Despite being a few minutes late, I did hit the gym with Skinny Bitch this morning. It’s been years since I stepped foot in a gym and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Planet Fitness is new to my town and they advertise being a “Judgment Free Zone.” I have to say that’s how it felt. The employees were very nice and there was no Barbie doll in spandex behind the counter. The memberships are a bargain at $10/month and it’s easy to cancel.
Since this facility is brand new, all the machines looked fantastic and the gym was very clean. I was shocked that people actually wipe down the machines when they are done. You know there are wives out there that would be stunned to see their husbands holding a bottle of disinfectant and paper towels. Everything smelled good and looked nice.
I did not work with a personal trainer today, but would like to get an appointment with one to make sure I’m doing the right stuff to meet my goals. Instead, we walked on the treadmill for 30+ minutes. Well, me for 30, Skinny Bitch for 30+ and at an incline to maximize her workout. Pretty fancy stuff. I’m always shocked to see people that have the coordination to walk on a treadmill and read or talk on the phone at the same time. Not me. I need to hang on for dear life. Any way you do it, it’s never cool to go flying off a treadmill. There is some new-fangled cardio equipment there that I’ve never seen before, so I’ll check that out another time.
We also did a few nautilus machines, a few leg ones, one for back fat, another for wiggly upper arms. But since we all know that I’m perfect and don’t suffer from any of these atrocities 35+ year old women face, I just did those machines to keep Skinny Bitch company. I am an excellent friend like that.
Right now I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself. I had a mental list going into this extended time off and I’ve actually accomplished a few items. My schooling is done, the house is starting to feel less cluttered and I even made it to a gym. Even better, I liked the gym and the people there. I wasn’t the fattest or the skinniest, the prettiest or the ugliest, but I was comfortable there. Never once did I feel like people were watching and laughing. Maybe I’m just older and wiser now and stopped giving a shit about what others think.
I’m off to soak in the tub now and strategize my plans for the rest of the day. Plans may or may not include a long nap.