I love to talk. Sometimes I talk too much. I'm okay with that. However, there is a time and a place for it, right?
Today at the gym, there were women on the two machines next to mine. They were chatting it up - LOUDLY. They both had their earbuds in, and were speaking at a volume to allow them to hear one another over their own music. Now, if they can hear each other over their music, doesn't it stand to reason that everyone else in the gym is hearing them too? And I have my music on because I don't want to hear anyone else talking.
But wait, there's more! Since it was impossible not to hear them without causing serious damage to my own ears by blasting sound into my head, this is what I picked up: Their conversation covered several topics, with some of the loudest portions centering on the following: All the details of getting their first period; neighbors and friends who are addicted to drugs and/or in prison; and how much they hate Mormons. There were several middle-aged and older men in the room as well, and most of them wore that "please shut up" expression.
When they finished with the machines, they stood in the aisle right next to me and continued to chat it up on these subjects, but now they were joined by who I assume was the daughter of one of them. Oh, yeah, and this pre-teen was in a bathing suit, sopping wet. Then when somebody wanted to leave, they would not move! Finally, after two "excuse me" attempts, they scooted over half an inch for me to pass, but the soaked kid bent over and stuck her rear end in my face as I walked by.
But enough about my new best friends; it's time for my workout report...
I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, which means I'm making progress! I've been doing 35 minutes, but I couldn't resist the sparkling conversation around me and stuck around for ten extra minutes today.
Additionally, P90X with my neighbor Denise continues on most days. When we haven't done the workout, I've gone to the gym or walked, though I do take one or two days off each week.
The tag line for the P90X workout is, "Bring it!"
So I say to you now, you know you've got what it takes, so BRING IT!