Thursday, November 3, 2011

Things I learned at the gym...that I wish I hadn't

 Mama needs some stress relief...
that is legal, ethical, and not chemically related.

I have been going to the gym with more frequency.
To be fair, it should still be categorized as occasionally.

I wrote about the gym in an earlier post, here.
Anyways, I have learned a few more things I wish I hadn't.
 I thought I'd share a few.
Feel free to share yours as well.

Some people think it is a stellar idea to sit as close to the vent that blows out the yummy eucalyptus sauna steam as possible...and hack and cough, and hack and cough.  While I am sorry you are sick, get the heck out of the sauna before all of us women who are trying to relax get sick too.

On a similar, and disgusting note (yet unrelated), I decided to try quickly showering at the gym because trying to go home and do it with the kids around proves to be quite difficult, you see.  Wow, this also includes a few minutes when it is quiet, right? Nope!  There is a lady who thinks that spitting up flem balls in her shower stall.  Not once, but several times I heard that awful sound.  I took a moment and thanked Heavens that I had my trusty flip-flops on.  Seriously, this gym is really nice I promise.  Some people are just gross.

Lastly, I found that I feel like a 25 year old in the Dance Jam class.  Occasionally, we do the "tootsie roll" or bust a move to an oldie, from like from way back in the 90's.  I am in my element.  Then it happens...the woman in front of me moves and I see myself in the mirror!!! "I AM NOT 25 ANYMORE!  WHY ARE THINGS STILL MOVING AND SHAKING A BIT EVEN AFTER I HAVE STOPPED?!  WHY, OH WHY??"  The good thing is that the lady gets right in front of me again, which is normally rude, but in my case it saves a tiny bit of self esteem and I just keep on shaking my grove-thang.  

Hopefully I can make a better routine of going and being more healthy and less stressed.  I'd love to try yoga again and I am sure that there would be a hilarious post after that one.  Anyone want to join me?


Anonymous said...

you know I just heard from a friend that she knew someone who used their gym membership post partum to put the baby in child care so that they could get a shower without interuption. At first I thought what a genuis idea and then I thought - man that sounds like a lot of work for just a shower. Anyway......

Krista said...

Good point, V!