I Was Selfish

Today I was selfish at the gym.

You see, the Dr. Oz show was on and Diane and Lori were both going to be on there. I don’t have a television and searched all over the web to find out where it might be shown later, but to no avail. So, I decided I would go to the gym and use the elliptical for the entire hour and watch the show there. The cardio machines at the gym on base all have little t.v.s with cable on them. I can do the elliptical forever when I’m watching something…but I digress.

So, I went and watched the show. I got there a few minutes early, so I actually started working out before the show and then continued on for the duration, totaling 75 minutes on the elliptical.
This is a big deal because there is a 30-minute limit on the cardio machines. I’ve never abused this rule, so I decided it would be okay just this one time.
I didn’t feel bad until this guy came up, looked around for an empty machine and then ended up standing behind me while I was still only at 38 minutes on the elliptical. There was 15 minutes left in the show…
I was determined to finish watching it while I worked out, but I’m telling you the guilt from using the machine over the 30-minute limit almost took over. I was inches/seconds away from explaining to the guy that I would give up the machine when the show was over, but my friend…Diane from Fit to the Finish was on it and I just HAD to see it all the way through to the end.
Don’t worry, I didn’t do that, even though he waited for 15 minutes and ended up on the machine next to me… (Yes, my husband is also relieved I didn’t embarrass myself.)
It was great to see the show and see Diane and Lori on there. Once again I felt that glimmer of hope grow a little brighter seeing all those people who had traveled their own weight loss journeys and came out successful. I am not finished yet!
And next time, I’ll try and switch to the treadmill during a commercial so I won’t have to feel so guilty for being selfish with an elliptical machine with cable t.v. ~ 😀

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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4 Responses to I Was Selfish

  1. LOL – Oh, that's funny.

    I watched it, too. She did great, didn't she!


  2. Larkspur says:

    I was working– have to find a youtube copy! Good for you, Leah!


  3. Lori says:

    That's so funny! Diane looked so calm and composed, didn't she?


  4. How funny Leah! I think it's okay to be selfish every once in a while!


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