Monday, March 28, 2011
I have been meaning to say that I had not been going to the main gym on the job since November 2008. They built a small one in the building I work in with 2 ellipticals, 2 treadmills, 2 bikes, and a stand with some hand weights. The room is too small to do anything with the hand weights, so I am not really sure about the purpose of those.
Before I stopped going to the big gym in Nov 2008, I had been working out diligently. We get 30 minutes 3 days to work out. I was using 2 of the days to do an aerobics class, and the other day to workout on the elliptical. I got sick and let myself go, but then I started working out on the elliptical in my building, but I didn't have any dedication to it. So, about 2 weeks ago, I made it back to the big gym, going to the aerobics class Tuesdays/Thursdays during lunch. My first day in there, someone came up to me in the parking lot afterwards and asked me if I come there all the time. I told her I had just come back, and she told me that I had really motivated her to finish the class because she felt like if I could do it, she could do it too. Now, I could have taken this in a negative light because she was pretty small, and I'm large, so it was like she didn't want to be shown up by the fat girl. I decided to see it for what it is. Yeah, it's kind of like the first statement, but it's more like, "Wow, she can do that? Well, maybe I can too." I have gone to the class and really getting my workout on. I found that I am not as out of shape as I thought I was.
A funny thing happened to me during my second week of the class. As soon as I got ready to change, I opened my gym bag, and I found a pair of mismatched shoes. I had packed my bag the night before in the bright lights in my bedroom. Why I didn't notice the shoes weren't a match before this is beyond me. Perhaps it was a test. If this had been any other time before this, I would have put those shoes back in that bag and left the gym. That day, I put the shoes right on my feet, and had a good laugh about it. Everytime I think about it, I have a good belly laugh. I was looking at myself in that class with those shoes on. One blue and white, and the other one purple and grey. It was hilarious. What made it even worse was that one of the shoes is so worn that it was totally noticeable for me, but I didn't let that stop me from working out.