Saturday, April 04, 2009

400th Post!

Holy noodle, I've been blathering on here for a long time - 400 posts! Cool beans!

Tornwordo asked about the joke that my husband's company played. Well, here it is. He came in to a very official letter, signed by the controller, saying that they were re-aligning the company finances (husband is part owner) and so, could he please write the company a cheque for $18,478 by April 5. I have never heard panic in my husband's voice like that at all. And of course, before they could tell him it was a joke, he was on the phone with me....not cool.

With daughter home sick yesterday, I was prepared to use it as an excuse to not go to the gym. Yes, that's right, after all of this personal growth with healthy lifestyle changes, I was completely committed to blowing off my exercise. Then daughter, bless her heart, realised that she had to coach her little girls and couldn't miss, and she wanted to go up early so she could grab a sandwich first. So now I have to DRIVE up to the club. All of a sudden is seems like I will have to OUT OF MY WAY to actually skip the workout. Crap.

I get my run done (I'm limiting my treadmill time to 30 minutes, till the bruised feeling is gone in my knee), and I decide to try my new lower body workout. I have been procrastinating, because I have to use the machines, and I'm not comfortable with them yet, and I'm shy, yada, yada.

I get to the laying down hamstring curl machine and it clearly needs some adjusting to fit my body length - but I have no idea which buttons to push/pull to get it where I need it to be. Of course, all of the staff are so busy chatting that I can't get their help. I will be putting in a complaint today. I belong to a ridiculously expensive/high end club. They really should be clamouring to help people on the floor, instead of chatting about their weekend plans. And when they are all together like that, even though I walked up to them, they didn't break up the chat. Me, being me, was too intimidated to make a big deal. Ugh. I hate me being me.

Luckily, husband knows how to use this machine, so when we go up today, he will show me how to adjust it, and I will finish off my lower body workout. Plus, I will do my 30 run. When I started running, I ran every day, cause I just enjoy it. Somehow, over the years, I got it in my head that I shouldn't do that. What a load of shit. If I like it, I'm doing it.

I am waiting for husband to be done in the hot tub so we can watch a show we have taped, so all that is on the tv right now are info-mercials. OMG!!! I have to buy everything I've seen! HAHA!! First was some dvd system that uses dance to give you rock hard abs, and now is a steam floor cleaner that is so light you can use balloons to lift it off the floor!! In all honesty, I can see how that would be nice to have for my ceramic tile in the kitchen....

Have a healthy day bloggers!!


  1. Congrats on your 400th post!!

    I would totally complain about the staff. Whether you belong to an expensive club or not they shouldn't be chatting when you walk up to them. They should acknowledge you.

  2. Happy 400th Anniversary! :)

    Thank you for your post about your grandma. We are so lucky to have had such wonderful women in our lives while we were growing up. I shudder to think sometimes how much worse off I would be if I hadn't had Grandma.

    I'm with you about the assistants at the gym. Isn't it their job to help? What the heck are they doing chatting? I'd complain too. I'm glad your hubby can help you figure out the machine.

    Take care and have a great day.

  3. No matter what you pay, if you pay, the staff is there to help you. That being said, I would totally, totally have tried to talk to them, and when they ignored me, I would get embarrassed and walk away.

    Good for you getting in your exercise. I skipped running today...yanno, to let my "body rest". HA.

  4. I'm too ashamed to ask for help on the machine, tee hee. That really was a rotten trick on the hubby, but I'm sure the boys got a good laugh out of it.

  5. congrats on your 400th post! that is a really mean trick to hubby. i would have lost my shizzle for sure!

  6. That is a horrible trick to play on someone! I can't believe that.

    I agree that the staff is there to help you at a gym & at an expensive gym they should be falling over themselves to help.

  7. Fatinah...where did you go??? I am missing your posts. You went away so abruptly. At least let us know you are okay.

  8. Spring has been awesome so far. At least the first version of it! :) I can't believe how nice the sun feels. I didn't realize how much winter was dragging me down until it went away!