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Great Workout Today

What a great workout today!  Treadmill with some running intervals, triceps rotation, and Fab Abs - such a great time.

EXCEPT - when I was doing my push-ups & dips, there were these two women doing some ab work and the one is probably in her mid-to-late forties, the other was 21.  The 21 yr old was complaining about her 120 lb (MAYBE that heavy) body that just wasn't as toned as she would prefer ... since she doesn't go to the gym except maybe 1 time a week (if even that often).

Now Planet Fitness is supposedly 'judgement free' ... whatever that means.  But this girl was ridiculous!  She was complaining about her extra inch on her belly and then proceeded to ask me if I had children.  I said, no, and she was like 'well, I was gonna say you'd have an excuse.'  Well, what'd that mean?  How absurd!  so, I just 'crunched' on and ignore this crazy women.

We'll try again tomorrow for a better attitude among the young crazy girls.  Also, on the search for a better ab workout!


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