This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mistaken Identity ='s NSV

So I have a zillion things to blog about.....much has happened and last night my intention was to sit down and type it all out - at that point, the post would have been filled with "funnies" and a huge compliment that I got. Unfortunately, I didn't get to post before family stuff happened and put a damper on my mood. Soooo...I'm going to post the good stuff and just ask that you say a prayer for me if you get time. Maybe I'm hormonal and so this seems to be a bigger issue than it needs to be but I'm at a crossroad with the hubby on some issues and found out that some old habits have creeped back into our lives.......I'm not happy about this - he knows it - I'm hurt and confused and without a doubt, I'm at a loss for a response. Now before anyone freaks out - he isn't having an affair or visiting bars but it is still an issue for me.......for our family. It's not something that I can just throw out there so it's tough because I have NO ONE to talk to about it. I'm trying to pray about my next step and also trying to guard what I say - I don't want to make an irrational decision but right now, I'm really really confused and really hurt. That's all I can say about that because I don't know who may be reading this so on to bigger and better aka funnier things!

So Monday I go for my nightly rendezvous with Gym - I'm hauling to get there on time because I feel sure that he is cheating on me with several other patrons! I was right, the class was full but lucky for me, my bod bud has reserved a bike. I look around the room to observe the others that are all fighting for my lover's attention - a girl should know the competition, right? So I scan the room - mostly regulars - no sweat, I can hang with all these people and I know that they don't have anything that Gym hasn't already seen.......well until I spotted the guy in the front row - now ladies, I'm not a mean person but when I saw this man I almost laughed out loud.......OMG - he was wearing sweat pants, a filthy t-shirt and house shoes - seriously??? Come on - you have to be kidding me that they would let this guy on a bike without real shoes...........not to mention he had in ear plugs and was stockpiling the fruit and water for his midnight snack later that night?!?! I was a bit relieved when after about 15 minutes he announces to the class that he needs to take a break and put on his real shoes - okay first of all - NO ONE cares - we are all just trying to stay up - this dude hops off his bike and proceeds to sit in the middle of the floor while putting on his shoes........it was the strangest thing I have ever seen - I guess it takes all kinds??? The strange man was able to hang through the whole class so I applaud him - even if he was wearing house shoes through half the class.

On to my mistaken identity and NSV - yesterday I got to the gym over an hour early. I told you guys that we are over run with new people and their resolutions so bikes are getting more scarce.......I got there early and figured that I would hit my weights before class. After much persuasion I got someone to unlock the door for me and I was able to set my stuff down and change into my gear. As I emerged from the room to head off to weight land, the lady who unlocked the door stopped me to ask why I didn't have a key??? Uhhhh, I didn't know that you were awarded a key for being a frequent visitor - LOL! She looked confused and said "but aren't you an instructor??" - OMG - all I could say was I LOVE YOU!!! Seriously, I am far from looking like an instructor - maybe this girl was blind or maybe the black pants were that slimming but I don't care - I'm taking it! WOOHOO - felt good to know that my work is paying off and that maybe I really do have a bad perception of my body?? Whatever the case, it was severe motivation for the rest of the week. I can't wait to meet up with gym for sure now!

Okay gotta run to a meeting - hugs to you all! Thanks for listening to me vent about home and for letting me share my zaniness!

15 comments:

Swizzlepop said...

WOOHOO for Instructor Barbie, how cool is that! Your hard work is totally paying off!!! :)

Amanda said...

All that hard work is doing something! That's awesome!!! I would LOVE to be mistaken for an instructor at the gym!

I'll be praying for ya and keeping you in my thoughts!!! :)

Bret said...

Congrats on the NSV - Wow! How awesome, I think they should give you a key just for looking that damn good! ;)

Sorry to hear about the crossroads. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you can find solace with a cup of tea/coffee and a great friend soon!

Tina said...

WOW, what a compliment!! Can't wait to look like some of our gym's fitness instructors.. they're all so cute with their little spandex pants. Beotches.

Sorry to hear you're going thru stuff. *Hands folded tightly and eyes squeezed shut* Hugs.

jodi said...

wow! what an awesome compliment! you should've said, "sure, i'll take a key"... ha!

sorry you're going thru a rough-spot w/the hubby - there has to be SOMEone you can talk too... perhaps a minister or friend of the family? i'm all for seeing a therapist too, it's amazing how one session can make you feel... keep your chin up! :o)

Melanie said...

That is an awesome NSV!!! You should be so proud of yourself. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. {{HUGS from Michigan}}

Scale Junkie said...

I'd totally take classes from you Barbie Girl!! You give me motivation every day, I printed a comment you left me recently and when I feel like quitting while exercising I hear it in my head.

I'm sorry to hear about the crossroads with your hubs. I've had a lot of stress this week and like you not something I can talk about to anyone so I do understand that. I really hope you can work through this and move forward, you are such an awesome woman, I just hate to think of you feeling miserable for any reason.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Sounds like you might be hinting around a problem we've had in our marriage too... My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Colette said...

Steph....
Keeping you and your family in my prayers. I know you will get through this because you are one HELL of a strong woman!
As for the NSV....that is awesome!! Yeah go YOU!!! Once I was waiting to use the bathrroom in a restraunt and there was a lady ahead of me. When her turn came she politely told me " Go ahead..I know what its like to be pregnate and have to go potty!" I WAS NOT PREGNATE...JUST FAT!!" I went ahead of her anyways, because I did need to pee...LOL
But still I felt aweful afterwards!! So kudo's for you girl...your looking awesome!!
{{{{HUGS}}}}}

melissious said...

Hey, I'd take your class! Where do I sign up?? (and where do I get a pair of those black pants?)

Candace said...

Steph, {{{HUGS}}}. If you need me to, I'll take out a second mortgage to go down there and kick Ken's azz. Then you and I will go for a good workout, although I doubt I could keep up with you. And I might embarrass you at the Y because I wear sweatpants and dirty T's to exercise in. I do have a good pair of sneaks though.

You'll be in my prayers hon.

Bonita said...

What a great compliment! See how far you've come! Sorry to hear you have been going through so much lately. I'm glad you were able to talk to Ken today and put your feelings out there. Have a great weekend!

NCChris said...

Hey Steph! Congrats on the NSV! Compliments from starngers are AWESOME!!
-Chris

PS: Sorry to hear there a family issue right now...you and the fam are in my prayers fro a smooth diffusing of the situation.

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