Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I think you are picking on us because we are girls

Yesterday at my least favorite gym, this trainer walks over to Janelle and butts his way in between us and starts accusing her of training people at the gym. He was accusing her of being my trainer that I am paying to come work out with me. He did not even bother to ask me if this was true. He was telling her that he's had complaints and she will be booted right out of the gym if she is training people. 

I know this guy won't read this post, because he's a flaming asshole and he probably can't even read. (I've read some of his hand made advertisements; he's really lacking in the writing and grammar skills...I'm assuming it's spilled into his reading ability too.) So, Janelle does not "train" me. We are friends that work out together. I've never given her any money for training. The same with Zach. I've never given him money. He doesn't even belong to the same gym as us. He's the one who is really our trainer. He makes our workouts. 

Janelle works out with other people too. Ashley works out with us and so does one of my other friends. Neither of them have given Janelle money. We are a group of girls that goes to the gym together; nothing more. Janelle was really mad. I was really mad. What an effing ridiculous douche that guy was. 

So then we are on the co-ed side and we start noticing all the dudes that stand around together...and give advice to each other...and help each other spot...and fix each others bad form...and tell each other what they should be doing. 

That is no different that what Janelle and I do. Why can the guys stand around the gym and "train" each other and not get in trouble? Sometimes there are like guys wandering the gym in groups of 5 or 6 and only one of them knows what the eff they are doing! 

Honestly, it's almost like they were picking on us because we are girls. We are at the gym 5 or 6 days a week. There are never any girls on the girls side and when there are girls over there, they do stop us and ask us how to do things. They have to ask us, because you can't find anyone who works there to help you when you need help!

I think the other problem is that they can all see now after a year and a half how much weight I've lost. It's becoming really apparent. I just happen to work out with my friend how is a personal trainer and competes in figure. 

Now we are afraid to talk to anyone there for fear that we will be accused of training them. Janelle is going to call the owner and complain. We know her really well. Hopefully she will put that d-bag in his place. What an incredible asshole. 

Anyway, I'll leave you with some recent pictures from the gym...

This was my super sleepy day at the gym.
I might have really been asleep in this picture.
I'm so cursing Janelle in this picture.
"Why the hell do I have to do this today??"
I'm trying to make my saddest face ever too. 
Honestly, Janelle was pretty tired this day too. 
Gross hands after a long workout.
They get so dirty from the gross weights.
Janelle's post pull up hands


  1. What an asshole!! I hope he gets fired. That's so messed up.. obviously it's because you're girls and because you're AWESOME! I would have gotten kicked out for cussing him out lol good for you for staying calm.

    Keep up the great work!!


  2. Hi,new follwer! Man, what an idiot! Take the high road and stay the winner you are!!!
    Congrats on your weight loss to date. I am looking forward to following your journey!

  3. I nominated you for an award on my page, check it out when you have time :)

  4. Sarah I have a question regarding the heart monitor, Ive had mine for a few days now and I want to know if its just me or if its an el cheapo heart monitor LOL I wrote a blog about this too wanting feedback but thought Id ask you personally since I know you have one. Ok lets say I walk on my treadmill for 30 min at 3mph, the treadmill reads that I burned 120 something calories, last night I did that same walk with my heart monitor and my heart monitor said like 350 calories burned. Have you noticed a huge difference like that? I know the heart monitor calculates your age, weight with your pulse just wanna know if this is working right.

  5. This is what most likely happened. D-bag is a trainer. He wants to make money. His client sees the resuts you are getting and says, "I want to do what she is doing." D-bag gets mad because people he is not training are getting better results than people who are using his services. D-bag thinks, "I am the awesomest trainer on the planet" and assumes that anyone getting results better than he can give is somehow cheating him. Like a 5 year old in the school yard, his intimidation method is meant to increase his street cred by cutting you down.

    If you want to sell training, be a better trainer. Don't go pissing on everyone trying to mark your territory. I think you got confronted because he thought he could get away with it. If he did that to a group of weight lifting guys, he would be called out on his bs on the spot.

    Really makes me so mad! As if people who struggle with weight don't get harassed enough outside the gym.

  6. Mike, I love your comment. I didn't mean to get you all worked up though! It is frustrating that I now have to watch my back at the gym and we are being picked on for knowing what the hell we are doing while we're at the gym.