Sunday, January 20, 2013
I was on the elliptical minding my business because I like to tune everyone out and just jam to my music..anyone this lady came beside me and started to use the elliptical next to me, I was like cool, she kept nugging me asking how to operate the machine, fine, I helped her as I still continue to pedal my way through my workout.
The lady says to me oh you only burned 239 Calories, you're not doing nothing. At this point I was already on the elliptical for about 5 minutes burning 239 calories in 5 minutes is excellent. I was doing a workout on my elliptical that my trainer showed me how to program so I would flip back and forth to a resistance of 40/80 which was awesome, it was a challenge.
I looked over and this lady was doing nothing but pushing the machine, no resistance and on level 0 so of course if you are not training then you can push an elliptical anyway you want; unfortunately, I'm training so your 500 calories with no resistance is great.
So this lady continued on with her negativity about my incompetence on the elliptical, I started to get annoyed with her, but I ended up pushing further and harder with my routine and at the end of my routine I prevailed because I did what I was instructed to do by my trainer and she got off and got on the treadmill and by all means she got slapped by this lady and I walked away and just looked and shake my head and said "Do unto to others as you want others to do onto you".
The moral of this is that you will have negativity everywhere, and it is up to you to ignore or engage. I chose to help ignore and not engage. I know what I was there for and I did what I was suppose to do and that is what I did.
Whoooo Hoooo for me.