Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I refuse to be a New Years Resolution'rs

I had considered myself a gym rat since I was 17 years old. I would go to the gym 6-7 times a week without fail for over 15 years. I even competed in figure contests locally. I was 6 percent body fat and muscle everywhere and wore a size 2 pants and a size S in tops. Trainers in my gym would constantly tell me that the women they trained would point at me and say that I, was what they wanted to look like and the men they trained would say, well, they were men. Nuf said.

Notice how this is all in the past tense?

Well, throw in a baby, being in my late 30's, loving my wine and skittles, being for the most part a single, do it all by my self mommy and all of the above has ceased to be true any more.

Now, I am not fat and I do still work out, play soccer and run small 5k races, but I am no where near where I used to be body wise. My clothing size has gone up, well lets just say more than a few sizes and body parts aren't in the same places as they used to be. I am pretty sure that NO-one notices me any more unless I fall of the treadmill because I accidentally hit the arrow up button too fast. I go to the gym 1-2 times a week if I am lucky and lately I haven't been so lucky. Like say, once last week and before that, umm, well it had been a few months. Ouch.

We (myself and all of the other gym rats) used to hate this time of year. January 1st brought in all the New Years Resolution'rs and you couldn't move without one of them taking your machine, stealing your weight, using "your" treadmill, etc... Well guess what folks.

I am hitting the gym tonight, so that I don't get mistaken for one of "THEM". My girlfriend said that she would act like she didn't know me if I showed up J 1 all up in her grill like I was a regular. She said that she would call me out in front of all of the meat heads that don't notice me anymore.

So, my resolution starts today! I refuse to look 40 or 39 or what ever the hell age I am. I refuse to go up another pant size and I am single now for God sakes, I want to be looked at like a piece of meat again. Plus, I have to be faster than a certain someone. I guess they like the chase. Uhhemmmmm.


  1. I hate all those resolutioners too ! Amen to that !

  2. I used to be a gym rat, too... Going back scares me...

  3. Pfffffttttt!

    MAJOR *Eye Roll*

    Girl, please.

    With love,

  4. You go girl! You can do it.

    I remember J1 at the gym, and how we would say to each other, "Don't worry, in a month's time they will all be gone and it will be back to the regulars". Notice how I too use the past tense.

    Good for you.

  5. Man, this rings true for me, too!!! I went yesterday for the first time in about 3 weeks... then, today, I didn't go... dang it!!!!

    I will be just like those newbies in January... boo, hoo!

  6. Good for you, girl! Go for it!!!! :)

  7. You want to be looked at like a piece of meat again - ha! Love it!! I admit, I like to look at women... :-P And I keep fit so they're happy enough with me. Here's to being a regular exerciser!

  8. Priorities change out of necessity when you have kids. I was a serious triathlete in my non-kid days. Now, given injuries, and lack of time, I just don't see taking the time away from my daughter to go for a 2 hour run or 80 mile bike ride on the weekends. Everything in moderation. Good luck!!! Have fun with it and try to be happy with just doing the best you can. :)

  9. Um, I know nothing about having body fat in the single digits... but sounds like a good just in the nick of time to be saved from being one of "them". Make sure to give them a good dose of the stank-eye when they take one of your machines and then comiserate with the closest hot guy, there's a conversation starter for you. lol.

  10. *sigh*

    I could have written this post. :(

  11. Ahhh SHIT I forgot New Years was coming up!! Now I have to dread those newbies. UGH. All encroaching on my space.

    Good plan though, I did the same last year. :) I'll never be quite as fit as that as I do love my nachos and beer too much, but damn, that's impressive.

  12. I'm with you on hating this time of year at the gym. I can't wait until February when it thins out again.

  13. LOL. Bwahahahahahaha! Ah, Danielle. I'm here to say, for one, I think you still look good for a lot of reasons--your age, your having a baby less than three years ago, etc. But I do hear ya on NOT wanting to be one of those J1'ers. Ditto. When I get back, I want to hit the gym, too. And it makes me feel better--mentally, physically, emotionally.