Workout…

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Yesterday after work I had some time of solidarity at my favorite place, the Chapel.  I got out of work late so I decided to spend sometime in quiet and I actually passed out for about a half of an hour.  It was a very nice power nap to get me thru the rest of my day.

Well upon leaving the Chapel I went home and got my workout gear on and ventured to the Y.  Let me tell you, I love people watching.  It also cracks me up that the people who are the socialites of the workout arena are skinny, tan, usually 18-35 years old or so, and they have a body that is not conducive to actually working out.

 

Yes...the skinny tramps look like this! Sigh and for the rest of us who have a curvy womanly body...

 

Now, this is merely an observation.  There are groups that congregate in the specific classes, around the machines, and at certain times of the day.  There are grunters, moaners and girls that have full-blown fake nails, make up, and hair all done up just to sweat a little.  It also makes me laugh at the little girls walking in wearing next to nothing but just a simply “cutsie” workout bra and spandex!  OK, I have a nice body but I am a curvy woman.  I could never wear that and feel comfortable at the gym.  First off, you would have to double those bras up so the “twins” aren’t banging me in the face (now I need no black eyes!) and second off it is a privilege…..PRIVILEGE PEOPLE….to wear spandex!  I am sorry ladies but full coverage granny panties that bunch when you run do NOT look so attractive in spandex and I totally respect that.  So no spandex for this girl!  Normally I am the kid wearing the big t-shirts and shorts that actually cover the bum up.  I don’t look like I am picking up on any of the gym rat boys who are trying to get swoll for Spring Break.

So everyone I am sure has heard of Jersey Shore, right?  I am totally not even kidding you these girls looked like Snookie!

Personally....I would take the pizza!

Truly.  Not joking.  She looked exactly like her but in workout gear.  Skinny yoga pants, a clueless gaze, and was working on who knows what?!  Why is it necessary to look like this when working out but, to draw the wrong kind of attention and lose your cookies!  Sorry…just kind of annoys me.

I made the mistake in college once wearing a shirt I bought to support my roommate whom played Rugby.  See I was the flying Cheerleader and she was the Rugby extraordinaire!  I loved wearing those shirts out of support but, not to the gym!  The one day I got hit on by a fellow female student (I was wearing my Rugby shirt) and I am pretty sure that there was a “minor” assumption made!  HA.  Flattering, but sorry I don’t swing that way!  Needless to say, I thought twice before grabbing a random t-shirt to workout in…sigh.

I kind of get weirded out when people not only bring attention to themselves via the outfit chosen to work out in, but also at grunting or making animatistic loud noises!!  Is that really necessary???   REAAHHH-OOHHH-AHHH!  CLINK-CLINK-CLINK. SIGH. MAN…

I hope this evening I can zone out, not get distracted by Snookie and her Jersey Shore crew and make some progress training for this Mini Marathon that I am running in May!  Here goes another training session for me…

I will say this about yesterday, I laughed so incredibly hard.  I loved like I had never loved before, and forgot about the “dead weight” in my life.  Yesterday I was in the best of moods.  No idea why but I will take what I can get!  Today was very good over all now, we will see what this evening has in store!  🙂

Happy trails,

The CatMan

 

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Morning of Dismay and “POOF!” Now a Ray of Light!

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I am trying to hold myself together this morning and not to have a melt down.  So much for asking someone to do something once and it getting done.  Nothing at my house is done unless you truly do it yourself.  I need 5 minutes to myself free of people, distractions, and dismay.

Everything is seemingly annoying to me.  Click, click, click, click.  The rattling of papers, hunting and pecking of typing, the multiple voices inside my head saying eat the chocolate cake in the break room….OH the agony!  Maybe I am just being melodramatic, but you get the idea.

I seemingly saw this article this morning and it really aggravated me.  I will be the first to congratulate one for having a second chance and doing well but, this insincere “for instance” kind of just irritated me doubly. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Obama-calls-Eagles-owner-to-congraulate-him-for-?urn=nfl-300632.  The thing is this: what is this teaching our children?  It is OK for you to do something blatantly wrong (inhumane even), go to jail for a few days(someone will get you out if you are rich enough), if your good enough at what you do then someone will pick you up and life will go on as if nothing happened…..OH and you will get paid an outrageous amount for your efforts and second chance?  You will come out as the hero!  Now, I don’t have any children and I try to stay away from politics, but this is a crock of you know what!

Where is the lesson of consequence here?  Where is the lesson of cause and effect?  Just punishment?   President Obama is feeding right into this by congratulating the man at his success of winning versus his shot at a second chance and having a moral victory!  As far as observation is concerned, why wouldn’t he jump on to the “victory wagon”?               (heavy) SIGH….

I love sports but there is a lot of dirt involved.  People have not a clue.  I don’t claim to be an expert on it; however I do have a firm understanding of right and wrong.  Paying someone a huge amount to “stay” with a certain team vs. going to another, or bribing someone to go to their school over the competition, or scheming strategies to position your school to be the best school in the conference by paying people to have the “best” of everything….it’s all dirty.  I understand paying someone justly for their work.  I understand too that you need the proper training and opportunities to succeed…I just think it’s just much too much.  Is it really necessary for them to be getting millions upon millions?  Maybe it is….maybe it isn’t.

There is hope though!  There are good women and men in sports with morals and their heads on straight.  There are athletes who are just great over all examples of how to balance the life of fame and stay out of trouble.  The ones causing drama are probably between 2-5%, but it seems their boldness overshadows the meekness and genuineness seen from such athletes like Albert Pujols.  http://www.albert-pujols.net/articles.php.  This is just one example.

Lastly,  I leave you with one last tidbit.  I read this book “All the Good in Sports” when it first came out…it was truly an amazing find.  Literally spotlighting 20 athletes who are GOOD good people on top of being an amazing athlete.  They have their priorities straight!  It was inspirational and such an easy read.  It’s books like this one that keep things in perspective for me and makes me happy to have such a love for sports.

I wish that they would write positives for Hollywood Actors/Actresses, or Musicians.  That’s more of the style of reading I would like to see rather than DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!

INFILTRATE NEGATIVE AND REPLACE WITH THE POSITIVE!

Is this not more calming? Think of spreading the light today! Be a "Ray of Light"!

❤ The CatMan