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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I'm a bit frustrated ...
Okay A LOT frustrated.

Instead of diving head first into a vat of chocolate and peanut butter or an XL pizza I'll blog it out and then be done. Okay, maybe not done but I'll feel better.

The gym I workout at allows me to bring a guest everyday, twice a day, once month or once a year ... basically if I'm in the gym my guest can be there too. SOOOO, I offered this to my workout friend that works down the street with me. I never asked her to help me with my gym membership but to simply show up and workout on the days we schedule to do so. It appeared to be a win win situation. UNTIL it is not.

We generally attend a class of five that is lead by Trainer Janet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I LOVE the class but if I can go workout during my lunch hour with Trainer Janet I would do so. To accommodate my friends schedule we go at night these two days. UNTIL we don't.

Today, at 3:00 p.m. I received a text message saying she couldn't make tonight. I was already having a hard day and that text just hit me wrong. She made choice to NOT workout and waited till later in the day to tell me which tossed me into a mind freak. It was too late to workout at lunch ... I'd already taken one and I don't relish in the thought of going there after hours. Yup, color me angry and having a bit of fit. It happens. Feel what you feel! Call a thing a thing!

I've become comfortable "waiting" for someone to workout with and that has become destructive. From now on, I'll be heading to the gym when I feel like ... not when it fits their schedule. Lunch time workouts fit ... I'm in and out ... and I get home at a reasonable hour. Done and Done!!
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ENDUROVET 11/29/2013 11:10PM

    I hear ya babe - over the yrs I have found that lunchtime is the only consistent time that works for me...
I've also learned not to depend on gym buddies I'm afraid!!!
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PANDASUE2 11/21/2013 7:57AM

    I had a gym "buddy" that was like this too. Would plan with me to go and then cancel, or not even cancel, just not show up. ALL THE TIME. After not hearing from him for two days straight I just said screw it... and went on my own. Still going on my own months later and when I saw him the other day, he had REALLY put on the pounds. Gotta do what we gotta do!

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POSITIVELY_ICAN 11/20/2013 1:42PM

    She can get her own gym membership now. I haven't seen a friend of mine since I worked out with her and she poked me in the belly and told me to "suck it in" like she was disgusted with me. I still love her but can't get past that poking.


We're better off on our own I suppose

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MANLEYSANDY 11/20/2013 10:47AM

    I am glad you blogged it out, tt does help! Working out with people can be good and bad, I know, so do what is best for you because your health and wellness is what is important...

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/20/2013 7:38AM

    I hear ya! I have a friend that was "supposed" to be working out with me, and she'd ALWAYS cancel last minute. We never worked out until after work, but it's still SUPER frustrating to have to change plans like that. I'm glad you've got your own plan and you aren't letting this get the best of you!

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STEVEN_D 11/19/2013 8:52PM

    Don't let others determine your happiness, is what I am hearing. Do what you do because of you. No one except you can fulfill your needs.

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NACHTSKAI 11/19/2013 8:05PM

    I am with you on this one - it's your health that's on the line not hers. You should do what is comfy for you and what fits into your schedule. I would love to have someone offer to pay for my gym membership. Keep going forward one step at a time my friend.

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