Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stupid Gym, Stupid Reasons Not To Go

I went to the gym today.  I had to outsmart myself to get there.  I never watched Stargate Atlantis when it was on television and have been buying the seasons one at a time on Itunes and watching it on my laptop.  Love that show!  And today I realized DUH I could watch it on my Ipod while I'm on the elliptical at the gym.
Stupid gym.  I've wanted to go for months and have only been going once a month. For various stupid reasons....
  • I didn't want to be one of those New Year's resolutionists everyone complains about at the gym, crowding the place for the first few weeks of the year.  Really?  That was really a reason I didn't go to the gym?  Because of something someone wrote in an article or a blog?  Stupid reason. 
  • I didn't want to go because we had over a foot of snow and driving was a bitch at the very least, hazardous at most.  Ok, good reason. 
  • I didn't want to go because I'm fat.  Really, that was one of my reasons not to go to the gym and exercise.  In my defense, do you know that place is wall-to-wall mirrors?  I really regretted my decision to wear hot pink horizontal stripes today. 
So, I went.  I tried out the new "watching TV episodes on the Ipod while ellipticalling."  Awesome!  Much better than watching the sports that are on all the TV's in the gym.  By the way, that's just one more thing that makes me feel like I don't belong at the gym... sports on almost every TV.  I'm not a sportsfan, I'm just a fat chick trying to shed her fat-suit.

So now I've got a battle plan for the gym.
  1. Load up the Ipod with more Stargate Atlantis.  Buy the next season and only watch it at the gym.
  2. Choose an elliptical further from the wall o' mirrors next time. 
  3. And no more stripes.


Cammy said...

Good for you for finding some inspiration! Great idea to only watch episodes on the elliptical as motivation. (I've been saving my People magazines to read on the crossramp. :))

Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42 said...

LOL! I can identify with the first excuse. That's funny.

And I am so aware of all of those mirrors. I don't mind if I'm looking at proper form, but I hate them when I'm trying to figure out Zumba steps -- I don't need a reminder of what a fat goof-ball I look like.

liz said...

i haven't been back yet.... Monday i worked a 12 hr day unexpectedly and then couldn't get wound-down enough to get to bed at a decent hour after getting home after 8 p.m... i'm hoping to go again tomorrow. we shall see!

liz said...

and someone saw my mcdonald's lunch Monday and asked if i was going to tell on myself.... so here i am! i had mcdonald's for lunch Monday! sigh... it's a process, people.