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Beefcakes at the Gym greet me with High-Five's!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I originally had a hang-up joining a male/female gym full of gorgeous women and hunky men.

It was MY hang-up, not theirs.

I walked in to exercise with my eyes to the floor, afraid to make eye-contact because I thought myself as less... Less beautiful, less healthy, less fit, less knowledgeable. But I kept going, kept exercising, and the more I went, the more confident I became and the more I looked up.

When I looked up, I found familiar smiles, warm greetings and helpful assistance. People started noticing my change in physique and began making comments. Now, I walk in and they greet me warmly saying, "What's the magic number today!?!" (Meaning how much have I lost.) I tell them and these gorgeous, hunky, beefcakes smile ear-to-ear and raise their hand for a High Five. Sometimes they even dance with me!

According to this morning's scale, I've lost 48 lbs and 29.5 inches since I joined Spark People and started my weight-loss journey.

And even though I have 70 to 90 lbs still to lose, I walk into the gym with my head held high and a spring in my step -- always greeted by familiar smiles.

And a lesson learned-- who cares what I look like to them... there's some real nice eye-candy in my gym if I look up to notice!!!
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  • UNION_JACK
    oooo....can I come to your gym Camille? Just kidding emoticon

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    4726 days ago
  • LOKEFORREST
    What a wonderful testament to your commitment. You and your positive attitude shame me into "pushing the envelope." When I read a post like this, I am soooooo motivated. Thanks so much Camille, you are truly an inspiration.
    4726 days ago
  • MADAMEBIZINI
    How exciting that you are going to meet your 50 pounds next week if not sooner! I cant wait to get there! I am hoping for 30 when I weigh in tomorrow and that will be huge for me. Your gym sounds great.

    Love Robin
    4728 days ago
  • 3AUSSIES
    You are loving committment, loving life, loving the new lessons learned as you continue your metaphysical blossoming....congrats, Camille I love that I have met you and am along for the ride...I'd better hold on tight because you are on the healthiest ride of your life and loving it!
    4728 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! :) And it sounds like you're definitely one of those hotties in the gym (size isn't really the issue, EVER!), too - good for you! AND there's magnificent weight loss, to boot. How DO you put up with all this good stuff? :)

    Cheers,
    Maya

    4729 days ago
  • MRSHONEYC
    THIS is AWESOME!
    Too bad where I am, no beefcakes that I'd choose to use as eyecandies! DARN! BUT if there IS I'll be eyeing!
    CONGRATS and enjoy!!!! You've been doing an AWESOME job!
    4729 days ago
  • APPLEPIEDREAMS
    I LOVED this blog entry! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope everyone who has a hang up about entering a gym for the first time stumbles across this blog. I know I am always scared to go to a new gym. I'm going to post a link to this blog in one of the threads in one of my teams to encourage a new Sparker to try out the gym again. You are SO awesome!

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    4729 days ago
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