update, I dove in!!

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by crazymama30, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    and now I am soaking wet. Or I was after I worked out tonight. I have not had a cigarette since yesterday morning, and really do not want one. It was bad this morning, and after yesterday's IEP meeting. I did notice that today I could work longer on the machines and I was breathing better. This could work. Those Barbie types at the gym disgust me. They can walk fast on the ellipictal and talk on the cell phone. I can't talk. I have to work at breathing.
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good for you for the work out and the no cigarettes!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bravo:

    I'm so glad I work out at a club where there all ages and all weights because I know what you mean about those Babie types. Thankfully I don't see many of them at our club!
  3. Jena

    Jena New Member

    you are so funny the barbie types it is sooo true though. breathing is alot more important than cell phone.....lol

    wow that's huge no smoking. good for you. i may attempt that someday......:)
  4. ML

    ML Guest

    Congratulations on take this step towards a healthier lifestyle. You are going to feel soo much better. I am really proud of you!!
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Um.....What's wrong with Barbie types? :tongue:

    Starbie, the workout Barbie - she comes with a terry cloth towel, a water bottle, tight fists, and perky - snacks. LOL
  6. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I am jelous of their perky snacks!!! The size 0 workout clothes. I also get disgusted with the fact they can talk on their cell phones while working on the ellipictal. I am lucky if I can breathe.

    I now have a cold. I still have not smoked, but no way am I working out today. NOT gonna happen.
  7. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    CM, I know how hard it is to go to the gym when you're feeling intimidated and out-of-shape. Here are a few thoughts that might help.

    1) If you're able to talk on the phone while using the elliptical, then you might not be working hard enough to get into the fat-burning zone OR the cardio-improvement zone. :exercisebike:The objective is to work hard enough that you find it somewhat difficult to talk but you can say the occasional short phrase.

    2) You're at the gym to focus on you, not on them. I know it can be so intimidating to walk out there on the gym floor when you're not feeling at your best. You feel as though everyone is staring at you, judging you. Well...my grandmother once told me that most people are so busy worrying about what everyone else is thinking about them, that they don't have the slightest bit of attention left to focus on you.

    That was one of the most valuable life-lesson I've ever had. It taught me not to worry about what other people think of me, because they're likely not paying attention anyway.

    And now, a story...
    About 12 years ago, I joined a gym for the first time ever. In my teens and early 20s, I studied dance and was in great shape, but working in an office job I had gained weight and lost a lot of ground. I showed up at the gym the first time, wearing the baggiest sweatshirt I owned, and a pair of my then-husband's shorts. I decided to try using the treadmill. I got on the treadmill, and not sure how the controls worked, started pressing buttons. :treadmill:The belt under my feet started to move and I started to walk. The belt was going very slowly, so I kept pressing the "go faster" button to get it up to a comfortable walking pace. Of course, I didn't realize that the treadmill mechanism takes a bit of time to respond. Before I knew it, the belt under my feet was flying. I started sprinting to try and keep up. But I couldn't. The next thing I knew, I was flying backwards through the air, and I landed on my posterior in the middle of the gym.

    I was absolutely mortified! :bag:I was just about ready to pick myself up and slink away, never to return, when an absolutely gorgeous man came over, helped me up and handed me a towel. He smiled, said nothing and walked away. I looked around the gym, and instead of the horrified stares I was expecting, everyone was continuing with their workouts as if nothing had happened. They didn't even notice my fiasco.

    So...don't worry about the Barbie-girls and their perky snacks. You go to the gym, have a great workout, and have a great time! :you_go_girl:

    All the best, and keep up the good work.

  8. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I agree about not focusing on them but on you. Who cares who is working out. They may have started years before you or always had the good habits that we desparately want. Give them their credit that they are working for their health and not your role model.
    I have been thinner and athletic and heavy and frumpy. Neither time did I notice anyone but myself and what I needed to do.
    You will feel so good about what you are doing if you let go of those visions of others and feel your own success and hard work.

    I also got the attitude that I paid my dues just like everyone else so I had as much right to be there as anyone.