Be Smart, Be Safe

I recently changed gyms. You may recall that I was less than enthusiastic about the gym that I had chosen after the one I belonged to for years changed hands. Once I realized that months (plural) had passed between visits I decided it was time to make a change!  I concluded that I should just bite the bullet and shell out a little more mullah for a better facility. You get what you pay for right? Now I have the luxury of a gym with a pool…Yay!

Anytime you join a gym you will most likely receive a couple of complimentary sessions with a personal trainer. Last week I had my second session working with the very nice man who was trying to kill me.


I had actually worked with this dude a couple of years ago so it was in reality my fourth session with him. The dude is the senior trainer at the facility, Score! We spent time discussing technique and proper form. One thing that I have going for me is that I can interpret directions into actions. “Place your feet like such, pivot at the waist, lift your back heel slightly, turn your shoulders forward, square your hips, etc, etc, etc….” I can do that!

Near the end of the session the dude looked away briefly then very quietly said, “Look in the mirror, do you see what’s going on in the back of the room? That’s scary stuff!”. It was scary! I watched as a young, new trainer stood by as his client, a man a little older than me I imagine, swung a heavy kettle bell over his head, back and forth with no stopping, YIKES!


Kettle Bells
These bells do not ring!

The client was obviously losing balance and trying to correct his stance while continuing to swing the bell. Folks, this is not safe! If you are not in complete control of what you are doing then you are risking injury! In this scenario it was the young trainer who was risking injury not only to his client but also to himself, the mirrors, the windows, and anyone within a ten foot radius. Guys, if it doesn’t feel safe then it probably isn’t.  Challenge your trainer and ASK!  You are trying to improve your health not risk it, be careful!  If you are not confident with your trainer then switch, you are responsible for you! Okay, hopping off my soapbox now.

I went to the Dentist this week and got an A+ whoo hoo!

I save these for travel.

My dentist recently changed from Oral B brand to Colgate, this makes me sad. The Colgate brush feels like it is falling apart when I brush. Now I go buy my own Oral B brush and save the Colgate for when I travel.

Yesterday when I pulled the mail out of the box the flag fell apart and hit the ground!

Couldn’t have picked a warm sunny day to mess with me?!

Naturally it was raining at the time.  No worries, I was able to rebuild.

I am currently working on this puzzle.

I know, the excitement level is off the charts!

Am I the only person left who still enjoys a good jigsaw puzzle?  You never hear anyone talk about them. I like the 1000 piece puzzles, that’s my jam! Of course when I spread everything out on the dining table I wasn’t thinking about Easter. We don’t really celebrate but it was a good excuse to get everyone together. Fortunately we managed to balance our meals on our knees so no pieces were harmed!

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