Sunday, May 15, 2011
After the church picnic today, I decided that I need to get my hiney to the gym and work off some of that good food I ate.
I put on my "gym hair" (don't laugh) and my workout clothes and got out the door. I was not in the mood for cardio so after about 10 minutes on the elliptical, I decided to just do an extended weights session. I got a great workout in, and was headed out the door at exactly closing time when this cute guy that I see pretty often turns around (I was walking behind him) and strikes up a conversation. I hope he couldn't read the 'are you really talking to ME?' expression on my face, but if he could it didn't stop him, he kept right on talking. He introduced himself and asked me about my regiment and commented on how often he sees me.
Call it low self-esteem, but he is not the kind of guy I expect to try and talk to me. He's over 6ft, very muscular, hazel eyes, and pretty attractive- at least conventionally attractive. I, on the other hand am not conventionally attractive- I'm short and chubby- definitely not the tall (or at least average height) leggy skinny girl I would picture this type of guy being attracted to. Having said that, we talked for awhile. The LA Fitness employees were long gone by the time we parted ways.
I'm writing about this, not because I'm excited about him, but because I'm proud of myself!! I am a natural loser detective. If a guy is a reasonably nice guy, with a steady job, decent looking, book dumb but street smart, and is a cheater- that's my guy! Always the same type for me. I'm done with that now, and even though I would REALLY like a boyfriend, I'm not dating any more losers- ever! So yeah, he was very attractive, but he did NOT have a relationship with Jesus- and that was the only strike necessary- I'm so proud that I've finally got it!
1)I did not feed into his conversation (in the sense of really telling him anything or flirting)
2)I did share the gospel with him
3)I did invite him to church
4)I did tell him I was not interested!!
Lesson learned and test passed. Now, if God would just bring me the real guy I'd be all good :)