Saturday, May 2, 2009

Feeling Good - Day 18 (Big, big Big Giveaways)

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Back to weight loss news:

My energy is back and my period has finally ended! Seriously, this has been the worst and one of the longest period ever! Today is the first day that I have been able to go work out and I feel really good. I'm kind of mad at myself for not doing better, but I'm going to beat myself up and I'm glad I worked out.

I still did not overeat or binge. My food choices haven't been great & it was hard not to eat late, since my schedule has been off. But, I'm back and it's nice to feel energetic. I think I will be better prepared when next month rolls around. I got some helpful tips from everyone, so I will be prepared!

On another note: There's this REALLY irritating guy at the gym. The man likes to talk! No, he's not hitting on me, he talks to ANYONE who is on the treadmill next to him. I started working out on the treadmill climber at the gym, so there are only a handful of them. And I always tend to get stuck being next to him. It's hard to concentrate on working out hard when you have someone yapping your ears off!

I know it's silly, but it was starting to stress me out. I would be in a rhythm & he breaks my concentration by talking!!!! I was going to work out on other machines just to avoid him, but my husband told me that I shouldn't avoid a workout that I LOVED, just because of a man that couldn't SHUT UP.

I knew it was mean, but this work out is for me so when he tried talking to me, I had to put my hand up and say, "I'm sorry, I can't talk when I'm trying to work out." Another few more minutes passed and he tried talking to me again! I stopped the treadmill looked at him and said, "Sir, I don't mean to be rude, but I cannot talk when I'm trying to concentrate on my workouts. I need to focus." He looked kind of hurt, apologized and then preceded to talk to the other poor lady on his other side. She looked irritated as well!

The moral of the story is I have to put me first. I have to put my well being, my health first in order for me to be a happy, healthy person. For so long, I have put other people's well being first before mine and I end up getting burnt. No more. My husband tells other newly married husbands, "A Happy wife, makes a Happy Life."

Food for Thought: “Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself." Robert Collier


Wendy said...

good for you! i wish i had more of that in me. i would just take it and suffer. i wish i was more assertive like that! you go girl!!!

Cammy said...

I know you didn't want to be rude, and I'm sure you were as polite as you could be, but he needed to be told.

Everyone in my gym wears earphones, so we don't have that problem. :) The ones that bother me are the cell phone talkers. They try to talk above the noise of the machines which means they're shouting. Drives me crazy because I can hear them above my carefully-chosen-for-the-workout-beat music.

Oooh, didn't mean to mini-rant all over your blog. :)

tisha said...

OMG. I love it! How rude of him to do that! It is very distracting when you're in a groove on the treadmill and someone is yapping next to you. Good for you for telling him to shut his pie hole. Wait. Did I just type pie? yum.

Gigi said...

Nice move! You really do have to stand up for yourself once in a while when bores don't recognize that they're bugging you. No one ever likes to do it but it is necessary. I don't think it was mean at all.

Big Girl said...

Good for you for telling him. I'm not sure I would have enough guts to do so. And I too hate talkers.

kaseybobasey said...

I know exactly what you mean about annoying gym partners!! There's this guy at my gym that MAKES SO MUCH NOISE it is ridiculous. And each machine has a tv, so you can watch whatever you want...he's always laughing SO loudly! Ugh, I hate that!! But way to go putting yourself first!! That's just what you have to do ! :)

Debbie said...

I think it's great you told him nicely just what was what. It's important that you feel comfortable doing your workouts. I think it's easy to hit an obstacle like that and then have a setback and use it as an excuse to not go back or something. I say good for you for saying something!

Vaitai 6 said...

HK... It took me a while to figure out who this was. And it looks as though you've been at this blogger thinger for a while- otherwise I'd welcome you! lol! So good to have found you and to see you on here. Yes, my hubby would agree with your second to last statement. And if it is ANY consolation, I've had my gym membership for over a year and have seen the weight fluctuate 5-15 lbs. Right now I'm back where I started. Totally bummer... but then I realized if I'd stayed home this past year it could have been ++20. lol! No, seriously. So AT LEAST you're on the treadmill and working IT out!!!