Posts Tagged ‘gym’

Spandex is a Privilege, Not a Right

Something that really irritates me about the gym (other than the obvious act of working out) is the really ridiculous things people wear.

  1. Regular underwear with spandexSpandex should never be worn with regular underwear, granny panties, and especially not booty shorts. Why? Because it’s tacky and literally everyone can see your underwear. No one needs to know what kind of underwear you have on or see it. Really, this issue should be a non-issue and a worldwide agreement that no one wants to see your underwear in public settings.
  2. Juicy Couture Track Suits– Nothing says “serious” like a terry cloth hoodie and matching pants at the gym. Actually, it’s the exact opposite. It is permissible to walk in this to the gym, but to prance around with “juicy” on your butt bundled up like it’s 10 degrees in the gym means that you aren’t working hard enough. Dressing like Snookie at the gym is not going to get you a lifelong partner, and I am fairly certain guys aren’t really into bejeweled terry cloth pants that make you look like a complete tool.
  3. Bra Tops– The gym is not equivalent to the beach. I do not want to envy your anorexic frame or see your wrinkly stomach flapping on the treadmill. If you are 65 and wearing this, please, for the sake of everyone just stop! Leave something to the imagination instead.
  4. Rainbow Capris My favorite lady at the gym has triangle hair, loves rainbow capris, and likes to hog the cardio equipment I always want… So she gets her own number. Her rainbow capris are possibly the most hideous pants I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, and I am entirely uncertain where you find such a… special?? purchase. Please, stay away from tie dye pants at all costs.
  5. White Pants– Yet again, I feel it is necessary to remind people that no one wants to see your underwear… or lack thereof. I believe that white linen or tight pants are yet another unnecessary and unfortunate purchase. In case you were unaware, while white jeans are designed to not be entirely see-through, tight pants are not.
  6. Shorts That Show Your Butt Cheeks/Crack- You might think you look wonderful in those shorts, but I must convince you otherwise– no one goes to the gym to see your naked tushy! It is not attractive or cute and is far from classy, so cover yourself up! Short spandex is quite all right, but just don’t cut it too close.

Lots of things are acceptable like shorts, t-shirts, and fabulous-looking spandex. The ever adorable store lululemon definitely has the cutest workout clothes I’ve ever seen! There is definitely a way to have fun, look cute, and be classy while sweating!


A Week of Unexciting Events

Mostly my week involves going to the gym and sitting on the internet trying to find more work. However, I still embarked on a few new things this week:

Assisting! I am now a personal assistant for a food critic in Miami. I started on Tuesday, and she is nice and cooks and knows everything about Miami unlike me!

Freelancing! I am now going to begin writing and getting paid for it, woohoo! My friend Caitlin helped get me the gig, and I am ever so thankful.

Cooking! Turkey chili is on the menu tonight with either rice or polenta and lemon coconut bars planned for a future dessert. Also, we made gnocchi with pesto, eggs in a basket, salmon pinwheels, burritos… We are glad to have our own kitchen again and are managing with its reduced size.

Lastly, the box and Comcast dilemmas. We shipped a package full of DVDs and cookbooks to my dad’s office. The intention was to ship it here once we had an address. However, it never arrived at his office. UPS alleges that it is in Dallas, but it still is sitting there lost! I am hoping one day it gets found, I would like to see my cookbooks (some were presents!) and my Arrested Development DVDs again. Comcast is another pain! Comcast installed our cable and internet the Saturday we moved in (almost two weeks ago), and so far it stopped working twice. The internet and cable went out last week, and the service technician fixed it. Well, after I called the day before, was on hold for 20 minutes, got hung up on, called again, was on hold for 20 more minutes, and then helped. Then, the On Demand went out and there were strange boxes ruining the picture on the TV. I called again, and I got helped sooner this time but still not as much assistance as I would’ve liked. When I pointed out that I did not really see a point in continuing the service if I needed a technician every week, he said ,”I’m sorry ma’am, but we have the fastest internet and great cable…”. What good is your great cable if it doesn’t work, right? So hopefully they fix it and we’ll see what transpires, but so far not thrilled with Comcast in general.


Since Cameron has already begun school, I don’t have a lot to do. This means unpacking things, trying to decorate our place and pick photos to frame, watching plenty of classy reality television, and getting sucked into it while finding a job and being semi-productive. And going to the gym of course, which is another experience in itself. Publix was good too actually, I don’t think I will miss Vons at all.

So I am a member of 24 Hour Fitness. We had a GIANT one in Hermosa with machines for days and stuff everywhere, so we were glad to find that there is one about 10 minutes away if you walk there. However, it is different from our old one and is a 24 Hour Fitness- Shaq. I don’t really understand how this makes it different from other 24 Hour Fitnesses, but I do notice one major difference. The gym is much smaller, and pictures of Shaq are covering the wall. Shaq is watching you work out the entire time. I feel Shaq judging me as I work out and laughing at me as I attempt to lift weights. That said, I am glad there’s a gym close to us!

My latest reality TV obsession to grow out of boredom is the fabulous Jersey Shore.

Jersey Shore is possibly the trashiest addition to reality television since the show Bad Girls Club. These girls clearly could be on that show with their aggression, cursing, drinking, fabulous accents, fighting, and of course, phrases like, “She came at me like a friggin’ hippo.”. The boys are also amazing with their impeccable hair that cannot be destroyed by any sort of weather condition, their “dancing” (which is mainly fist-pumping and jumping around), sleaziness, tattoos, earrings, steroids, and their liking of bejeweled t-shirts. What’s going to happen next? Who is going to punch someone next? Which guy isn’t taking steroids? How much easier could their job be? Will someone else leave the show? Will JWoww remove her skunk extensions? And that’s why I can’t stop watching this trainwreck of a show… Now I am going to GTL all day like “The Situation” does. Gym. Tan. Laundry. Just kidding about that, but really though I will go to the gym and do laundry.