Only one 'soon-to-be-a-bride' in this photo! I think we can all guess who?!
I haven’t been to the gym for ages, and ages… the reasons are many: visit from my sister, knee pain (although that’s a lame one!), sore throat (really!) and then this week has been all about morning runs and working late, but yesterday I decided to make it out there.
My favorite trainer friends greeted me, all eying me up and down, asking me what I’ve been up to (although no one said I looked ‘fat’ –which is an improvement! Normally when I make a gym-comeback the trainers take turn in telling me that I look all chubby and round. The only thing I was asked this time was if I had grown taller? “Ehhh, not what I know of, although I don’t really measure myself nowadays?!”), before one of them said:
-So you are getting married?
-Well I saw you last week with the bride in that bride’s shop. And then you guys were walking on the street…
-Ehhh yeah, we were doing a photo shoot.
-Yeah, so you are getting married!
-Eh, no no. My sister –the girl who was in the dress!!!- is getting married. Not me.
-Oh, so no shoot for you?
-No shoot for me.
We were quiet for a moment (And was it only me or did everyone look kind of disappointed at the fact that I wasn’t getting married?!) before I said:
-But like… when you saw me, wasn’t I then in my normal clothes?!
-So why would I get married? Just because I was standing next to a girl in a bride’s dress?
-I don’t know. But we all thought so…
(Simultaneous nodding and 'mmmmm' mumbling from the group).
Geez, OK lads. Hold your horses. Glad I made it back to the gym sooner rather than later to sort out this untrue Jonna-is-getting-married-rumor.
Also, an important lesson to be learned from this experience: Better make sure never to gym with a bloated stomach. If them seeing me next to a ‘bride’ make them believe that I am about to get hitched then seeing me with a bit of a belly must send instant ‘Jonna-is-preggers’-ideas to their heads. So note to self here: never gym with bloated belly. Never, never, never.