Friday, February 14, 2014

I'm Telling You About My Gym Bag

I use a retro '70s era gym bag.
Contemporary gym bags might be more ergonomic and better designed but look at the locker I use:
My shoes don't even fit in there side by side if I don't flip one around, toe to heel, to optimize space. I wonder if the men's lockers are wider? I'm on the larger side for a woman but most men are bigger than I am.

I am LOVING going to the gym. I work with a trainer once a week and she KICKS MY ASS. It feels great. I feel euphoric after wearing myself the hell out. I can barely walk (carrying the ten tons of crap I haul around - sweaty gym clothes weigh more too) to the T afterwards but I feel FANTASTIC.

One of my favorite things is being able to shower at work. They have clean towels there you can use. I don't know how I'd fit a towel in that gym bag along with my other stuff. 

I've never been athletic and was completely unfamiliar with the ins and outs of gym-going and locker room etiquette. I'm feeling less self-conscious now. I go to the sleepy, old locker room where you'll maybe see two other people at a time. There I can be dorky in peace and figure out how to manage at my own pace.

I'm still not sure about nudity though. After art school nudity isn't a big deal to me. So many naked people in art school.  I'd never sit on anything without pants on of course, but standing without clothes in the women's locker room doesn't bother me. I guess some people get weirded-out by ever seeing someone else naked outside the bedroom. Hell, we all have bodies, people.

Why am I telling you this? Maybe I shouldn't. I have a cold today and I'm kind of out of it.