So while I was there, I saw some interesting things. I could not even begin to try to make these things up.
The Lady That Spews
There was this lady on an elliptical machine. She was obviously punishing herself for doing something really bad. But she literally had sweat spewing from every pore on her body like a fountain and trickling off of her body at every angle. The elliptical trainer was soaked and dripping, really, the machine was dripping. On the floor was a puddle you almost had to jump over. I would have to sit in the sauna for an hour to produce that much sweat, if not longer. I will never ever use that machine again.
This lady puts everybody who makes up excuses to shame. She is old, like great grandma old. When I first saw her walk in front on the machines I thought she was looking for someone or was lost. She had on her heavy coat and a big purse on her shoulder. But she knew exactly where she was going. She crawled on one of the treadmills and away she went, slow and steady. Go Granny! Hey, if she can do it.... no more excuses out there!!
"No She Didn't" Girl
There is this dark room at the gym. It has cardio machines on three different levels facing a wall of TV screens. You plug your IPOD earphones into the machine and watch movies in the dark while you workout. It is nice to get away from the noise of the regular gym atmosphere. It is obviously also a place to go workout if you have something to hide. Like the 30 something girl on a treadmill sucking down a large frothy Starbucks drink in the back corner. I don't know exactly which one she was drinking but embedded in my brain is the article I read on the calorie and fat content of these drinks, even the "skinny ones". I know they have over 500 calories. I also know that after 45 minutes on the elliptical, going full out, the little light tells me that the calories burned is between 325 and 350. So lets think this through. After she does her time, enjoys her coffee and crawls off the machine the lights flashing are going to say, "You have gained weight in the last 30 minutes, so get back on!" Why would you do that?