BFF and I were attacked by cicada's afterwards, so at least we weren't bored while waiting for the movie. One flew in my hair. And I shrieked. Just like a girl. Ugh.
This week, we bought Mr. D a membership to the gym. We had a chance to go together once this week (won't happen often with the kid), and it was nice. He used an elliptical for the first time, and it was hysterical watching him try to figure it out! He got a chance to laugh at me, too, so I don't feel that bad. I've had my membership almost a year now, and have never used any of the weights. I want to, I just have no clue what to use and not sure if the staff at our gym would be much help. Mr. D worked at the gym on his college campus, so he took me around and showed me how to use a few.
First, can I say how weird it felt to be the only girl over there??? At our gym, there's 2 sections with weights. One is just machines, and the other is mostly free weights where all the meatheads hang out and grunt (is grunting a requirement to use that side of the gym?). I rarely see girls over in the meathead section. So of course, that's where Mr. D took me. And laughed because I couldn't reach the pulley things. He stopped laughing when I used 70lbs on the rowing machine. He said that was good for a girl, but I have absolutely no comparison so he may have just been trying to redeem himself ;)
I liked using the weights, and want to start adding that in a lot more. I've used my 5lb dumbbells, but that's not the same. It takes a LOT of use for those to make my muscles sore. Just 25 minutes using weights with Mr. D and I'm still sore 2 days later. I don't like being sore the next day, but at least I know I didn't waste my time.
So, if anyone has a weight lifting program they really like, I definitely need suggestions! Ideally, I want to be so physically intimidating that cicada's will fly away screaming. That's my only requirement after last night. *shudder*
Off to the pool with Chris now, will catch up on blogs later tonight :))