Thursday, July 9, 2009

If my ears weren't attached to my head ...

I went to the gym on Monday. After the gym, I bought groceries. Since my gym is in a grocery store, this was not difficult (except for the fact that I was really hungry).

I didn't go to the gym on Tuesday. No real reason, it just hasn't been a part of my routine since I had Sparks on Tuesdays, and I start boxing on Tuesdays next week, so I just didn't make the effort to go.

Yesterday I went back to the gym. I got changed, tied my hair back, reached in my bag for my lock ... stopped, opened the zipper further and searched for my lock, took everything out of the bag, and finally reached the conclusion that my lock was gone. The most likely scenario is that I left it at the gym on Monday.

I was at the same gym location, so I asked at the front desk if anyone had turned in a lock. No luck.

I left my locker unlocked, since I had nothing much in it, and went to my class.

After the class, I sat down on the floor and went through the entire lost and found box. There were probably 20 locks there, but none was mine.

I have temporarily solved the problem by moving my boxing lock into my gym bag. This will work well all the way through next Monday. Tuesday, however, it will fall apart.

Looks like I need to buy a new lock.


  1. I've had to change my workout schedule. I used to be able to come home and shower, but now I take care of that at the gym and then go to work.

    I'm trying so hard to remember everything I need each day, but today I found that I was missing something to pull my hair back :-(

    I'm putting some elastic bands in the gym bag tonight so they'll be there next time I need them!

  2. I remember having that problem--especially since I used to have to take a client to work out at an old job of mine. These days I am at the Gym of Wii Fit/Take Pretzel for a walk so it doesn't happen.

  3. I have bought so many locks for gym lockers...I solved that by quitting the gym.

    However, a gym + grocery shop sounds like an a fantastic money making scheme. Since I've been volunteering on Fridays I've been grocery shopping starving hungry...and even though I know I will make poor decisions, I do it every week.

  4. Kathy, I've considered going to the gym before work, but it seems logistically difficult for that reason - going after work is OK, since I've already been dressed for work, but before work it becomes a problem if I've forgotten something. Also, I'd have to get up earlier, and that's apparently quite difficult.

    Jackie, how do you like the Wii fit? A wii is still on my wish list, but it probably won't happen until the fall.

    Sydney, believe me, Goodlife knows what they are doing putting their women's only gyms in grocery stores. This time I promised myself a bottle of chocolate milk (which is good after a workout), and thus I was able to resist everything else that looked good.