They’re All Going To Laugh At Me

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Water, cell phone, forgot my earbuds but I can do this.  I felt like Carrie from the horror movie.  I was thinking about the scene when her mother kept saying”  They’re all going to laugh at you.” That was my feeling when I reached the door of Planet Fitness.  My mommy agreed to watch the kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays until school is out. So that I can head straight to the gym.

Before I reached the door. I honestly thought about not going in.  I decided to go in and my plan was to work on one thing.  It was crowded but I blocked everyone out.  I found a stationary bike and this would be my 30 minute workout.  I’m used to doing things by myself. So, it didn’t bother me seeing everyone paired up with an accountability partner.

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As I started pedaling I watched a little tv and thought this isn’t so bad.  When I checked.  I had only been on the bike for three minutes and my hair was starting to sweat.  Now for a black woman that is your signal to stop! But I just twisted my hair, slapped on a visor and kept pedaling away.  That’s when my contact lens was feeling funny. I’m halfway there. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
I was looking for any excuse to leave.  But I kept pedaling.  This was all new to me. I wasn’t about to try and show off and lift some weights or run on the treadmill.  Slow and steady wins the race.  Will I go back? I sure will.  If someone offers to babysit my kids. I am taking advantage of that opportunity.

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Being at the gym did give me time to myself. Before I go from second grade teacher to mommy mode, it gave me an intermission.  Ideas for blogs and quotes crossed my mind and I wrote them down in my phone.  Am I running any races soon?  Probably not.  But I am taking it step by step. I am competing against myself.

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2 thoughts on “They’re All Going To Laugh At Me

  1. DelBlogger says:

    Good for you taking that next step to having a healthy life – and see no one was even thinking about you.

    I thought about joining Planet Fitness, as a matter of fact, there were people heading in there at 3:00 am Wednesday morning. Don’t ask me what I was doing in the shopping center at 3 am, just wait and read about it on my blog next week.

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