OMFG! I know this is coming but I didn’t expect it to be so soon. Ision has just bought an apartment in Hawthorne and we will be moving into it at the end of next month or so (that is if there are no other competitors that can outbid him)! Now that I am my husband’s rent-paying tenant, will I be given the standard tenant rights I wonder? Jokes aside, it will be a stressful period for me as I will be facing both an impending joblessness and this move into a new place. They say things always happen either not at all or all at once and they are so right. Anyway I will worry about all that when I am back from my Singapore vacation in the first week of June and I will post the latest developments then.
OK, updates over. It’s now time for the next post in my workout series (the other posts are here: 1 2 3 5 6). I am very focussed in the gym and hence I always come across as anti-social when I’m working out (i.e. I can never be someone else’s gym buddy). I know that I should smile more as that’s basic cruising etiquette but like I said before, when I’m on the gym floor I have only one goal and that’s to get my routine done so I can go do other things Yes, you may be surprised to know that I don’t like to go to the gym. Who does?!
As a result of my being super focussed, one of my pet peeves is when I’m asked to spot someone else. In my opinion if you need a spotter, you’re doing it too heavy and I’m not going to subject myself to the risk of injuring you if something goes wrong during spotting. I wouldn’t ask someone to spot for me because I don’t want to put my life in the hands of a complete stranger. Another sign that people might be going too heavy is when they grunt and this is also another major pet peeve of mine. There are some people who just like to grunt to attract attention and they’re not even doing heavy weights! The worst is when females grunt and yes they do. I already hate it when hot men grunt, can you imagine how frustrating it is to hear women do it?
There’s also some rude behaviour that really pisses me off in the gym. For instance I detest people who work out in groups and then chat around a machine, hogging it in the process. If you want to socialise go to a pub because a gym is not the place to do it. Some people also play with their phones in between sets on the machine but nothing is worse than the time when I saw a person reading the newspaper on a machine! Simply outrageous! Another way people are impolite in the gym is when they have body odour. Maintaining basic hygiene is everyone’s duty especially when you’re in a public space. Subjecting people to BO is plain rude. However there’s really no solution to this problem and we just have to execute perfect breath-timing when these smelly people walk past (I am an expert now that I've been in Papua New Guinea for a while).
Well whingeing is not going to solve any of the above problems and I guess these pet peeves will remain forever as long as I can’t afford my own private gym. To thank you guys for putting up with my whining I’m now going to share two short workout videos. These clips feature the chest and biceps, the two major muscle groups everyone must train in order to look impressive in tight-fitting clothes, which I do!