Are You Irritating People At the Gym?Stefanie Wilder Taylor
As moms we hear a lot of about ways to keep our sanity. We kind of sort of know that we should be eating balanced meals, taking our women’s essential vitamins, finding healthy ways to unwind and taking time for ourselves blah blah blah. I’m not saying we shouldn’t be doing all that but just thinking about all the things I should be doing for me stresses me out! Honestly, I could use a break from “taking care of myself.”
The thing I find that helps me the most is to prioritize what is the most important to my mental and physical health. I know I am just not myself unless I can have a little bad TV (Bachelor, American Idol or any of the Real Housewives do the trick) at the end of the night coupled with a pomegranate for antioxidants. Followed closely behind TV for me is the gym. I feel so much better if I’m getting regular workouts. I like to spend thirty minutes on the Precor machine, do some arm weight nautilus machines (I’m not sure if they’re still called nautilus or not but I’m too lazy to Google it —I may be stuck in the 80’s —although I’m not wearing a fucia neon sweatband on my head or any legwarmers) and then do as many sit-ups on the ab bench as my energy level will allow.
The only problem with the gym is that you are forced to engage in what I feel should be a private activity among a lot of people. And a lot of those people have no manners. So here now is a list I’ve compiled of good gym etiquette in the hopes that it might inspire people to be aware that they may be ruining someone’s workout.
I truly believe if we could all follow some of these tips we might actually feel relaxed and refreshed when we leave the gym hence leaving our evenings open to engage in some REALITY TV.
Thank you to Brita for sponsoring this series of posts. Good water (and workouts) really are keys to health.