Meanwhile at the gym....  

secret_lade 45
3372 posts
3/7/2020 6:28 pm
Meanwhile at the gym....


One of my favorite co-workers and her mom showed up.

I was actually super excited.....

It's good to see friendly faces for a change! She took the treadmill right next to me and we chatted about work for a few minutes while she was getting herself situated.

And then I remembered.... This coworker is LOUD.

Five minutes into her workout her loud, bumbling laugh could be heard echoing from the gym walls. She was watching something on her phone and I was dying inside because I was working out with Loud Gym Girl.

Thankfully she had to use the bathroom like every 5 minutes....

During one of her restroom breaks the older lady that was 2 treadmills down on the left decided to strike up a conversation with me. She was telling me that her husband had a stroke and he was now going to the gym twice a week for therapy and she was joining him.

That explained the old guy sitting backward on the chair at the front of the gym, staring at everyone.

I had remarked to myself, when I saw him chewing away and staring.... Why do old guys always look like they are chewing on something? What exactly are they chewing?? Why is he staring creepily into the gym???

It was her actual first day and I could see she was struggling, so I encouraged her to keep going. I told her that I, also, was new to the gym thing and that it'll be ok once she gets her routine.

It was soon after that she stopped her treadmill and went to get the spray bottle to wipe down her machine. I smiled and chuckled a little when she returned, wiping down the wrong treadmill, thanking me for my words of encouragement.

I told her I would see her next time and she flashed me a big smile.

So.... Yah. I guess that was my work-out squad for today. Grandma Moses, Loud Gym Girl, and Chewing Old Guy is our cheerleader.

Yikes!

secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/11/2020 2:13 pm

    Quoting Lover4udc:
    It can be nearly impossible to find the perfect gym, with the right equipment, right cost, and atmosphere without too many distractions to actually work out! Hopefully you've found a good one!
I don't really have many options... So, this one is perfect enough. With the whole Corona Virus thing going on, it's actually been pretty empty there.


Lover4udc 42
13 posts
3/11/2020 8:03 am

It can be nearly impossible to find the perfect gym, with the right equipment, right cost, and atmosphere without too many distractions to actually work out! Hopefully you've found a good one!


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/9/2020 3:17 pm

    Quoting easy_going2014:
    Hi secret_lade

    thanks for sharing the gym story

    a kind word goes a long way

    hmm

    Bei Maejor - "Fitness"

    I bet she be in the gym
    Working on her fitness
    Her body is a crime, I’m a witness
    It look like love when she get it
    She got us so tight
    Damn she could get the bidness

    Go head go head, go hard go hard
    Now work, and sweat and work, and sweat
    And work, and sweat and work, and sweat
    Go skinny girl, go skinny girl, go (x4)
    Go head go head, go hard go hard (x2)
    Now work, and sweat and work, and sweat
    Go skinny girl, go skinny girl, go

    Bet she be in the gym, working on her body
    Doing pole dances, knocking on Pilates
    Working all day, but when she get home
    Go so hard she could fit her old dress on
    Stupid high heels with a little dress on
    Abs so right, but that ass dead wrong
    Shawty Listerine Momma love to feel the burn
    Tearing up the treadmill
    Sweating out her perm
A kind word does go a long way... I'd like to think I make a positive impression on the people I come across.


easy_going2014 53
12404 posts
3/8/2020 11:07 pm

Hi secret_lade

thanks for sharing the gym story

a kind word goes a long way

hmm

Bei Maejor - "Fitness"

I bet she be in the gym
Working on her fitness
Her body is a crime, I’m a witness
It look like love when she get it
She got us so tight
Damn she could get the bidness

Go head go head, go hard go hard
Now work, and sweat and work, and sweat
And work, and sweat and work, and sweat
Go skinny girl, go skinny girl, go (x4)
Go head go head, go hard go hard (x2)
Now work, and sweat and work, and sweat
Go skinny girl, go skinny girl, go

Bet she be in the gym, working on her body
Doing pole dances, knocking on Pilates
Working all day, but when she get home
Go so hard she could fit her old dress on
Stupid high heels with a little dress on
Abs so right, but that ass dead wrong
Shawty Listerine Momma love to feel the burn
Tearing up the treadmill
Sweating out her perm

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secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 5:16 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Sounds like life at the gym is a new adventure every time you go! Just imagine what it would look like in the movie version.... lol
I imagine the movie version would be something similar to a Jay and Silent Bob movie... LOL I don't mind the new adventures, it gives me something to look forward to.


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 9:08 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    chewing? I always see old guys with their mouths hanging open like they're waiting for flies.
yikes! Mouth breathers.... That's what I call them. I have directly correlated that to their sign of intelligence. The more wide open their mouth is, the less mental capacity they posses.


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 9:04 am

    Quoting h4rry66:
    All in all, sounds like you had a great time at the gym, lol. It's good for the work out I suppose as takes your mind off what you are doing and helps you carry on and do more reps
It does take your mind off things.... Like when you want to just hit stop on the treadmill because your thighs hurt from the elliptical and your calves are kind of burning a little. Before you know it, your time is up and your done.


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 9:02 am

Hate is a strong word.... This person in particular is a super sweet girl, she's just got a loud voice and laugh. Great if you're in a crowd of people or in a crowded bar....


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 9:00 am

    Quoting  :

I tend to see a lot of the same people when I go, so it's nice to see new faces, especially faces I recognize. Makes it a little more comfortable for me....


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 8:54 am

    Quoting Wok2016:
    The gym is an excellent place for a dose of reality, and also to people watch. Have fun with it!!
They gym is the one place I don't do any people watching.... Mostly because I know how uncomfortable and out of place I feel a lot of the time and I don't want to make anyone else feel that way. We're all there to get healthier and we all come from all walks of life. I don't want to be the reason why someone else feels awkward, the Gym Rats who sit on the machines making fun of everyone can keep that job.


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 8:47 am

    Quoting JustLookn439:
    Old loud people often don't hear well. As a result, they tend to talk very loud...that is my experience, anyway.
I agree.... I don't think they know they are actually talking loud.


secret_lade 45
2508 posts
3/8/2020 8:45 am

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    "Why do old guys always look like they are chewing on something?"

    They're sucking their dentures. It's 50/50 if they're mumbling to themselves at the same time.
Oh, yikes! LOL That's a sight I can't unsee....


pagancountrygirl 62
4914 posts
3/8/2020 8:11 am

Sounds like life at the gym is a new adventure every time you go! Just imagine what it would look like in the movie version.... lol

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


TicklePlease 52  
12637 posts
3/8/2020 6:26 am

"Why do old guys always look like they are chewing on something?"

They're sucking their dentures. It's 50/50 if they're mumbling to themselves at the same time.


JustLookn439 54
503 posts
3/8/2020 6:05 am

Old loud people often don't hear well. As a result, they tend to talk very loud...that is my experience, anyway.


Wok2016 38  
340 posts
3/8/2020 5:50 am

The gym is an excellent place for a dose of reality, and also to people watch. Have fun with it!!


Funtime2436 49
1 post
3/7/2020 9:36 pm

I hate old loud people


h4rry66 53
1943 posts
3/7/2020 9:25 pm

All in all, sounds like you had a great time at the gym, lol. It's good for the work out I suppose as takes your mind off what you are doing and helps you carry on and do more reps


mc_justmc 59  
5577 posts
3/7/2020 8:05 pm

chewing? I always see old guys with their mouths hanging open like they're waiting for flies.


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