Thursday, May 04, 2006

Thursday Thirteen v.9

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things CARMEN does at the gym

  1. Elliptical Machine: For 55 very long interval-training minutes.
  2. Weights: One day of arms, one day of legs, one day of both.
  3. Ab work: Balance on the bosu, crunches on the ball, etc. I hate this part the most.
  4. Scope the Hot Guys: And there are many. I might smile at one if I get up the courage.
  5. Hate the Hot Women: Especially the ones in full-out hair and makeup, with their little crop tops and short-shorts.
  6. Watch Oprah in Closed Captioning: If it's a day where I get off work in time, I'll read/watch Oprah. I like the shows where she interviews celebs. But not Tom Cruise.
  7. Sweat: When did I start sweating so much? It's not pretty.
  8. Read: The only time I have to read is on the elliptical. It took a while, but I can do it now without getting motion sick.
  9. Hip Hop Class: First and third Fridays. We have a blast!
  10. Talk to Friends: I've gotten to know a few people, at least on sight. Remembering names is a whole other task.
  11. Listen to Music: I usually forget to bring my iPod headphones, so I listen to the crap that the gym pumps through the TVs.
  12. Look Forward to Going Home: I don't know where those endorphins I'm supposed to get are, but I hate every minute of the gym.
  13. Get Frustrated: That all this essentially does nothing. Well, not true. Otherwise I'd balloon up to a million pounds, but I don't loose any more weight or feel any better.

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100 comments:

mar said...

Which reminds me: I have to go to the gym! I always get in form for the ski season...which is over now so I don't have to worry about it until september. But then there comes the bathing suit, oooops! Congrats on being consequent, love your nr. 12, it's the way I feel about it too...! Happy TT

eve said...

that's a great list,,, my life is so simple, so there's not much to tell :)
thanx for sharing in mine
happy thursday

Wystful1 said...

I've not been to a gym. But the part about closed captioned tv astounds me....they have TVs in gyms? Well...I'd never have known.

(LOVE, absolutely LOVE your 13 header this week)

My T T is published

Mandy said...

Going to the gym is probably just a 'thought bubble' for me.. I never seem to get there. Even tho you are not losing weight, it mustbe doing you some good :)

Bonnie said...

Those women in makeup at the gym make me want to poke their eyes out! LOL

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Leanne said...

Haha! You're way ahead of me! Now, the only thing I do is pay the membership dues - why? I do NOT know. I have a treadmill and bowflex, but now it's nice out and gardening and landscaping has been my workout for 2 weeks or more.

I do want to swim though, that's why I joined. I used to swim 1/4 mile every day. I haven't been since the winter schedule change, they made it impossible to be a mom and get a workout in. :P~

Lazy Daisy said...

Whoa, I love your list. I do the same things almost in the same order. Your list made me laugh. My TT is up.

Jane said...

WHOA......You wear me out!!! Seriously, maybe I can do some of those things when I get my knees fixed!
My T13 are up too! Smile, and have a good day!

Angie said...

At least you go to the gym, I have paid for a Y membership for 2 years and can probaly remember all of the times I have gone. But I love spinning class when I do go. Maybe I should start again today...hmmm...no...maybe tomorrow!

Ruth said...

I never liked going to the gym. Too much work!! Great TT.

Kelly said...

Don't you just love the gym? I do! I know, I'm not right! lol

Great TT list! Have a great day!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

A hip hop class sounds so fun! I wish my gym had that.

Happy Thursday!

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

Hey, at least you go...I just run around with 2 toddlers...that's tiring enough...

colleen said...

I was just saying that when I go to dance free it's a cross between going to the gym and a rave party!

Happy Thursday. I have some lunacy going on a LL.

Denise said...

I'm tired just reading this! LOL

Cat Lady said...

I hate the gym...lol Kuddos to you for going at all!!!

Nancy said...

Ahhhh...the gym. I used to go everyday when the kids were little and I was a SAHM. I wanna be a SAHM again.

Keep up the good work.

Tanya said...

I hate the gym too. Hate it, hate it, HATE IT. But I so need to go :(

My list is up.

