Thursday, May 22, 2014

Top Ten Things I've Learned About the Gym

May 22, 2014

10. When I miss some days due to vacation I feel REALLY old.

9. I always feel good about myself when I get there. Especially if I really had to force myself!

8. I actually leave the house wearing my glasses, hair pulled back and NO makeup. Sorry Claire,
    if you are watching me, I know you told me NEVER leave the house without lipstick!

7. I am still a back of the room participant.

6. Spinning is fun! ( Really... who would have thought I would ever make that statement! )

5. It still annoys me to see the skinny lady with the complete color coordinated outfits. Down to the
    water bottles, hair bands, sneakers and bags. And different colors for different days.

4. I can't muster the energy to go to a 5:45AM class. No matter how much I think about it the night

3. I actually plan my day around the class times.

2. I have my own gym bag. But it doesn't match anything!

1. I still think about what or where I will have dinner, even while exercising.


  1. Hi Lucille. I found your blog by accident and I am so glad I did. I am just going through a divorce at the moment after almost 16 years of marriage (my husband's decision). I am devastated and two weeks before leaving our home, I was diagnosed with breast cancer so I shall I have to live in the same house with him and share one car. He hardly talks to me and I believe that there is someone on the side that he is seeing. I haven't had surgery yet - will find out in the next week when I meet with all of my doctors. It will be hard going through this as I don't have a lot of close friends here (we just moved to his hometown 7 years ago) so I am not sure how I will get through this and divorce at the same time. Talk about a perfect storm of horrible proportions! I love reading your blog as it makes me feel so not alone anymore.

  2. I'm glad you are finding the blog helpful. It is a difficult journey but you will get through it. Call on your friends and family. They will be there for you if you ask. Good luck.

  3. What an awesome post, Lucille! Staying fit and going to the gym is one of the best things you can give to yourself after the roller coaster of emotions you experienced during your divorce. I’m glad you were able to share that because I’m sure your readers can relate to them, somehow. Stay happy! :)

    Al Bottner @ Innovation Fitness Solutions