In an effort to get skinny (Bubba says my butt is huge and Dude says my stomach is squishy) Hubs and I have been going to the YMCA pretty frequently this school year. I love our Y. It is simple. I don’t worry about looking like a fool there like I did when we lived in the Lou. Like almost everything else in Nevada, I feel like I fit in there.
Even though I am still a fatty, I feel really good working out. This is an amazing statement considering until recently (okay- currently, too) I claimed that exercise caused me to have an allergic reaction- I break out into a sweat and get clammy, my breathing is affected, I turn red and have muscle pain and fatigue. (Come on you all know that those are classic signs of an allergic reaction)
Another thing I love about going to the gym is people watching. I often Tweet from the treadmill or elliptical things that I see while sweating it out. Yes, I am one of those people playing on my phone at the gym (whatever it takes to get me through the torture).
I have decided to start blogging my observations rather than constantly facebooking and getting sweat all over my phone (ewww!) Your tweet stream and news feed will thank me. I want to hear your stories as well. You can comment here or email me and I will add them (with your permission) on those days I
skip the gym don’t see anything interesting.
Heres what I pondered today:
Why do people where jeans to work out? I mean really, I love my jeans days and often wear them on the weekends but to the gym. Today there were 3 guys learning the ropes to the weight equipment wearing jeans and their wife beater shirts. I work out in a pair of shorts that I pray doesn’t pull too tight across my rear and a t-shirt that is embarrassingly ratty so I guess I don’t have much room to talk about gym fashion.
Whats in your water bottle? Mine has (wait for it)… water. There is a lady that works out on a similar schedule to me that always has a large styrofoam cup. Sometimes it is a gas station cup and sometimes it is a Sonic cup. I am dying to know what she drinks while she sweats. Is she replacing her electrolytes (that’s me trying to sound sporty) with a sports drink or is she counteracting her efforts with a Coca-Cola.
My questions for you today: What do you work out in and whats in your water bottle?