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Flo-Jo and Froyo – Bingo!

21 May

Today was my triumphant return to the gym. Shockingly, I was not greeted with balloons, whistles and high fives.
Don’t they know what it took to get myself here today?!

It’s been months since I set foot in the place. That seems to be my shtick, I go religiously, buy new workout pants, a fancy water bottle, and start feeling fantastic….

Then – BAM! – I’m done. I skip a day and the next and the next and the next thing I know I haven’t seen the gym in 4 months.
Since I sucumbed to my sloth tendencies 4 months ago, I truly haven’t really seen that much of a difference in the way I look. (Those who have, have kindly kept it to themselves) My weight has stayed the same. I still wear the same size clothing.

What I absolutely DO recognize is a total change in the way I feel. I’m not as happy. I’m not as confident or energetic. I am a better version of me when I’m making my body sweat for an hour, four or five times a week.

How can I get myself to remember how much better I feel about myself and life in general when I’m working out? It’s only one hour out of my entire day. Target and my comfy little writing chair at Coffee Bean will still be there after my gym time.

Maybe my gym could start serving froyo and install a self serve candy bar! That would get me there everyday for sure!

Yes, these types of thoughts actually cross my mind. Frequently.



Don’t Look At Me While I’m Looking At You Look At Me – Rules For The Gym

4 Oct

There are some rules in the world that are totally unspoken and yet still very important.

The Gym is one of those places that you can commit major faux pas faster than you can sneeze.

It would really make everyone’s life a lot easier if the sacred Gym laws were just plastered at the entrance. It would really save everyone a tremendous amount of frustration and possible embarrassment.

1. If you know you will be sweating profusely, grab a little towel at one of the many towel stations scattered throughout the facility. It is not acceptable to get another person wet with juice from your glands unless you are blood related or intimately involved with said person.
2. If you are a professional dancer and your in the front of the class in Zumba, try to take it down a notch. You make the rest of us feel like morons.
3. If there is more than a 30 year age difference between you and your object of affection, don’t act on it. It’s awkward for everybody involved.
4. Don’t use physical force to get the weights or body bar you want to use for class. Chances are you will see that person again at a fundraiser or PTA meeting and you will be embarrassed that you shoved them to get to a 8lb weight.
5. Singing louder than the blasting music in class is frowned upon. Chances are you do not have a better voice than the artist singing, so zip it and focus on your breathing.
6. If you want to get to know someone better or introduce yourself, that moment in the locker room when you drop your towel and slip into your underwear is not the time to do it. I don’t care how comfortable you are with your body, nobody wants to be putting one leg into a pair of panties as you hear a stranger saying, “Hi, aren’t you that Mommy Blogger?”


Did I forget any gym rules? What would you add to the list?


The Avengers On Acid

25 May

I went to go see Marvel’s Avengers in 3D last night with the spouse.  To say that I’m not really a comic book type girl would be an understatement. Although there was a time in College when I had a Girls Kick Ass sticker on the back of my SUV and wore a Wonder Woman shrunken tee.  I went in knowing the basics about all the characters, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and the others I jut used context clues and figured it out. It’s a pretty non super hero following friendly film. Even though aliens, heroes, and bombs are not my thing I still enjoyed it. There were even points when I was looking at Scarlett Johansson and thinking, I could totally shoot a weapon like that and kick alien butt. I guess, Zumba and the elliptical make me feel qualified to be a super spy. I also strongly believe that Mark Ruffalo was put in the movie just for myviewing pleasure. I made a vow about 10 seconds into his first scene that I will see every single movie that man ever makes for the rest of his life. Because of his astonishing acting skills, of course. Robert Downey Jr. was hilarious, but when I look at him my first thought is, I really really hope he stays off the crack and my second thought is how good he looks for an older guy in tight fitted clothing.

I left the movie realizing how much I truly miss the movie going experience. Even though I have seen a dozen studio lots and I know all about special effects, I still enjoy the ride. I also decided that 3-D is definitely not my thing. I was actually panicked and had to practice deep breathing for the first 5 minutes, then I was nauseous through the first half of the movie and left the theater with a monster head ache. If  I were the type of person who had ever tried acid in high school, I would say that the 3-D adventure must be quite similar to what it would be like for me, just a crazy guess. The last decision I made was that I need to keep going to the gym everyday. Even though I will never be as ripped as any of those actors, I am paying a bloody fortune at my gym and I am going to get my money’s worth trying to look like a super hero.


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