So unfortunately I do not have access to a scale right now, so no weigh in today. I am a bit relieved, for I fear I may have gained some weight over my birthday weekend. But! After getting a feel for what my spring break is going to be like, I think it is possible for me to lose weight this week.
While I would love to be spending my days catching some rays while drinking pool-side, unfortunately it is only like 60 degrees here and solo-drinking isn’t really my thing yet. I am not excited to return to Champaign looking ghostly white (especially since my boyfriend will be looking like a Jersey Shore cast member after his trip to Acapulco… can’t wait…) but I wouldn’t feel like a total spring break failure if I came back looking more fit.
Even though I don’t have a scale at my disposal, I do have access to a fitness center. And this fitness center is very, very nice. The sun shines in the large, floor to ceiling windows. The cardio machines are neatly in a row and free of vicious sorority girls prepping for spring break. Each machine has a television, even the StairMaster. The towels at each machine are not soaked in mystery cleaning solution and old sweat. Instead of water fountains, there are decorative water coolers with complimentary lemon water and Gatorade. The yoga mats are long enough so that I don’t have to pick whether I want my elbows or feet on them during planks. I don’t have to fight anyone for the 8-pound free-weights. The weight machines look good too, even though I have no clue how to use them and probably won’t even try.
I guess what I’m saying is that I could get used to this Four Season’s fitness center —I plan to spend a lot of time there this week. While I don’t necessarily enjoy working out, I do like the feeling I get afterward. And really, there’s only so much napping or gambling I can allow myself. The only problem is, this fitness center is so nice, I feel like I don’t know the proper etiquette.
The only lessons I’ve ever had in etiquette have been from Teresa Mendez, so, needless to say, I missed the fitness manners memo. If anyone has any tips for me, please tweet them (@SamGetsHealthy). In the mean time, I’ll be researching the dos and don’ts of gym behavior, working on my fitness (yes that is a Fergalicious reference and I feel no shame) and also working on my black jack game because I literally cannot stop losing.
Ordering salad without dressing on the reg,