Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Keeping It Real, Or Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

I decided I should put my money where my mouth is and actually follow my own advice. I preach about taking photos of your everyday life and surroundings, so I decided to take and post some photos of my gym... I know some of you can't afford to join an amazing gym like mine, but I assure you my monthly fees are a steal.


I worked out yesterday on the treadmill. This treadmill was generously donated to the gym by my parents. It was just gathering dust in their garage.


Here is my personal trainer. She works cheap, doesn't gripe at me, and is very precise. And I admire her sexy curves. My Omron Digital Pocket Pedometer keeps me honest... Oh, I really didn't go 14,000 steps yesterday morning, I set the the time incorrectly and those include some of yesterday's steps. I am shooting for 10,000 steps a day.


My gym has the finest daycare. The boys love it. However, for some reason when I pick them up they are always filthy. I need to talk to someone about this.


It gets pretty hot during the summer here, but luckily my gym has a great cooling system.


Yes, I have a few admirers who stare at my posterior as I walk on my treadmill. I have asked them numerous times to stop staring at me, but they don't seem to care. (Bambi and his friend were already going to my gym long before I started, and I didn't have the heart to ask the owners to make them go...)


Oh, my treadmill needs some fine-tuning. Luckily the maintenance crew is always around and ready to help.


This fine young gentleman is testing the treadmill's slope and speed. He assures me it is up to specs.


Wait, maybe one more test.

This is me, after walking on that darn treadmill. My poor feet were worn right off. ;-)

All images editing in LightRoom and then cropped/rounded in Photoshop.

35 comments:

  1. Loved today's post! It started my day with a smile.

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  2. Adorable "real life" pictures. :)

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  3. I laughed loud, then realized I'm at work...great post, thanks for the lift!

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  4. Wonderfully done!!! :) I love it!

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  5. I love your gym, especially the cute helpers!

    I'm trying to get off high center (maybe I should say low center since everything's creeping down!!!) and make it to the gym five days each week.

    So far -- one week completed and off to week two!

    Enjoyed your fun post!!!!

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  6. So nice to see you posting about you!

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  7. What a *stinkin* cute post! I love your maintenance man!

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  8. Great post! Your gym looks awesome LOL. I've started with the working out thing lately too. Hopefully we can keep it up!

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  9. That was wonderful, I really needed a smile and you gave me one.

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  10. Adorable post!!!

    At the beginning, I was wondering what folks thought of you at the gym with your trusty DSLR! Ha! Can you imagine?! :)

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  11. LOVE this post!! Made me smile ;) You are one lucky lady to have a gym like that. Especially with those maintenance men...they are cuties!!

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  12. hahahaha!!!! You made me laughing out loud with that last picture!! Cute, cute, cute!!!

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  13. Sipping coffee and reading your post, instant smile, and the last image almost made me lose a mouthful of coffee. LOL!

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  14. haha very funny.
    love your maintenance crew!

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  15. Loving today's post. I laughed the whole way through it.

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  16. You are such a laugh. I only discovered your site yesterday and I'm already hooked. I spent all day downloading. My husband came home and said what have you done all day? I said 'have fun'.

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  17. Great photographic story with cute subjects.

    I use your actions on my images and they are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  18. Very clever post! I see we go to the same gym. :)

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  19. Looks like you and I belong to the same gym and have the same maintenance crew. Great photo essay! I need to remember to do little things like that. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. I love it! Real life with kids is always interesting.

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  21. ha ha ha ha, hilarious. mainly bc I've got the same kind of gym goin' on at my house!

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  22. That's hilarious! Very creative post!

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  23. I have an award for you, thank you for all that you do!

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  24. Way too awesome!! Love your description :) Thanks for the laugh!!

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  25. I love it. this was a great pick me up. I love your gym!

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  26. Rita, you are so funny! BTW, nice bucks/admirers on the wall! We are avid hunters too!

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  27. Definitely one of your best posts ever...gotta love it!

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  28. I love this post! This is awesome and you have a great sense of humor! P.S. Thanks for all the free photog stuff you are amazing!

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  29. Loved this Rita! Very creative and made me smile :)

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