Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The New Office?

Yesterday, I went to walk in the pool at the gym.  I had a few peculiar sightings (not the least of which was me, going in the pool with my socks on - - but more about that later) - but my favorite was the lady who was lounging on the bench when I walked in, talking on her cell phone.  She then moved to the hot tub...continuing to talk on her phone!  I also saw a man bring his cell phone into the sauna with him.  It made me wonder: is the pool area at the gym the new office?  If so, maybe another office job wouldn't be so bad for me? =)  I did read the numerous lists of rules while walking yesterday.  It does not list anywhere on there that you shouldn't talk on your phone.  It does have some entertaining rules - here were a couple of my favorites:
  • Absolutely "NO SHAVING" in the sauna.  Eww.  Seriously - who thought they should shave in the sauna, thereby causing it to be added to the list of rules?  Gross.  Gross.  Gross.
  • Do not go in the hot tub with "OPEN SORES".  Thank you LifeTime Fitness for recognizing that that is unacceptable.  I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
When I went to a water aerobics class at LTF a couple of times before FC, everyone was wearing water shoes.  I giggled to myself, and wondered how these were completely necessary.  They looked like real tennis shoes, but are made for water (or so we were told).  I figured they were about as necessary as the microphone our instructor was wearing. (our teacher would wear the microphone head set, complete with battery pack around his waist - but it DIDN'T WORK!!!  Hysterical.  Or at least it was to me.)  I have finally had to come to terms with the fact that I require water shoes for walking in the pool.  (I know - it is SUPER sexy to wear shoes with your swimsuit - but luckily, I look pretty hot to start with so it is just a sweet accent at this point.)  Something horrible happens to the bottom of my feet when I walk for long periods of time in the pool.  They HURT!  So I am finally biting the bullet, and going to get some water shoes.  It is going to look ridiculous, but it is the price I have to pay.  Sometimes, when your body is not tiny, walking in the pool seems like your best option.  It is easier on your joints, you don't get so sweaty, but you are still burning some pretty serious calories.  Who doesn't love that?!?  My feet, don't love it.

I am off for my first (I am assuming there will be many) gym date with my sister Wendy.  I informed her, after FI, that she would be required to join me at the gym on occasion.  Although I am not needing a major help with my motivation at this point - it will still be nice to hang out.  I am assuming we will be discussing her new business venture idea for me.  Wendy, forever the saleslady, wants to create flyers for me.  We will then go through neighborhoods and tell people about me - I just went to FC for 4 weeks, got canned, and am now trying to work on getting in shape while mowing lawns.  I am not completely sold on this idea - but I am thinking her enthusiasm is infectious, and I will get sucked in eventually.  If any of you know of someone who would be interested in hiring someone to mow their lawn, please have them contact me - my email is on this blog.  It may save me going through neighborhoods trying to sell my services, and I would be eternally grateful!  The one requirement is, they must have their own lawn mower.  I don't have one - and I also don't have the coordination to pull a lawn mower behind a bike while it is tied to a rope anyway!

Maybe I should look into getting one of these?  I could really get so fast!! 

 Have a great day, all!!  Enjoy the sunshine!


  1. Ah Ricky you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind, hey Ricky, hey Ricky! Love that guy- actually more creeped out by him with the fake microphone and weirdo streches he does - but don't let that deter you :)))

  2. Funny Nad - A young gentleman has beat you to the lawn mowing gig in Owatonna. He came roller blading up the other night and handed me a flyer. Says; Caywood's Lawncare service [exclusively in Owatonna] 100% money back guarantee. At least he won't be competing with you there. Anyway.......You are doing great!

  3. This stroll down memory lane regarding Diego Bonito almost made me pee my pants! I love it!


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