight). Tonight I did 3 sets of 10 with a 10kg bar and weight (10kg total). Colour me proud :D

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PEARL10 5/9/2012 6:47AM


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OPALMOON 5/8/2012 8:33PM

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CATLADY52 5/8/2012 6:19PM

    emoticon and we'd better not mess with the benches again, you think,

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HEAT7918 5/8/2012 5:58AM

    Rock on!


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/8/2012 5:42AM

    Way to go on your progress! You'll be ripped in no time!

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Sunny Sunday

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Twas a lovely day in Auckland today. Sunny, but not too hot. Exactly the weather I love! I didn't do nearly enough work, but I got some other things done!

Above is a picture of my shiny, new laptop. I was very lucky to get this! My mum decided to pay for half of it as an early birthday present, and the store had an interest free deal for the other half, so it is only costing me $10 a week. I love my new laptop, although I really wanted the pink one!

emoticon I went for a run this afternoon. It was 6K all up, with about 4-4.5K running. It wasn't an awesome run because my asthma was acting up due to everyone having their fireplaces going and the air being really smokey. I hope I'll be ready to run my 5K this weekend!

I discovered this at the supermarket today:

It is thin crust, and only 200cal for a quarter of the pizza. I had half the pizza, which was 400 cal. Add a salad (I didn't, I should have) and you have a decent and quick dinner! Will be getting this again!

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ME40ME 5/6/2012 11:12AM

    good job..its rainy here..my asthma was a little bit flaired up and dont you hate bad air days..but you were running..and that beats sitting on the couch complaining..GREAT JOB!!

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HEAT7918 5/6/2012 7:06AM

    Good run besides the asthma. Congrats on the new laptop!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/6/2012 6:52AM

    Sounds like a great run! Way to go!

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