I need to come clean now. The gym stuff hasn't been going so well. There's been an entire week-long break from it here and there. I'm having a hard time finding the energy and motivation on some days. I try on other days, but sometimes, my heart just isn't in it. I've gained some weight back. I'm not sure how much because I don't want to step on the scale. I'm trying here and there, but it's just not enough. I need to try harder. I need to go back to getting in a walk each day, to making sure every single day has some form of exercise in it. That being said, I have been making it to the gym the last week or so.
The more I make it to the gym, the more I notice certain groups of people. It's funny how alike people at the gym are! They make not seem alike at first, but there are so many similarities! Picture this.....a nearly 6-foot-tall woman with dark-blonde hair, pulled back into a tight ponytail. She's about 50-years-old and in near-prime physical condition. Another woman, same age-range, maybe 5 and a half feet tall, fluffy brown, shoulder-length hair, also in great physical condition. They look so different and I'm sure if you met them, their personalities would be incredibly different. But....similarities, aside from just the physical....they both dress in skimpy little outfits that show off their health. The taller woman always wears incredibly short running shorts and a sports tank. And the shorter woman...hides her legs with long yoga pants, but knots her t-shirts just below her rib cage to show off her stomach. I find people so fascinating! The hard-core runners who run around the track (and who I'm incredibly envious of....if only I could run without peeing my pants!). The buff, well-muscled strength-trainers who lift weights. The beef-cakes who just want attention, so they grunt and groan and slam weights down so people will look at them. One of my favorite groups to watch are the pick-up men....the gym is like a buffet-line for them! Only problem is....more often than not, the "dishes" aren't all that interested in them! They wink and do the "hey, how you doing" thing and hope they'll get lucky. They hop on machines in hopes of impressing the lady next to theirs only to have to hop back off when they're out of breath because they can't keep up with her. It's so much fun to watch!
I need to keep all that enjoyment in mind and use it to try to get my butt into the gym more often!