|Educated Hood Chicks||
For those of you who really know me, you know that I am no fan to change. I've had
the same cell phone number and been with Sprint for 15 years because I'm no good
at change. This dislike for change is what led me back to the Hilltop YMCA.
After I had Marcus (15), I became a member, and continued to be a member until
he was about 7 or 8. Then it got to be too expensive ($54 a month), so I
started working out at my parents' house. My dad has a really good treadmill
and bike. Just recently about three months ago, I decided I was ready to get
back into the gym, so I went back to the YMCA now $81 a month. I haven't gone
as much as I would like, but have made a conscious effort to really be
consistent in going. That being said.
I'm there this morning, a...fter the most hectic hour of my day, (getting the kids
ready and taking them to school). I had my ear phones on and was feeling some
old "Amerie," this was the CD that came out around the time Bobby and I first
started dating, it was bringing back some great memories, so you know I was in
there feeling it. I might have been singing a little, but not more than a
loud whisper. The guy working there comes to me and taps me on my shoulder,
mind you I'm on the treadmill and he surprised me. He says, "can you lower it
down a little?" I said, "Me? oh my gosh, I thought I was lip syncing," honestly
I didn't know I was that loud and I apologized. But what I didn't like is what
he said next. "No, I can hear you all the way in my office, and everyone else
in hear can hear you too." "Excuese me?" is what I was thinking to myself.
Mind you, most people were wearing ear phones, the other people were elderly, so
I get it, maybe I was too loud, but his smart "alec" comment wasn't necessary.
But it got me thinking. Maybe it's time for a change. I'm only 35 years
"young," do I really want to work out in a "senior citizen" atmosphere?
Additionally, do I want to continue pay a whopping $81 dollars a month to have
another employee put a damper on the only 35 min to an hour of peace and a
relief from stress that I have? I'm really considering changing gyms, and it's
kind of a shame, I have such fond memories of that YMCA when my older kids were
young, but everything changes. YMCA certainly has in the 7 years I was gone.
So maybe it's time for me to change too.
I am a wife, mother of seven and a lawyer. The life I live is a crazy one, but I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world. I hope what I share can be an inspiration to others, but I will settle for it just giving someone a good laugh!