Saturday, March 21, 2009

THE WORKOUT....

Bored of my usual routine of gorging and snoozing I thought of joining this "really cool" gym near my place with "really cool" machines and trainers. This gym is supposed to be a posh thing and the people who come there are mostly the Richie Richs of the city or the ones like me who wait for that time of the year when there is a 50% discount on the yearly fees.....

If you can avoid the stench of sweat, the howling of the bodybuilders while lifting the weights and forget the self-inflicted misery you are in, you notice that gym is actually a very busy place bustling with various noises here and there.... Now don't assume that I just hang around there to observe people around me rather than working out....

I think lazy will be a better word to describe me......

Anyways, back to where I was, ya so, gym is a very vibrant place.......

The guard opens the door for you and at the reception you see 5 or 6 people seated ready to inspire you into the fitness craze....

They let you go unnoticed, obviously, they have done you already. You see people following various workout routines and then the feeling sinks in... already you feel a little tired... You go to the locker, put on your running shoes and off you go to the tread-mill.....

You start running, all of a sudden there is squealing followed by laughter, you see two women on the treadmill laughing and chatting. The chat when you first heard started with their respective jobs, went on to their husbands, kids, mother-in-laws, maids, daily soaps and their dogs. This all happened in 10 minutes and you know this because you were forced to listen and couldn't take it any longer. So, you moved on to the biking section....

In the biking section you over hear two big shots discussing about the various policies their respective companies are following to counter the great recession. All of a sudden one of them notices you noticing them catching you off guard. You give them a fake smile. Feeling out of place and a little embarrassed you move out and decide to do weights.....

You go to the weights and start lifting 15 lbs dumbbells, impressed with yourself you look at the girl working out near you and give her a smile only to realize that she has 15 lbs dumbbells in her hands. Well you act in a "this is just a warm up" way and motivating yourself you pick up the 25 lbs only to see that now next to the girl their is a well built guy, not wearing a t-shirt so that his washboard abs and bulging biceps are on display, lifting 60 lbs dumbbells easily.....

This is my usual day in the gym.... I will not even start about the bad days............

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Why do women talk on treadmills? I just don't understand. When I'm on the treadmill all I want to do is run and listen to really loud music.

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whiteopal said...

lol...this post is hilarious ... I liked your blog, and your brand of humour :)