Summer activities =)  

rm_Fireball329 44F
94 posts
5/17/2006 9:46 pm

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Summer activities =)

So I decided to sign up with a gym today, and I'm stoked about it. I've been wanting to push a little harder as far as the "getting fit" thing goes, and while I've always been nervous as hell about the gym (when you're overweight, all you want to do is crawl under a rock and never come out - beh, I know the feeling), I know that it's the best thing for me to do.

One of my co-workers put it best when she said, "And what better place for you to be embarrassed? At least you're doing something about it. The place for an overweight person to really be embarrassed is at the buffet table."

Excellent point! So I gave up some of my very hard-earned money today. I think it'll be worth it. I'm actually not able to sleep tonight, because all I want to do is go out and start doing this - which is exactly what my trainer has advised me not to do. It figures! =)

I still haven't decided on whether I'm going to keep my membership here. The answer at this point is most likely a yes - but I don't know for sure. There is one person that I've had my eye on for a bit, but I've never actually encouraged him because he's a bit far away from me. I know he'd be willing to meet up, though. I'm considering it.

Ah, well. I really need to sleep. It's been a crazy week at work, so I'll be enjoying the weekend. Going to Dorchester County with a friend - I know, I know, what for? =) Actually, I like the Eastern Shore very much. There's more to the E.S. than Ocean City, though.

'night, all. Until next time.

TheLongRunner 54M  
256 posts
5/18/2006 8:27 am

Your co-worker is right. Sure, there are inevitably some
people at every gym who will smirk at anyone who's not walking
around inside a perfect body...but for every 1 of those, there
are 99 more who know what it's like to struggle and sweat...and
who realize that anyone willing to make the effort deserves a
lot of credit just for trying.

But (laugh) do try to pay attention to your trainer. If s/he is
any good at it, then you'll start off s-l-o-w-l-y (in direct
conflict with the do-it-now-now-NOW mindset you've expressed)
because starting off in a hurry is an excellent to hurt yourself
in ways that new and interesting. (Although perhaps not as
interesting as you've recently experienced.)

GummaGunnySited 56M

5/22/2006 10:53 pm

Don't push yourself too hard. Take it easy. Every little bit helps. If you go too hard too early you'll talk yourself out of going back real fast.

Good luck.

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