Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Try Hard

I am still avoiding difficult cardio.  But man am I tired.  I think my lungs and body really got walloped with that sickness.  I did the stationary bike for an hour at lunch today in the attempt at a lazy, low endurance cardio workout.  I pretty much felt like a loser peddling my bike and reading my book while people pounded away on treadmills around me...but it would have been worse if not for yesterday.

Yesterday I made my way to the gym for New Rules Stage 3 Workout A and a few hours later for Victoria's class.  That New Rules workout is a killer!  Remember when I told you about Single Dumbbell Overhead Squats?  Did anyone run home or to the gym to try those out??  Well yesterday, as I was diligently squatting with a weight held over my head, a trainer came up to me and said "Wow, where'd you learn that move?  Its my favorite one but I never see anyone else doing it.  Good Job."  I was pretty proud.

Later, another trainer came up to me.  This particular trainer has tried to bring me on as a client several times and I have made it very clear to him that I am beyond dirt poor so I will just stick with my little workout book, thankyouverymuch.  Anyway, I am wary of this trainer.  But this time, he comes up to me and says "You know, you are one self-motivated girl.  You never miss a workout - I wish my clients were like you.  You ever need any help with that book of yours, just ask.  I'm happy to help, free of charge."

A few hours later, as I returned to the gym for Vinyasa class a third trainer looks at me and says "You were JUST HERE.  You are always here!"

And I supposed its true.  I spend a lot of time at my gym.  And in yoga studios.  And (somewhat) running on the streets and sidewalks.  I know I try hard.  But sometimes, on weeks like this when I can't run and I feel lazy, it feels nice to realize that other people, perfect strangers, recognize that I try hard too.


  1. Yes, and so you shouldn't feel bad about resting when you need to! Take good care :-)

  2. you go Lauren!! Its stephie :)