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My America's Funniest Home Videos Gym Moment (Not so Funny!)

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I love me some America’s Funniest Home Videos. Kids face planting, people getting hit in the face with exercise balls, cute dogs doing cute things. I am ALL OVER IT.

Well I almost got caught in one of those AFV moments myself yesterday at the gym…

I got on the treadmill and I was trying to channel that positive energy so I was like “I am going to jog today!” and tried to fiddle around with the levels to get in a good place. I’m really focusing, going for the gold, and all of the sudden my treadmill goes dead. I grab the handles and hold on for dear life because you know that physics principal about objects in motion… they keep going. I look around me (our building has been known for having power outages so I was checking to see if it happened and could maybe go home for the day lol) and everyone else is still trucking along. Ummm… okay.

I hear a giggle, and this girl is crouched behind my treadmill all “OMG, I’m sorry! I accidentally unplugged your machine!”

See, the treadmill next to me is a bit finicky. Sometimes the screen goes all wacky and everyone kind of avoids it for a day. Apparently this girl thought she could unplug it and replug it back in to fix it – and got my cord instead.


I was REALLY working on the “being positive” thing yesterday so I shrugged it off and went back to trying my best at a wog session, but my goodness! Some people some days! I mean – I really could have broken my face or something!!!!!!!!!!!

I was beyond good yesterday on food & exercise. I’m hoping to do the same today. Still waiting on a call back from my doc’s office so no updates there. Just trying to keep going and stay alive/in one piece.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SONICB 5/11/2013 2:09PM

    Oh man, so glad you weren't hurt! I would have gone HULK! SMASH! on that girl and picked her up and hurled her across the room or something, hahahaha! Anger management issues...

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/10/2013 12:38PM

    OMG, that's funny! I'm glad your ok = )

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ASHLING9 5/10/2013 9:52AM

  I don't know why, but this reminded me of a time when I was walking across (non-moving) treadmills to get to the TV remote and I tripped and landed so hard in front of the men's college baseball team (generally the college's most rude boys ever). I had a bruise stretched from my ankle to my hip! It hurt terribly, but I think I was even more embarrassed!

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GRUMBLEGIRL 5/9/2013 11:32PM

    What a hilarious visual. Good for you for continuing your wog. I would have taken it as a sign from the gods to stretch and call it a day!!!

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PHEBESS 5/9/2013 10:22PM

    OMG, I'm glad you're okay! Sudden stops are dangerous!!!!!!! (I was on an escalator that stopped suddenly, and I nearly fell off - so I know exactly how you felt!)

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KAMINEKO 5/9/2013 8:57PM

    Good lord! I'm glad you didn't faceplant. Jeez!

It seems like you took it in stride well enough (no pun intended).


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    Yikes, that is scary & I hope she learned a lesson- look beforenyour un-plug!

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SARIANEC 5/9/2013 12:23PM

    Saw a news clip yesterday about a gentleman dancing and spinning around on the treadmill because he was bored with running. I imagine there are going to be lots of new AFV moments of people trying to imitate him.

Glad you didn't fall.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 5/9/2013 12:05PM

    Oof! Glad you didn't get hurt!

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MERRY_XMAS 5/9/2013 11:42AM

    Oups! That was scary... It's my fear when I'm on treadmill. Glad that you kept your balance!


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IRP1114 5/9/2013 11:16AM

    Crazy! Glad you are okay : )! Way to go staying positive and making it a good day!

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IMAVISION 5/9/2013 10:42AM

    emoticon I am thankful that you were not injured! emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 5/9/2013 10:41AM

    So glad you didn't fall. Maybe have a word with management about the faulty machine and "faulty" operator.

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SUMMER2203 5/9/2013 10:30AM

    that is some good balance practice there haha -- good for the core!!

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ANASARI 5/9/2013 10:19AM

    Derp!! Did you check to see if she was filming? Maybe she needs the $10k! Glad you avoided an accident. :)

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