Some of the people I encounter at the gym never cease to amaze me. Yesterday was no exception.
I know I tell stories about the gym all the time, but I seriously see and experience the strangest things.
I had to make up a workout from last week, so I was at the gym alone. I hate the gym when I'm alone. I was just finishing up my workout. I was doing some oblique things with a 25 pound plate. As I was putting the plate back and an older man comes up to me and says...
"What are you doing lifting all that weight?"
I didn't hear him at first because I was wearing headphones. I took them out and said, "Excuse me?"
"What are you doing working out with all that weight? You're going to get bulky like a man."
"Oh, that's not going to happen. I need to lift heavy."
"For what reason? You're working too hard."
"Well, if you lift heavy it burns more fat."
"No, no, no...you just want to firm up, right? You need to lift light weights. Ladies need to lift light. You don't want to get bulky."
"Oh, that's not going to happen. You can't get bulky from lifting heavy. I would have to take something for that to happen."
Then he yells across the gym, "Hey.....hey Chuck....tell this little girl that she shouldn't be lifting so heavy."
"Ok, I'm not going to get bulky unless I start taking steroids...trust me." Then I literally ran out the door to get away from him.
I'm one of those people that can't think of witty responses when I'm caught off guard. I'm one of those people that thinks of great comebacks after the fact.
So, on my way home I think of this and I should have said, "Oh, if I lift heavy I'll get bulky like a man? I see you lifting really heavy and you don't look like a man." Damn...why couldn't I have thought of that sooner.