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The More Sweat the Better

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

While at the gym yesterday, I began thinking about all the different types of people you see at the gym.

There are the 'newbies', those that haven't been there very long. They look around nervously, wondering what they should do next.

There are the extremely fit. Those who have muscles out the ying-yang and usually grunt while working out.

The ones that don't really workout at all. I try not to let it bug me, but sometimes they do. You know the ones. They barely have the treadmill going and endlessly talk on the phone. Or have a whole horde of girls (yes they are usually svelte, pretty girls) that tend to disturb my music or audio book.

But then there are just the regular old joes. These are my favorite. You see them often and they Always leave sweaty and worked hard. I wonder if they know that sometime they inspire me to keep going, to work harder? They aren't always the tiniest or the most buff, but damn they work at it and try to improve themselves. I love it.

I try not to judge people and would never let any 'slip-ups' be known to those I see. But it's fun to look around and realize that even though I may not know these people and at first glance don't have anything in common with them. We all have fitness and wanting to be healthier in common.

I guess my point is that no one is perfect and we all strive to be better. I'm learning that you have to love your body and what it can do no matter where you are in your life. I appreciate that my body took me 7 miles on Monday and 5 on Tuesday. I hope that you can appreciate your body too.

And just to add some humor:

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    Great attitude! you're right, there's a silent brother/sisterhood in the gym. Once once realizes that, it helps the newbies feel like regulars.

    My wife once told me, "You know, people spend a lot less time thinking about you than you think they do!"

    Humbling and inspiring at the same time!

    Good luck...keep at it....stay strong!
    1821 days ago
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