Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I will reward my exercise efforts with chocolate

It's only Tuesday, but I've already been to the gym twice this week. If you do the math, that means I've been TWO DAYS IN A ROW, something that has happened approximately never before in my life. Yesterday I went on the treadmill. It's the only piece of equipment I trust myself to use without worrying that I might break it. After all, I was told on my personal tour of the gym that each piece of exercise equipment is less than two months old, so I would hate to be the person who makes the purchase of another expensive heart-strengthening/muscle-tightening/leg-stretching apparatus necessary. Especially after I was told I couldn't have a calendar of events for the month of March because they're too poor to afford paper.

A very interesting thing happened while I was walking to the locker room. A large group of soldiers were standing where I was trying to walk and one of them finally noticed. He looked around, started waving his arms and loudly announced, "Female! Female!" They parted like the Red Sea. I felt so important. The fact that a general was holding a ceremony at the gym while I was there proved without a shadow of a doubt that this gym is nothing like a YMCA back home.

Today I went to a new Zumba class. It was my first time doing Zumba in front of a mirror and, while I strategically placed myself in the back row, I saw enough to know that the below picture is very very true. 

4 comments:

Ashley said...

BAHAHA! I am so sure that I'll hurt myself and others that I only do Zumba on the Wii. I figure if I learn a few moves than maybe it'll be safer for all involved...

The New "Normal" said...

Lol! I love that picture! I've never tried Zumba for that exact reason - I would look like a complete fool! That and my body just does not move that way. And I'm a total klutz... Good for you for going, keep it up! :)

Jenn said...

We are SO gonna get along.

Do you run at all? I am going to TRY to get back into it once Second Baby arrives (have an awesome double jogger!). But I have a feeling that running (which, for me, is MUCH closer to resembling jogging. Or walking, with a little bounce in my step) is going to be a wee bit hard to get back into, what with all of the chocolate weight and pushing two humans as well as my own body while dealing with obstacles such as FRICTION and GRAVITY and little hills and such. Ugh.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Hehe...that picture is super funny. ;) Good for you going to the gym!!