I've done really well so far this year, although I can't tell if it's made any difference. A rule I made for myself (not one of my resolutions though) was that I wasn't going to step on the scale every day. Only twice a month - the 15th and last day. I step on the scale on Sunday, and I really hope I see some improvement. A couple of resolutions I made for 2006 was not to eat out more than once a week and to go to the gym at least 3 times every week. I've brought my lunches to work every day and actually haven't eaten out (fast food or sit down restaurant) at all. I'll probably have pizza tonight since I'm going over to my familiy's house, but I'm pretty happy.
I've also worked out 3 times a week both weeks of this month, even though I really had to push myself to go because there were times when I was dreading it. Especially this Tuesday. I went Monday and was doing my usual on the elliptical machine and when I was done I passed this guy sitting on one of the bikes. He turned to me and said "So your done with that machine finally?" He didn't say it in a super snotty tone or anything, but it was still uncalled for. I just nodded. I really started to get angry - livid even - in the lockerroom. How dare he? I'd been on that machine for exactly 30 minuets - not exactly hogging it. There are only 2 ellipticals, and the other one was taken by a guy who started the same time as I, and he was still on it, there was no one else in the place. Furthermore, the gym has plenty of machines - recumbent and regular bikes, stiar climbers, treadmills, plus free weights and machines.
Passive aggressive me glared him down as I left, and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I wish I had the balls to same something to him, just to wipe the self-satisfied smirk off his ugly, and balding head. Honestly, I couldn't get it out of my mind, and obviously it's still bothering me and I'm having a hard time letting go of it. Tuesday I felt really intimidated and hesitant about going, all day I made excuses but I had commitments Monday and Friday so I *had* to workout Mon, Tues and Wed to make my 3 days. I didn't see that man, but I've found it's best to come early in the afternoon (around 3) because there's not many people working out. I try to get to work as early as I can so I can leave. With skany mofos like him is it any wonder why I shun people? And maybe more overweight people would go to the gym to workout and lose the weight if they didn't have to put up with people like him.
Also, for some reason, lj won't let me divide my paragrapsh... very irritating!