It was 107 degrees here in Arlington, Texas today. What…the…hell? I know, I know, I know…it’s Texas. We live a mostly air conditioned life here. We go from our air conditioned homes to our air conditioned cars to the air conditioned store. My neighbors might think I’m trying to log in a little extra cardio by running from my car to my front door, but really I’m just trying to keep my damn shoes from melting to the driveway.
Why am I talking about this now? Because it’s hotter than Satan’s nut sack outside and two out of three A/C units at my gym have died. Now the owner’s business insurance is fighting with the landlord’s property insurance…and no one seems to care that it’s 90 degrees in the damn gym. And you know what I realized?
Neither do I!
Okay, sure, if it was the Dooney & Bourke store I’d be freak’in out. I get hot & bothered enough with all those gorgeous handbags around – I don’t need help. But at the gym? Aren’t I supposed to sweat in there? If you think about it, this is really kind of an extra service they’re giving me that I don’t have to pay for.
And speaking of gyms…something phenomenal happened to me today. Something awesome. Something effing AMAZEBALLS!!!
Y’all know how much I detest gyms, thanks to my last gym experience. It was a hard sell to get me to join another one – but this ladies only gym is working out well. When I’m in there, I’m surrounded by regular looking ladies who are only there to get a workout. They don’t want to impress anyone. They’re just regular chicks.
Since the A/C is out, they have box fans all over the cardio floor. Some people aim them right at themselves (there are usually only about 4 women in the gym when I’m there). There wasn’t one near me as I was pumping away on the elliptical, so I just plugged my headphones in and started lurching away.
Two machines over, a lady was finishing up her workout. She got down, stepped out in front of our row of machines, and turn her box fan towards me so that I would get the lovely breeze. And then she smiled at me and gave me a thumbs up…as if she was saying “You go, girl!” And she left.
What an awesome chick. I smiled and thanked her, of course realizing that this never would have happened in another gym. What a great day!
Sure, it was hotter than hell in there…but that just made me sweat more. And I didn’t do 15 or 16 minutes…I did 20 this time. RAWR!!!!
Lastly, I was interviewed for an article on MSN Healthy Living and it came out today. If you’d like to read it, you can click here – but I warn you that I hate this picture of me with the fire of a thousand suns. I look like the little sister of Hagrid from Harry Potter. If he had a sister. Which I don’t think he did.
I was disappointed that they didn’t let me plug my blog in there anywhere, but I appreciate the opportunity to speak on the bullying that goes on towards the obese. Some of the stories of the other folks in this article are downright inspiring. You should definitely check it out.
Good night, ladies and gentlemen! I wish you good fortune…and I wish your fat cells a quick doom. ♥