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Gee I get a free week at Curves......

Friday, July 13, 2012

Yes, that is what the advertisement said as I tracked my SparkPoints. For my most recent spin of the points of the wheel I earned a free week at Curves. Ok, so I wish, but alas I understand us guy types are not allowed at Curves. Is curves discriminating against us guy types? No, in fact their ladies only philosophy makes perfect sense to me as I start back exercising. I've even found myself changing my gym times to work around several group of guys who are working to body build or hard core strength training. I tell myself that I'm changing schedule because "those guys are in my way" because they train in a group and often several are waiting on other machines while one guy is getting his work in. Now I'm pausing to wonder if my reason for changing work out time is being self conscience around those guys because of me being so fat, weak, and out of shape? It is not a problem for me to change up my schedule and get my work done, but it is worth thinking about.

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YELLOWDAHLIA 7/14/2012 1:35PM

    Hee Hee.....a wig, some make-up, name change and bingo- you too can go to Curves!

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LAZAR2 7/13/2012 8:48PM

    One of the reasons I don't do much weight lifting is it is intimidating to have to workout side-by-side with really strong in shape guys. Obviously this is something I need to get over at my gym. But I appreciate that you can relate too!

Do what you need to do schedule-wise, but if you keep with it try to push yourself to not care what anyone thinks about you and just be confident!!

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COURTNEYO5 7/13/2012 5:52PM

    I can understand that. I used to go to a gym with men and women. Some of the women in there were worse than the men!! They would do the elliptical machines like they were training for the Olympics or something. Dripping with sweat. The guys were much more low key. It was a little intimidating. I just stuck to my treadmill and my weights. Honestly, I didn't care what these sweaty wackos thought of me. I thought they were strange so who cares if they thought I was fat. That was my mentality. But, I do understand about intimidation. When I was younger, I used to go to curves in my area and some of the women there were in great shape and worked out so effortlessly. I struggled. Between all the extra weight and being a smoker, yeah it was a workout for me. But, I just went in, did my thing, and left. Yes, I was a little envious but I made a mental note that I someday wanted to be like that. And I'm still hoping that may come true someday. Keep on going...don't worry about it!

Do it for you and your health and to achieve your goals! They're not gonna lose the weight FOR u so...they could actually turn out to be nice guys, who knows? Don't give up...Best of luck to you...HUGS, Courtney
P.S.---Did u get my skinny jeans? emoticon

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JLJOYNT 7/13/2012 5:40PM

    I used to do the same thing. Unfortunately our local gym closed so I work out at home. I guess I always felt like everyone was making fun me even though they were always very nice and helpful. I guess it's that low self esteem thing getting in the way. I don't know about you, but I need to work on that.

Keep up the good work!

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