Mothers and Exercise Class

Posted by Mattie on Oct 27, 2010 in Womanhood

I am about to complain about another mother, so if that is going to bother you, move on to the next post. I will not be using times, dates, location nor names.

Here goes,

There is this lady in my exercise class and she has been driving me crazy for months! She is older probably 60 with older kids, who are in high school or older. Not that it should make a difference, but her age does.

Here is why…I have had the same “spot” in this class for about 2 years. Position is important as you don’t want to hit some one with your weights and you don’t want to get hit in the head either.

My position is in front of the door. For two reasons; 1) because I like to leave the class early and don’t want to manage through the crowd. And 2) because I don’t want to be in front of a mirror. I find looking at myself in the mirror when I exercise is distracting for many psychological reasons. And, I like to be either in the zone or daydream.

Anyway, this lady cannot keep up to the class. She is always off step, which means that she is about to hit me at any time. Plus she is always between the instructor and me so I keep missing the changes.

She is older so I give her that. But why exactly does she need to position herself so close to me before the class starts, when we all know you need arm and leg room. Sometimes I think she does it on purpose. Doesn’t she understand personal space????

Some people need to be close to people. Well I don’t have those needs. I need to exercise without her limbs in my way. We have had some words but she insists in standing in my shadow. She won’t move.

Now I think that she does it to get my goat. Hence this post. At least, I have had my say and can let it go.

Why not move from my spot? Because I was there first!

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