I hit the gym Sunday for 30 minutes of stationary bike riding. Sadly, I selected the bike so I could read a romance novel while exercising. How 'health conscious' of me - although the guy next to me was doing a crossword puzzle while he was riding.
The whole time, I was turbo bike girl - my legs a blur as I chugged up imaginary hills. I noticed I was getting a little warm but didn't think anything of it. After I finished, I oh-so-politely wiped down the bike, per our gym policy, but I didn't think it was really necessary. How much could one person sweat?
As I go to leave, I notice this perky soccer mom looking at me in horror. I didn't 'primp' for the gym or anything, but I didn't think I looked that bad, so I glanced in the mirror and experienced my own horror. The back of my shirt was soaked. It looked absolutely disgusting and, of course, the gym was filled with loads of hot guys. (Not that I would ever pick anyone up at the gym, because that's cheesy. Well, that and because the uber-skinny, tan, blonde girls prance around all over the place so the boys don't pay any attention to me.)
Of course, I was stuck with a dilemma. How do I leave the building without anyone seeing my back? Sadly, there was no way, so I just held my head high and left as fast as I could. Guys are all sweaty and gross all the time at the gym, but for some reason it's not cool for women to be the same way.
On a positive note, my new exercise and eating habits are definitely starting to make a difference! Some of my body parts are smaller and I feel a ton better - much more like my old self! It's amazing how much an extra 10 lbs or so can drag you down.
Victoria Beckham (AKA Posh Spice) is only a couple of years older than me. Is it just me or does she look about 100? Kiddies, this is living proof to stay away from cigarettes, the sun, coffee, liquor, diet pills ad soccer players....