Day 7: Lessons Learned



Don’t face the free weights area when the body builders are working out while you are on the treadmill. Yeah, I know they are hot but the distraction isn’t worth it and you will just trip and drool all over the equipment.

Don’t face the mirrors either. It will scare the living daylights out of you when you realize the chubby old lady sweating all over herself is you.

Sports bras suck.


Did I say that out loud?

If you drop your towel (on the treadmill) when one of those body builders starts doing chin ups, let it go. You aint gonna catch it and you will just look stupid trying.

It doesn’t matter that the lady next to you is out pacing you by a gazillion mile per hour and is at least 20 years older than you.

When you just don’t feel like doing it, find your focus again.

Crank up the tunes. Close out everything and do it anyway.

As the sun begins to set, pat yourself on the back.

You are getting stronger every day.

19,984 steps taken today
8.07 miles traveled today
5 laps water jogging
6 floors climbed today
900 glorious seconds in the whirlpool

Life is good!


Cricket Walker

(9) Comments

  1. Haley
    HaleyJun 27, 2012

    You’re doing so well, and I absolutely loved spending time with you today!

  2. Pam
    PamJun 27, 2012

    Look at all your success. Even when you don’t want to you find the willpower to go a little further, and then find humor on the way. =)

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  4. Jenny
    JennyJun 27, 2012

    Loved it! I have a weird relationship with the gym as personally I prefer to be outdoors. But, as you say, find your focus and go back to it. I now incline press 100 lbs. Lat pull down 100 lbs etc. So well done Cricket! You are doing fantabulous, have to admit, I would probably drop my towel on the treadmill if there was a scrummy bodybuilder doing something interesting.

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerJun 27, 2012

      Oh, I much prefer the outdoors as well. Unfortunately Texas summers can get pretty warm so it’s nice to have the gym too!

  5. Stephen H. King
    Stephen H. KingJun 28, 2012

    Wonderfully written, Cricket! Switch genders around a bit, and I know how you feel….

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