While some struggle to the end, others give up easy...
Yesterday I asked my one of my Chinese friends, A, is we could meet up and do some work together.
-No sorry, I have some other important plans.
Fine, no problems. So I went to the gym instead and started off by almost killing myself with a 6 km race-run at the treadmill (It’s too hot now for me to stay on the treadmill for a whole hour, so instead I try to do the best I can within 30 minutes. For some reason I always tend to lose my self control after 10 minutes, when a hectic adding of incline/speed starts, which always results in me almost falling off the machine at the end of each run… but well, what can I say? At least I get a good workout out of it?!). During my 2 minutes of cool down, I suddenly heard someone yell:
It was my friend, A, looking like sporty spice herself in a pair of Adidas pants and a cool, Nike sport top that she kept pulling up in order to show off more of her flat belly.
-Oh hi, here to run too? I asked. ("Important plans")
-Yeah… wow. Look at you! You really work out seriously!
-Just a 30-minute run, I said. What are you doing?
-Some running, maybe some weights.
-OK, well I will go and do some weights… I said and got off the treadmill. I guess I see you later at the machines.
10 minutes later I was training my legs when A approach me.
-Oh my gosh. You are like… really serious about this?! she said when she saw me.
-Eh… well… it’s a gym. So I come here to work out.
-But why? You are not fat?
-Well, neither are you, but you still train, right? What are you doing now?
-I am done.
-Yeah, well I did some running… I am tired now.
-Now I am going to have a long shower to cool off.
….and that was it. All the fancy gym clothes can only take you so far. You also need to put in a little bit of effort, but well, maybe next time. Although I bet that according to her… why should she, she’s not ‘fat’ after all?
(I am personally impressed that someone actually takes time off to go to the gym and run for just 10 minutes, and calls it 'important plans').