Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's not always fun working out at the

I headed to the YMCA and worked out tonight. It was a weight training day. Here are my gripes and yes I do plan on talking to the Y about some of them.

1. People of the Foglia YMCA, is it so hard to pick up the wipes that you use to wipe up your sweat, really? I probably picked up 7 tonight, 12 the other day. Also, is it that hard to clean up after yourselves in the stretching area. I had to dodge bosu balls, excercise balls, foam rollers, mats, and other items just to get to the mat to workout. It was like a mine field. It took me a whole 5 minutes to clean it all up. Come on people, I'm not your Mama and neither are the employees.

2. To all the MEATHEADS on the big boy side of the gym. You may enjoying looking at your muscles in the mirror and grunting while lifting weights and really I'm ok with that, but when you lift all those weights and grunt, could you please grunt and return the weights to the rack. Some of us are just starting out on our little weightlifting journey and we cannot even lift the weights that you are leaving on the machines and we don't really want to ask any of you to lift them for us because we really don't know how to speak grunt to convey our message, so let me just try and ask nicely here in a language you might understand. "You, move weight when done? Grunt, Grunt, Moan, Grunt.DO YOU UNDERSTAND? Thank you." I had to not use a couple of machines because moving almost 200 pounds was not worth it to me.

3. To the maintenance man, when you were telling us it was 10:00, it really wasn't. We still had 3 minutes. When you told us it was 10:00 even the Y's clocks did not say it was 10:00. Also, I'm not sure if it was you or someone else, but seriously do you need to start turing off the lights before 10:00pm? I do not like working out in the dark. Maybe that's a hint to those of us that were still there that you would like us to be working out in the dark, but we don't think we are that hideous. Please keep the lights on. I mean really how long does it take to turn off the lights. A whole minute maybe and I'm being generous here.

4. To the maintenance man (same one) and the YMCA lady. When someone comes down the stairs at only 2 minutes after 10:00 and tells you that they are really sick do you think you might want to ask them what was wrong, maybe ask them to sit down for a minute before they drive home? I do have to give the maintenance man credit. He did tell me I might want to put my coat on since it was so cold out, but not one of them asked me if I was ok. I told them I was really not doing well and I believe they told me to have a nice night. I was the last one leaving he Y at 10:03pm. I'm so sorry that I made you stay after for 3 whole minutes.

With all of these gripes I must say it is one of the best weight training workouts I have had in a long time. I uped my weights on two of the exercises that Matt (my trainer) taught me. I cannot wait to get there on Saturday and tell him that I don't need the 10 pounders anymore. I moved up to 12. GO ME!!. I really challenged myself. When I was ready to quit Matt would come in my mind and tell me to do one more or give it all I had and I was able to finish my reps, even with the new weight. There have been several times after working out with Matt I have felt sick to my stomach and like I was going to throw up because he pushes me so hard. Tonight I pushed myself so hard I felt like I was going to throw up. I felt like crap, but happy at the same time.

Off to bed, so I can get plenty of rest before I student teach tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong, but I can't stand the meat heads. They are intidating yet I know they are all soft inside and if you get them with a wonderful powerful woman they dead. :)

DarCar said...

"we really don't know how to speak grunt to convey our message". That line had me cracking up so hard. Oh my stars. You really got me rolling!

Kim said...

Hey there, I found your blog from a post you put on "My Angle". I am encouraged that your goal is a triathlon as that is my goal too. In fact this past summer I did a tri as part of a relay team and did the swim portion!!! IF you dont mind, I might add you to my blog roll of other inspiring blogs that I have found! Keep up the great work!!!