I have decided to make a habit of blogging about my experiences while burning those calories since I'll be becoming a gym rat (according to Foursquare I already am). If you have any funny stories please share!
I went after work yesterday and started by stretching. I walk over to get a mat and there are three other girls already doing their workouts. There was space in between two of them, so I lay my mat down and start stretching. There was an Asian lady to my right doing some sort of ab workout. All of a sudden I notice that she has started to copy my stretches. She was easily more flexible than I and made a point to "out-do" my every move. I was in the butterfly position, she was in it with her head on the mat. I was stretching in a middle split, she was in it with her body on the mat. I tried to view it as a coincidence until I stretched my hamstrings by bending one leg up and laying down. She did the exact same stretch with the same leg. I couldn't help by laugh to myself and shake my head.
After a little cardio work I did some weight-lifting with my legs. I was there with one of the girls I had been next to while stretching. Then two more girls trickled over and it was the funniest thing. I watched each of them look each other, and myself, up and down. I always knew women compared themselves to other women but to see it firsthand was quite a trip!
I ended my work out with the elliptical. And let's just say I barely lasted 10 minutes because some one smelled like crap. I am not even joking you. There was a fan directly behind me on the wall and every so often I would get a good whiff of whatever the smell was and I couldn't take it anymore, so I grabbed my stuff and left. That is definitely one of the many reasons I do not enjoy the gym. Since I don't have any weights at home yet, I have to stick it a little longer.