Karen said...

I can't read & do the machines- I loose my balance. maybe that's because I'm a Klutz...
hey- did you say "if you leave WAS a great song"- I'll have you know it's one of my most played on my ipod... so I think an "is" is in order there!

ivoryfrog said...

I really should go to the gym some time....I am just too shy and embarrased, thats the problem. Hmmm...I think I would enjoy the elliptical machine and also the treadmill. Maybe I should just get enough money together to buy my own? That way I wouldn't have to be embarrased. lol

great list!
Happy Thursday!
Thanks for visiting my list. :-)
Ivoryfrog x

Heather Smith said...

I really need to get back to the gym, but its that whole thing about hating it while I'm there. I mean really! Great idea for a 13 though! Mine are up at both sites!

Sheri said...

Why on earth do people wear full makeup to the gym. I never understood that.

Mom Nancy said...

I go to the Y (not as regularly as I used to when I was taking a weight loss class) and I can relate to almost all of your stuff. Fortunately, at the Y no one wears makeup nor does their hair. I've found the endorphins kick in about an hour after I'm finished. I just have to keep telling myself to keep going. It'll be easier for me when The Boy is in school.

Thanks for visiting mine.

Dariana said...

Ooooh, I love the fortune cookie graphic. Too cute. Must have chinese take-out for lunch now, lol. Happy TT!

Emily said...

I have a serious love/hate relationship with the elliptical machine....

HAppy Thursday!

Amy said...

I hate the gym too! My fiance is a personal trainer and that does NOTHING and I mean NOTHING to motivate me to go to the gym. I know exactly what girls you are talking about too. ick...makes me dread going again today!

Norma said...

Good for you. I walk at the park. But I used to belong to a health club--as soon as I got my membership paid for, I stopped attending!

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Kel said...

Arg, working out. It's something I need to start doing again. Got to shape up a bit for summer.

Happy Thursday, my tt is up.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i should go to the gym, but i haven't been in years. i wonder if walking a dog for an hour three times a day counts, i should, it does in my mind!
love your banner.

Caryn said...

Oh, God. The gym. That reminds me...I need to get back to those weights. I admire the fact that you keep up with your workouts, even though you hate them so much. Supposedly, muscles burn more calories at rest than fat does, so by replacing muscle with fat you're upping your metabolism. Also, muscle weighs more than fat, so you might not see as much of a weight change, but more of a size change. These are the things I tell myself, at least...

Mary said...

Yeah! Now that I'm pregnant, I've been walking the treadmill or elliptical. I was hitting it pretty hard, but I don't want to mess up anything until I go to the doctor!

I hate excercising too and I resent the fact that the older I get the more I need to do it to maintain or lose weight.

Chana said...

There's this chick that comes to my gym that is REALLY pretty...actually a pageant girl. She comes in full makeup and cute little outfits..I mean c'mon...
Anyway, my TT is up!

Leesa said...

I definitely agree with 5 & 6!

Ocean Lady said...

That's great that you can go for 55 minutes! Your heart must be loving it! :)

-R- said...

Very impressive! I feel the same way about the gym, except I love the BOSU and don't like the eliptical. Yay BOSU! (Can you tell I had 3 cups of coffee this morning?)

Lord Swayne said...

EEEK! The Gym! I need to start working out there. I need to buff up, since I'm going to start taking Firefighting classes in the fall.

My TT (Amy) is up. Enjoy.

PowersTwinB said...

ok...I bet you look stunning, with the body of an 18 yr old? I am so jealous! My days of working out, have been hindered by arthritis. Thank you so much for visiting my TT!..it's my 1st official one!

Moogie said...

I'm starting to sweat just reading this. :) What a great list. I am sick of Tom Cruise as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Reverberate58 said...

Years ago I went to the gym. I never did get a good routine down. Found waking was the only thing I could do gracefully!! Thanks for your visit.

Rosei said...

I would love having all this will and discipline to do exercises. Congratulations Carmen! Thank you to visit my TT :)

Poopydigs said...

I love to hate on other hot women.

Makes me work harder.

