Monthly Archives: August 2013

Random Thoughts While Working Out: August Edition

1) The guy on the treadmill beside me today smelled like pine sol. I don’t think he quite grasps the different between deodorant and air fresheners yet. Regardless, it was kinda nice to have the pine fresh smell beside me while I ran. It was just as if I was running through a nice wood.

2) I’m not 100% sure if I have a small waist or just big hips. Usually I convince myself it’s the former, especially when I dress myself in the mornings. But other times like today when I was doing my lunges, I’m pretty sure it’s the latter. (Note: this is not written with the intention of fishing for compliments.)

3) I wear Lululemon tops frequently when I go to the gym. It’s easier because they have the built in bra and I just can’t be bothered to find a sports bra in the morning when I’m late and headed out the door. After reading some comments in some blogs (about the recent “controversy” of the company’s refusal to make clothes bigger than a size 12), I wonder if people read me as a label snob because of the brand name?

4) I know people aren’t supposed to judge others at the gym. You’re there to focus on yourself and your own improvement. But how do you keep from doing so? I find myself constantly judging everyone at the gym! The girl with perfectly coifed hair who wears only a sports bra and running shorts to work out (attention whore). The confused looking old guy on the elliptical with jeans, polo shirt and loafers on (how is he allowed on the machines like that?). The overly enthusiastic lady who’s sweating buckets and is in everyday giving 150% on the stairmaster (she needs to calm down).