I apologize for leaving you hanging on Wednesday. I slammed into an energy wall and couldn’t type another word. I was asleep before 8:00, I think.
So about the condom guy at the gym. I first noticed him in the week after Christmas and had kind of hoped he was just visiting, but he was there earlier this week also. He is a slim, attractive man who exercises really, really hard–mostly cardio. Something about him reminds me of Don Cheadle, minus the earrings and the residuals. But that’s not what first caught my attention. No, the eye-catcher was the silvery-white PVC sauna suit that covers him head to toe topped by a white slimming belt around his waist, AND a white swim cap on his handsome head!
Yes, it would be easier to just take a picture of him, but I don’t think that would be very nice. I certainly wouldn’t want someone taking a photo of me (gym or otherwise) and posting it to the internet. (Don’t get me started on people who take unflattering photos of obese people and post them with ugly comments. Not! Nice!) So we’ll make do with advertising photos of other people
stolen borrowed from here and there.
Honestly, I tried not to gawk, but I might have a little as I tried to figure out exactly what it was he was wearing. And then it hit me: he looks like a giant condom running on the treadmill. As a rule, I don’t laugh or poke fun at people at the gym (except myself, of course, which generally provides more than enough entertainment), but this guy made me giggle on the inside.
Until he walked up beside me on the cool-down mat. The condom suit may hold in the body heat, but the body odor found an escape hatch. My.Word.
In the spirit of fair play, I have to admit that you’ll never find my workout attire featured in any ads for 24-Hour Fitness. People probably think I’m a bag lady, albeit an “above average” one, in my over-sized t-shirt and yoga-type pants but we’re not there for a fashion show, are we? If Condom Guy is content with his workout and the results he gets wearing such a get-up, more power to him.
I just wish he’d use a stronger deodorant.
Is there someone at your gym who makes you scratch your head and say, “What?”
Okay, so we’re headed into the first weekend of the new year. I wish you all great success with following your plans. If you should feel your resolve faltering, stop for a second and imagine how absolutely awesome you’re going to feel on Monday when you’ve successfully defeated your obstacles. And if you should wobble a bit, be still and re-focus your attentions. You are MORE than capable of achieving your goals!