Wednesday, January 11

Someone needs to write a book....

on gym etiquette...any takers???
After dropping R. off at preschool yesterday morning, I headed to the gym. Actually, I drug myself to the gym.....I didn't want to do it, but I did. I truly enjoy the working out part, but I loathe being surrounded my super-cute, super fit people that are 10 years my junior. Anyway...I made it through the 50min cardio session & was feeling quite well physically. But (you knew there had to be a 'but' didn't you??) it all took a nose dive upon entering the ladies locker room. Just as I started to pull my shoes off, my friend that I had worked out with, introduces me to an acquaintance of hers. For the story's sake we'll call the acquaintance 'Skinny Bitch'. As my friend introduces us, I can't help but feel like absolute dog crap...I am in frumpy sweats & a baggy t-shirt while Skinny Bitch is wearing something like this (with the body to boot):
As if the visual isn't bad enough, Skinny Bitch proceeds to tell us about the great 2 hours she just spent with her personal trainer. Doing what??? Having martinis??? Cuz her hair was freakin' perfect, as was her make-up...and not a drop of sweat in sight. Anyway......the real kicker went like this. She starts discussing her current homeschooling curriculum (she has 4 kids!) with my friend. At this point she is standing right next to where I am seated on the bench... the next thing I know, in one fluid motion she pulls her tank top & sports bra off & tosses them in the corner. Hello??? Did she forget that I was less than 2 feet away??? Do people have no regard for personal space??? I did not need to see all of that.........
At this point you have probably already thought "Stacy must really be insecure" Well you are exactly right....as I have said before, I have huge body image issues...but that was the ultimate. And Skinny Bitch then wanted to continue to have a conversation with me while she stood there topless. Can you say "NO THANKS"??? As I entered the gym today, I prayed she wasn't there..and to my good fortune, she wasn't.........maybe she caught pneumonia parading around that way ;)

3 comments:

Wife2TJ said...

Thats one of the reasons I hate to go to the gym and would rather work out at home. I am way to self concious around the other people there. I feel like I dont fit in at all. I haven't gone to the gym in years because of it. I just work out around my house.

Michelle W. said...

I hate going to the gym with all those people who look like they should be on some sort of catalog and I drag my flabby self in there trying to avoid eye contact!

Michelle

melissa said...

I hear ya loud and clear..hate seeing those skinny minnies in cute little out fits while they stare you up and down, when you are trying to work-out and get in shape. geez :P