My Gym Cousin and I decided to meet at the gym. I was already running late and was too lazy to do laundry the night before. So, I put on the only thing that was clean, some workout pants that were probably a size too small. I threw an identical clean pair into my gym bag just in case something happened with the pair I was wearing. They were only tight around the waist, so I thought I might get away with it. I ran down and got into my car. As soon as I sat down in the seat I heard a huge ripping sound. Dang it! The pants were obviously too tight all over, not just in the waist. I went back in the house, and the only other thing clean was a some of basketball shorts. It was only 30 something degrees outside, so I slipped my jeans over the top of them so I wouldn’t freeze, there was still snow on the ground. I totally did not want to workout today, especially since I went to the gym yesterday, but making the appointment to meet someone else there gives you a lot more motivation.
When I got to the gym, my cousin was over in the free weights. I was so super late, but he didn’t seem to mind, and I had given him a heads up about my tardiness. I still probably would’ve been so irritated with somebody being 20 minutes late, but he was just fine. I went in the locker room slipped out of the jeans, pulled out my iPod and we met over in the treadmill section. We trained in sync with my podcast, and got a good sweaty work out. He went back to the free weights and I went home. I was tired, but proud of myself that I didn’t let a potentially embarrassing moment like bursting right out of my clothes deter me from the gym. I signed us up for the GO St. Louis 5K in April. It’s his first 5K, so I’m super excited. It’s gives me something exciting to look forward to, especially since he’s training with my podcast. Now, I need to drill down some specific days to help me stay accountable. I used to run on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. But now, I volunteer at church on some Wednesday nights, and when I looked at my Workout Calendar on my fridge I’ve worked out every Sunday for the past 5 weeks. I guess Sunday works for me. I think I’ll shoot for Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Let’s see how that works!
About the Author: Carli Fierce is a Fitness and Weight Loss Blogger promoting a healthy lifestyle through her book “The Official 5K Training Guide”, hundreds of blog posts and FREE 5K Training podcasts that have helped people around the world get up and run. Follow her on Facebook.com/CarliFierce, on Twitter @CarliFierce, Instagram @CarliFierce.