Monday, January 09, 2012

It's never boring at my gym

What do Maybelline Bouncy blushes have in common with my Zumba class today?

1) almost half the women in today's class wore blush colored tops. My top was Hot Tamale. The woman standing next to me was wearing Peach Satin. The instructor wore Pink Plum.

2) I forgot my sports bra today. Instead of saying "fuck it!" and going home, I just kept on the bra I was wearing. It had pretty good support, but still... Kinda, yeah, bouncy.

Anyway, yeah most of the women were wearing very similar outfits today. It felt like we were in a show, what with the same outfits and the choreographed dance movies.

Insert segue

I realized something today about ladies at the gym. When I was younger I used to scoff at women who worked out in full makeup. Who the fuck puts on makeup to work out, I thought? While waiting for Zumba to start, I looked in the mirror and wiped away a mascara flake. Then I took a step outside of my body and realized what I looked like. My makeup was perfect, really. Matte face, eyeshadow without a hint of a crease. *Click* I realized that most women probably don't put on makeup just to work out, but neither did they take it off just to work out.

Lastly, I think we ought to take all Zumba newcomers and give them a little test. If they cannot keep from giggling when someone shimmies, they are not allowed admittance. Every couple classes, a new group of teenage girls joins our class. Girls who giggle and mock the moves to make her friends laugh. It's really fucking annoying and it's terribly distracting if you're standing next to them. The group never makes a second appearance, but a new group inevitable replaces them.

Anyway, I'm going to the YMCA near my house tomorrow morning. I'm .... well I'm afraid to commit this to word, because then it means I have to at least try. I'm going to try to do a couch-to-5k.


Okay. I said it.

Starting tomorrow. Instead of 3x a week, though, I'm only doing 2x a week. I'm going to "run" on Tuesdays and Saturdays. I already Zumba on Mondays and Thursdays, so I think that's okay. According to the Cool Running schedule that'll take me ~14 weeks, but if it takes me longer that is A-Okay. After all, I've never and I mean never run in my life.

Let's pray that I don't DIE.

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