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Coffee and dumbbells

Monday, May 07, 2012

Some days I tell ya...

so I had given away my coffee pot. It wasn't a very good coffee pot but it made 8 cups of coffee. We wanted to cut back on the caffeine intake so I moved my hubby's Keurig in as it makes one cup at a time. Great incentive right?

Yup....one small, tiny, insee, weenie, cup at a time.

and let me tell you, those little plastic doohickey things that you put in there are EXPENSIVE!!

So, I'm pouting as I've already gone to Starbucks a couple of times this week and ordered "just a large venti or two of regular coffee" to take home and I thought "I wonder if I can reuse these bad boys" I add the water to the top and re-close the gadget for coffee.

did you know that if you don't close it all the way, the pressure builds up and it makes this loud BLAM!!! noise and coffee explodes EVERYWHERE?!

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I'm talking the walls, the ceiling, the floor, the other side of the kitchen...we're still spooning out grounds...

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I went to the gym to do the treadmill so I want to catch up on my C25. My youngest loves to swim so it's nice to go there and get what I need done. I get done with the treadmill and go downstairs to attempt some ST. I look at the rows of dumbbells and head towards them when I stop cold in my tracks.

Depending on which kid you were in high school will determine your relation to this story: I was the nerdy one, the beat up one, the geek, the wallflower, the totally "uncool" one.

So, I'm looking at the benches and dumbbells and all these well, frankly they were all beautiful people. Muscles flexing, scanty clothing gripping, clearly liking what they see in the mirror. I slowly back away as if I had come across a rattler in my path...fear gripping at my very soul and I know I must have had the look on my face to prove it.

How is this possible? I'm freaking **cough cough** years old!! I'm not in high school anymore....why did I just assume these people would even care if I was there?

I'm pretty sure my mutant ninja fat cells played a hand in this conspiracy!!

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Tried to do my Hip Hop Abs this morning.

I really really really tried. There needs to be a 1-800-WTH-HELP line. I mean, do I just dance? Do I grunt tuck and tilt? It's frustrating to do a DVD and have it say "check your form" How? Where? With Who? With What? The Mirror with all the cool people next to the dumbbells???

I'm glad Limelight had that inspiring video of Arthur, the man who couldn't......otherwise I would feel defeated. Freaking inspiring people irk me today.

Sighs.

Life should be unlimited peanut butter and celery with no a$$ consequences.

and maybe carbs.

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SMACK!!

Thanks....I needed that.

I'm going to go pick up the girls now. Take the dogs out for a walk. Work on Shape it Up today and really really really work out this frustrated fear of whatever. And I'm gonna see me....in this dress......with those shoes.....it can happen..right? Even at my age?? with resistant mutant ninja fat cells?

Sure, it can happen. totally.

Draw your celery swords!! Abandon peanut butter!!!

(leave the chocolate frosting though............just in case)



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LOOKINGUP2012 5/9/2012 3:37PM

    I never heard a coffee nightmare story before. I had to laugh, but I feel for you cleaning up the mess. emoticon Found this quote on my new team page - Leaving 170-ville. So when at the gym "Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best." - Andrew Carnegie I'm a senior citizen, I've been to that gym and noticed that some of those old ones like to boast on how much weight they can curl. It's so relative. Best wishes.

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BLUE42DOWN 5/9/2012 12:24AM

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If I drank coffee ... that would probably describe at least one mishap I'd manage to have.

Et tu Keurig?

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CORINA-MOMOF4 5/8/2012 10:33PM

    reading this gives me another reason to say "I'm so glad I can't stand coffee" But so sorry for all you are going through.

Don't let those people get to you at the gym - I'm sure many of them too a long time to get where they are now :)

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LYNNA7499 5/8/2012 1:00PM

  Hang in there - hopefully today is a better day. Sorry about your coffee mess - what a pain. I prefer to work out at home because I do the same thing at the gym - I don't want to work out in front of people. I agree with TRISHNOODLES - they probably are not paying any attention to you. Good luck with your dvds. I was pretty lost when I started, but after a while you get the hang of it.

Good luck!

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BAKER1009 5/8/2012 7:44AM

    Seriously, who gives a $hit what those other people in the gym think? Do you really, really care?
I hate that people feel awkward in the gym, even though I was that person for a short time. Then I realized, why do I care? Anyone who is in the gym is at least trying to do something about their health. Well good for them!!
Go in there, do what you want to do, and just pretend you are the only one in there (just don't fart, cuz really, you're not alone!)!!

I don't have perfect form all the time, but I try my hardest and just keep going. You can do this too, I know it!!
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KIM_POSSIBLE77 5/7/2012 8:20PM

    OMG....I'm pissin my pants I'm laughing so hard! Girl we all look a hot mess doing the DVDs, it's just that you admit to it. LOL As for the weights, get your A$$ in there and just do it. You know your form and you know what to do. If anything these youngins will look at you with envy and want to be just as dedicated as you when they get "cough cough" old!

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SAMMIANNI 5/7/2012 6:21PM

    I used to feel like that at the gym, until I overheard one of the beautiful people talking to the trainer about the girl who is always in the bright tops.. Who? Me..? They were talking about how I can walk on the treadmill at a 5 incline without feeling the need to hold on.. It appears the beautiful people have problems too.. Who knew.. Just do your workout and let them watch you rock it!
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TRISHNOODLES 5/7/2012 5:41PM

  Don't bother even looking at the beautiful people. Just do your work out. I am the oldest and heaviest person in my muscle up and spinning class. I can't keep up, but believe me. They are all looking at themselves--- Not anyone else.

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