I've honestly been disappointed since moving here in that I believe our last duty station had more interesting characters at the gym then where we are now. Today however, I was treated to a few interesting sights and one situation that really ticked me off.
Interesting person #1
The guy was wearing sunglasses. Inside. To lift weights.
Why? I have no idea. The only situation I would think one would wear sunglasses for an hour inside a gym would be because you've recently had laser surgery or your eyes are dilated. I'm thinking that wasn't the case.
Interesting person #2
Ok..let me preface this by saying I lift weights. I love weights more than cardio. I like being toned and having muscles. I do NOT however want to look like this.
That's what the lady at the gym looked like today, except her biceps looked a little more cut. I get that there are different strokes for different folks and I guess that's how she wants to look. I just don't ever want to look like that.
Incident that Ticked me off:
Most people who do weights regularly know there are certain rules. You don't hog the dumbbells and/or weight machines, you re-rack your weights and you don't walk between a person lifting weights and the mirror they are facing.
Well.. a lady today did two of the three things. I was on a weight bench working on arms and using 10 and 15 lb dumbbells for various exercises. I re-rack whatever weights I'm not using and then rotate them out when I need them. I'm using 15 lb weights today and a lady comes and grabs the 10. I put up the 15lb weights and grab a 20 lb weight for some lifts. The lady comes back over, picks up the 15lb weights and walks back over to where she is. So now she has the 10lb and 15lb. I look over at her, wait a few minutes and she NEVER brings them back. Finally I just went across the gym and got the weights I needed. Normally I'd say something, but I knew today would be a bad day for me to say what I really thought so I kept it to myself. The icing on the cake was that she repeatedly walked in front of me while I'm facing the mirror trying to look at my form. Um...you seriously can't walk behind me? It's that much of a struggle for you?
Moral of the story? Tread lightly around me at the gym. :)
Oh..and for all those that like my new blog layout, thank you! I'm not talented enough to do it myself so I asked Becca over at Lovely Yellow Ribbons to do it for me. Isn't she just the most creative person ever? I'm in love with my new layout!