Lets just say I have been at the gym a lot lately. With all of the unexpected traveling Luke has been doing for work this month it is one of the only ways that Maddy and I can get out of the house and get away from each other for a spell.
I have also decided that the only way to make it through the season still fitting into my jeans with all of the cookies and fudge, wine and little fried appetizers floating around this time of year my coupled with my love of all things yummy and my total lack of will power I need to practically take up residence at my gym. Seriously.
It is okay though because I.am.lov.ing.it!
I have a great mix of Muse, Owl City, Paramore, Blue October and more great bands filling my iPod Senior (I call it a senior because it is an original Shuffle and therefore practically a grandpa.) Just thinking about my mix makes me feeling like finding the nearest treadmill or elliptical.
I have noticed some toning and tightening in my body, which I obviously like. I like feeling strong. I like feeling motivated. I like feeling like there are things for Madeline and I to do, separately but together in the same location.
One thing I do not like about the gym, the smelly people, and I’m not talking about the B.O. of my fellow gym goers, I never even notice any of that.
People, please, please, please help me out and do not under any circumstance wear perfume to the gym. When I am running along ticking off miles and a woman covered in perfume or a man doused in cologne walked by let alone take up residence on the machine next to me it makes me kind of nauseous, takes my breath away and all of my motivation with it.
Seriously, it is not a requirement that you smell good at the gym, in fact it is almost a requirement to not smell good at the gym! You don’t need makeup and a perfect hairdo either but that discussion is for another day.
Maybe I am being picky and whiny but something in me tells me I am not the only one to feel this way. Maybe your gym pet peeves are different from mine. Can you tolerate a perfume soaked runner on the treadmill next to you?
Do me a favor and pass on the info, friends don’t let friends pollute the gym air with their extreme chemical-filled smelliness.