Great list!

twiga92 said...

I really need to start exercising. Ack! Can't afford a gym though.
Thanks for sharing!

LibertyBelle said...

Whoa Carmen, I'm otta breath just reading about all the things you do!
Great TT - I'll watch from the sidelines!
:)

Finn said...

It's a viscous cycle, isn't it. And gawd I hate that music they pipe in there. I try to make a quick escape if I forget my tunes!

Happy TT!

Geggie said...

That is IT! I'm going to the gym this weekend!

Uisce said...

uggh, I haven't been to the gym (which is in one corner of my office) since I've been so busy on the linkies... so you all are to blame for my out-of-shapeness! :)

YankeeAmanda said...

I hate the hot women too. There should be a "no makeup" rule at the gym!

Thanks for reading my TT!

d.challener roe said...

Who needs a gym? Just pack up your house in 1 week.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

That's a great T13. I do 45 minutes of cardio on the treadmill and that's it so far...and I don't talk to anyone! I plug in my iPod and listen to books.

Andrew said...

You must be in great shape! Good for you to stick with it like that. I'm lucky if I can make the gym three times a week, and anymore I seldom have time to do the weights (which I need, to get back to my former buff self). But it's a trade-off -- running or weights. To keep the weight off, I keep running.

AC

P.S. - I see you are blogging about trying to get published. I've been down that road, too, but with non-fiction. Feel free to holla if you want some commiseration.

YellowRose said...

Ok, I'm tired just reading your workout....excuse me while I rest here....

Happy Thursday!

robin said...

Hard worker you are.

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

I wish I had a gym to go to! lol I just try to get a decent workout done at home!

Bar Bar A said...

Wow girl, you inspire me! Sweating more means you are getting healthier.
Keep it up!

Cynthia said...

I SO related to this post!

I laughed out loud at the part about hating the hot women.

But now I go to an all-women's gym, which eliminates the hot-women problem as they prefer a gym where hotness is appreciated. Alas, it also eliminates the scoping of hot guys.

TNChick said...

That's great. I don't even go to the gym... sorry you hate going.

*Skittles* said...

WOW you are a busy little beaver! Great list. My TT is up.

Joan said...

How often do you go? -- THAT is the question! LOL

Thanks for coming by my blog.

Guppyman said...

Thanks for dropping by today... The flower you asked about is actually attached to some form of aloe plant... It decided to put out three of those for me this year... neat stuff.

What I do at the gym? Drive by.

;)

Suzy said...

Yep. Basically, I just do the last item - get frustrated. But you go girl! I have a hard time just dragging my butt in there!

Ames said...

first of all - GREAT HEADER....secondly how do you find the time to do all of that???

I mean, listen to music, sweat, read....ugh! j/k...I am right there with you :)

Karin said...

Your list made me laugh! Good one :)

Angie said...

It pains me to even read this list...I hate working out. :)

Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Carolyn said...

At least you MAKE it to the gym...hehe:)

Just as I clicked on comments to come in here, I say the title of your last post, so I had to go read. Those sleep studies are something in themselves, aren't they? But in my case, it probably saved my life. I had been admitted to the hospital for Atrial Fib -- my heart was out of rhythm. After lots of tests, they finally decided to do a sleep test. I stopped breathing 150 times an hour. No wonder my heart was messing up. I've used a CPAP machine for 2 years now, and my heart is back in rhythm and I'm doing fine:)

Susan said...

abs!!i must go to the gym!! and yeah I dont like those girls with make up , it's a gym for goodness sake! hahaha and it's a good thing we can look the hot guys as well! listening to music is a must, and i always wanted to learn to dance hip hop! happy thursday! great list! mine is up

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

LOVE your blog design!!

Good for you GOING to the gym!! LOL you are up on me!

Thanks for visiting my T13!

(Man you have a lot of people on you T13 links - wow)

PS - like your blog - I am bookmarking - andI will be back

Me said...

They are building a gym in my town and I was looking forward to joining... hmmm

Sherri said...

Busy, busy girl!!

...thank for visiting my site:)

Goofy Girl said...

