"Steam Room Revelations"
Friday, November 23, 2012
For my Women's Studies class, we read an article called "Steam Room Revelations." I don't go to the gym a lot, and when I do, it is nothing like what I read in this article. Everyone is covered and looking a lot more fit than me. For some reason, today was different.
My dad is a member of Life Time Fitness and always wants me to go work out there. Finally, thanks to SparkPeople, I am motivated and held accountable. And it is the day after Thanksgiving. Either way, he was very happy to take me.
So there I was in the locker room, putting my stuff away. I turn around and there is a pair of breasts! Then as I straighten up, this woman takes off her towel and is standing in front of me, completely naked, and completely oblivious to me. As I walk out into the main path, I see another naked woman, then yet another just walking from the showers to her locker! I was amazed by the beauty of these women. Not because they looked like super models, but they had so much confidence. Their skin held stories, their pubic hair was not carefully landscapes, and their breasts went wherever they felt like. I had never seen women in this capacity before and I was struck by the lack of care they had.
When I came back from my work out, I was no longer shocked by the naked women. I didn't completely bare myself, but I didn't try as hard to cover up while I was getting dressed. Just knowing that I could go naked and no one would care was incredibly liberating. I am glad I decided to go to the gym today.