I read a post the other day on a new-to-me blog about That Girl at the gym. You know the one, she stands at the front of the class, who knows all the steps before the instructor does them, who is more pepped up than anyone else in class, who makes funny noises while she's working out, who looks like she lives at the gym? And sometimes? SHE EVEN STAYS FOR THE NEXT CLASS????!!!!
Well, aside from the looking like I live at the gym thang, I have a fear I may be That Girl.
And while I don't make strange grunty noises whilst working out (don't get me started on the dork giving himself a pep talk one time in my general vicinity while I was lifting weights - he was all, "You can DO this. You have never lifted this much EVER, but YOU GOT THIS," meanwhile, I was lifting more than him....BUT I DIGRESS). Back to what I was saying, I HAVE been known to count (along with the rest of the class) back to the instructor if we are counting down sets or something. What can I say? It keeps my energy level up (and burns a few more calories, if you must know). I ask you - IS THAT SO WROOOOONGGGG????!!! Even I, however, draw the line at a "WHOOOP! WHOOOOP!!"
And in the spirit of full disclosure, if I'm being completely honest, the people who drive me NUTSO (except for the Space Invaders who just stand TOO DAMN CLOSE and it's their own fault if I kick them in the head), are the people who half-ass their workout, because for one - you're being a buzz-kill, and two, you are taking up space for people who didn't make it into the class (yes, we have a sign-in system at my gym, and if you don't make the list, there are times you can't take the class). And don't even get me STARTED on the people who completely stop in the middle of class because they either don't like what the instructor is doing (I'm talking to you, girl who stands behind me in class on Saturday morning), or they find it too difficult. If it's a) I say - RUDE, and if it's b) just step outside your box A LITTLE, mmmm-kay????
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