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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    oooo....can I come to your gym Camille? Just kidding emoticon

    4726 days ago
    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
    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
    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? :)


    4729 days ago
    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
    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!

    4729 days ago
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