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When Things Don't Go As Planned...

Sunday, February 17, 2019

So, if you have ever been to a public gym you have likely had the experience I did today: in you go with your great, well-laid plan and -NOPE!- somebody is already using your machine/weight/equipment. Sigh. So, in keeping with the good attitude example of my fellow sparkers, I just pick up a different weight (I decided heavier, because of this month's goal) and away I go. There I am, lifting away, looking in the mirror at the red-faced sweaty lady I am and it occurs to me that this is (sort of) a team sport. We have to take the time to be thoughtful of each other (wipe down those machines when you are done!) but also to be willing to change our course a little to help each other along. I was happy to switch out my plans so that a less experienced gym-goer could be more comfortable and use what she needed. I still got my workout in, so I certainly did not loose out! Part of SparkPeople, as I understand it, is sharing "the spark", and so we have a responsibility as a community to help each other along. Last entry I expressed my gratitude for all the encouragement I have received, and so I hope that I can continue to pay that forward in words and actions. Here's to a great week for all, filled with moments that bring you joy and inspiration! See you next week ♥️
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  • LORI-K
    Love this!! Thanks For sharing.
    373 days ago
    I always wipe down the machine and am courteous of others while I am at the gym.
    374 days ago
    I so hate when people don't wipe the machines down when they are done. I guess that is my pet peeve.
    374 days ago
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