Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Gym

I've been going to a gym for a little over a month now. I don't feel so new like I once did. I'm learning the protocols that are involved and figuring out many of the machines. But there are two types of people at the gym that drive me practically insane right now.

First, it's the Barbie girls. Hair done, make up on, GIANT fake boobs, and they take up entire areas for themselves. I don't make myself up for the gym only to get sweaty and have to take a shower and redo to whole thing. It seems like a waste of time to me and I'm not out looking for a new man. Most of the time they seem to hover in and around the treadmills but yesterday they took up any and all floor space. There isn't a lot of spots to get down and stretch, do any kind of ab work, your lunges, squats etc. My gym is rather compact, so you have to make do when it's crowded but taking up a whole section while you do your own version of step aerobics is rude.

Second, is the muscle heads. I get it. You're strong. You have to turn sideways to get through the door. Yay you! You look like you're on steroids! I may be a rather small girl who doesn't lift giant, heavy weights like you do, but I have the right to use the machines/weights too. Stop watching me struggle with my 20 pound bar bell. I mean they just stare like I should be getting ready to entertain them. Shall I break out into song? Do a tap dance? I don't stare at them even though they look ridiculous with their weight belts and protein shakes and square heads.

Do these people frequent all gyms or are they there to annoy me?


  1. I love you! we are so the same. I cant stand "those" types either.
    so annoying.
    so glad to see you at the gym. : )

  2. I thought you would enjoy this post KittyCat! I can't wait to have a great after picture to post so that you can see the results of all the time I'll be spending at the gym:)