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So, are you here to exercise or just look cute?!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Okay, I am going to vent for a minute! The biggest thing I hate about going to the gym is when you get these cutsie little girls that have themselves all dolled up, REEKING of purfume, walking on the treadmill at 1.3 miles per hour and not seriously there to exercise. I was so furstrated yesterday for this reason! At the Y they have 3 very good ellipticals, 2 so-so elliptical and a bunch of CRAP ellipticals. Normally, I don't have a problem getting a good elliptical, but yesterday I did. I was so irritated. I don't mind it when people are there to genuinely workout but when you have these girls that are there for social hour, I do. Usually, people are curteous of others and take their time and get off then move on so others can use the machines. Ugh! I swear it was social hour, I about choked on the girls purfume -- I was mad!! I ended up on one of the Precor ellipticals that don't really seem like an elliptical, more like a stair stepper, it was weird, the motion was not natural and had no handlebars. But, either way, I got through it and ended up with a pretty good workout. The majority of us there are there for the right purposes, so I shouldn't complain, but I just had to for a sec!

Swimming lessons yesterday were a total bust. My poor Mr. Baby was not feeling overly well, and I didn't realize how much so until he puked all down the front of me. Of course, my DH was working so I had not choice but to pull the kids from their lesson and go home. Big Brother was none too pleased. But they got over it. My Mr. Baby was feeling much better but to be safe, I gave him some Wish Garden Herbs and his tummy quit gurggling and he ended up eating 3 bowls of soup! Just to be safe, I am going to keep him home and not go to the Y this morning. I just don't want to risk him getting sick there. I did end up getting up to exercise this morning and hopefully he will be better tomorrow and I can go then.

Not much else to report. Weight was exactly the same as last week. 142.6 on the mark! I wish it could stay that way all the time, but as long as I can keep it below the 145 mark, I am good! I feel like I am in mainenance now. I truly do. It is nice to finally have made it. It has been a good journey and I feel so rewarded -- I have never felt this good and to think that I actually enjoy exercise. When I started this journey, I did not and now it is such a big part of me, I can't NOT exercise. It is great!!!
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  • WYOKATHERINE
    I hope the little one is feeling better. Isn't it great to have a place to vent and everyone understands what you are talking about? You have a done a great job reaching your goals Amber and I am very proud of you. You are an inspiration to many and a great team leader. Take care, spring really is right around the corner. LOL
    4230 days ago
  • KORBEL
    Lol, you're not alone feeling this way!! I remember my Ah-ha moment. . .it all started when a friend wanted to go to the gym. I stopped at her house to pick her up, she said, 'be ready in a sec'. I walked into her bathroom, and she had ROLLERS IN HER HAIR!! and was applying LIP GLOSS!! ARRGGHH!! Then after we worked out, we weighed ourselves, now she's a fairly petite girl, and she weighed like 115, and said she was fat!! I weighed in at 189!! I just wanted (and still do) to tell girls like this, WHATEVER!!
    4235 days ago
  • ELLIQQ
    I really dislike perfume .. maybe a little in the evening. But sometimes it is so stong, I swear I can taste it .. and I don't like that at all !! I swear some people just don't have a clue. I'd rather smell honest sweat than taste perfume!! Okay, I've had my rant. Hope the little guy is much better.
    4237 days ago
  • DESTINYE
    Oh dear sorry you had a bad day, and hope you can get some good exercise in there soon. It definitely has a social aspect to the gym and can imagine it gets old fast!
    4237 days ago
  • MAGIC10FINGERS
    Oh, I so understand your frustration. I go to even a smaller gym, 1 elliptical & only 2 TMs. I'm screwed if there are other people there. That's why I have to find time that I'm sure no1 else would be there. Also glad it's almost spring so I can go outside & not have to worry about those socialites. Sorry Mr Baby got sick, that stinks. The others will get over it. Good job on maintaining. many hugs, Ruth
    4238 days ago
  • MOJAVEMAMA
    I know what you mean. Yesterday, I had the same problem. As I am gasping for air on my 3 mile run on the treadmill all I get is perfume. Where's the oxygen?! I just hope that someone will pick me up if I fall over. ; )
    4238 days ago
  • EMBBEAR
    I KNOW! Why would anyone put makeup on for the gym???? It's craziness. At least you have more than one elliptical, our gym has the one coveted elliptical!
    4238 days ago
  • BONDGIRL72
    That is such a bummer on the social hour. I forget about that aspect of gyms after not being there for so long! Hope you get a better work out in when your little guy is feeling better!
    4238 days ago
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