Monday, January 28, 2013
I'm not a big fan of working out with other people watching. I don't mind group exercise classes (they're actually my favorite) but I don't want to know anyone else in the class. I've been challenged by this lately -- sometimes humorously.
A couple of weeks ago I worked from home and therefore attended a 5pm class at the gym that I otherwise can't make it to. Who do I see there but a former co-worker!? It was great to see her again, but why did it have to be at the gym? On Saturday I went to Zumba and ran into a former neighbor. She was right behind me, too, so I felt "watched" the entire hour! (I know I should just get over myself.)
And then, today... Oh, today...
The premise of not being watched is also why I don't work out at home if my boyfriend is there. We live in a small one-bedroom condo with only one TV, which is located in the living room. He is respectful of me and would never laugh or anything. I just don't like it.
We had bad weather* this morning and work start time was delayed. My boyfriend stayed in bed and I decided to do a workout DVD, thinking he'd stay in bed for those 45 minutes. Of course, he got up about midway through my workout. My dislike is general, not pathological, so of course I continue. He goes to take a shower and right as the cool down starts...
The front door opens! We are re-doing our bathrooms and the start day is today. I knew that when I put on my workout clothes. But I didn't expect them there before 9am, not while I was working out! And they didn't knock, just in case anyone was home. Eek! I shot up and turned the DVD player off really fast, rolled up my yoga mat and tried to act like they didn't just see me working out at home. LOL
*I just want to say that the weather was FINE. It was mostly rain though the sidewalks were a little slick. I did not see any reason we needed a FOUR HOUR delay. Work begins at noon today! I came in early regardless since I have workers in my small home.