The Gym


Reasons I hate it:

Annoying man who I have coined as my nemesis. He is there EVERY time I am, no matter what time I happen to go, no matter what day. Always. There. And he doesn’t work out! He stretches. A lot. He looks around, he lets random screams and shrieks loose for apparently no reason. He talks to the staff. He jumps on an elliptical for 5 minutes, gets back off, and repeats the whole process. Not only do I see him at the gym, now I’ve started randomly seeing him on the T in the morning! If we didn’t look at each other and make an ‘uggghhhh’ noise under our breath, I could swear the man is a stalker. This city apparently isn’t big enough for the both of us.

Annoying girl who wears her hair down and the same outfit every day. Um, first of all, GROSS. Her hair sticks to her face and her really tight tshirt is soaked through. She fills up her used Zazz water bottle (same one) and jogs at the water fountain while she does it. After doing a crazy stair-stepper routine, she gets on the elliptical and makes it look painful. She goes through the motion of the machine like it hurts each and every rotation.

Annoying boy who constantly looks at himself in the mirror. Any mirror. All mirrors. I timed it when I was on the machine behind him to make it humorous for myself and also to help pass time. Every 5 seconds was the average for his loving gaze to the mirror on the left. If he waited for over 20 seconds, then the checking himself out thing lasted almost 30 seconds.

It’s a small gym. I can never get on some of the equipment because there are too many people. It’s 6 stops away from me on the T so if I don’t bring my bag to work, I won’t go.

Reasons I love the gym:

There are lots of yummy muscles to look at. One guy in particular makes me feel like I should turn and giggle, put my head down, blush. Another prompts my brain to screech “sexual chocolate!” every time he walks by.

It feels good! I love the endorphin high of a good work out. I really believe I am a generally happy person because I work out often. I love that it equalizes my chocolate addiction as well.


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