I get bored... I don't want to run/wahtever the physical activity is anymore!

Trinity13 said...

Wow, what a list...you def keep yourself busy! But, at least you are getting some eye candy!!!

TLC said...

Hip hop class sounds like fun! If I didn't have two left feet.

My T13 is up.

Undercover Angel said...

I should probably go to the gym sometime. My TT is up.

Natsthename said...

I hate the hot women at my gym, too. It's like "social hour" and it's irritating. They spend more time yappin' and less time workin' out! BOOOO!!

Lifecruiser said...

I like #13 for some reason.... maybe because it reminds me of me :-)

eph2810 said...

I used to go to the gym, but it was women only and they closed that one. I liked the stepping class a lot. I tried reading at the gym, but could never get used to it - always lost my spot in the book - lol...

astrocoz said...

I hate the gym...but I really should start going. I think Mikey (my fiance) is going to have to start dragging me with him. Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Scone said...

I love the header graphic today!

WendyWings said...

Something about this list makes me feel like I should be exercising more ( um exercising at ALL lol)
Thanks for stopping by my TT earlier.

Kelly said...

So funny!
Hate the hot girls.
Yep. This is why I don't go!

Bone said...

Wow, you're popular over heauh.

My comment is this. When I first read #'s 4 and 5, for some reason, I skipped over the "hate the hot women" part.


So it read: "Scope the Hot Guys: And there are many. I might smile at one if I get up the courage. Especially the ones in full-out hair and makeup, with their little crop tops and short-shorts."

Almost Porcelain said...

I really oughta join the gym and get fit....

Laura said...

thanks for reminding me what I miss about the gym and what I don't miss....have my elliptical at home, my bike, a great track around the block and my boy to chase and when I get time and the boy isn't in the way, there is always yoga.
love your list.
my TT is up

Renee said...

Wholy cow that's a lot of TTers out there! Thanks for stopping by and asking Darly a question. She answered it for you. Http://lillyput.blogspot.com

Libragirl said...

I have to join a gym. I keep an extra headset in my car for my ipod...you never know when you are gonna need it.

Miranda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! If only I could make it to the gym haha..

jayne d'Arcy said...

Wow! You've exhausted me with this list. I've just begun exercise... time will tell.

Peety said...

Thanks for the visit and comment..

Peety also works out but mostly at home or outdoor running..

Have you tried the budokon workout?

Have a nice evening :o)

phoenix said...

I used to go to the gym, but now I am too old and it wouldn't be cool to gross out all the hot guys ;-)

"D" said...

I hate to exersize too. Once I took a 3X per week Kickboxing class just to feed my icecream habit. Sigh... Thanks for visiting my TT today, it was nice hearing from you!

Faith said...

What a great routine! I am wondering how long you have been doing this routine/working out. I need to start. I need motivation!!! ;D

Killired said...

cool list! wish i was more motivated to go to the gym!

you almost have 100 people on your link list! WOW! you're so popular!

Momma Bee said...

Hey, at least you go to the gym! :)

(Oh, and what the hell has happened to Tom Cruise anyway?!)

Thanks for stopping by my T-13 today!

Titanium said...

WOW! I'm #100 on the linky thing! COOL!

I don't like going to the gym either.

EmilyRoseJewel said...

Wow, you had a lot of visitors today! Good job! I miss the gym, since having Justice I haven't been able to go. I do a 30 min. walk nearly ever day with him though to keep up the exercising. My list is up too!

Wendy said...

#4 and #5 are my all time favorites!!

The Red Queen said...

Ok, I am now tired just imaging your workout. Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I am slow in responding but yesterday I was on Mr Toads Wild Ride and today I am carless-sad

Milwaukee Girl said...

I need to go to the gym ...

Dorothy said...

Dang, sorry I'm late. Look at all the people lookin' at you!

Just Expressing Myself said...

Beautiful - I hope I get to kiss the Blarney Stone one day.
My own pic is up.
Take care,
Frances

Kid X said...

Not quite sure how I got here, not quite sure how I will get out. However, I do like the kittie video, and your blog is quite attractive.