Monday at the gym there were only two of us in our class and Jim had us work…and work….and work our arms. Here I thought I was doing great at Jim’s Gym but no, I was so sore from that workout. So when Wednesday rolled around and we had to do some more arm exercises along with other things, it was brutal. I admit that I was lame. No, I did not rock my workout.
But to make matters worse, Jim is working on a new nickname for me. I’m no longer the slowest in the class so along with “Speedy,” he feels the need to add to my name. “Grandma” has been tossed around a few times. I’m so sure, Jim! I do not act like a grandma just because I don’t tap the floor with the medicine ball on that sit and twist exercise.
But like I said, on Wednesday I did not rock my workout. I used only an 8 pound weight for the tricep behind the head things and had to take breaks during the dips and curls. I was not at my best, that’s for sure. So Jim started working on a new nickname and came up with this:
“I’m going to start calling you ‘Speedy Two Inches Hall’ because you’re only moving the weights two inches instead of 90 degrees! It doesn’t roll off the tongue easily so I’ll have to think about it – but something along those lines.”
You’re right, Jim. It doesn’t roll off the tongue so give it up. And in the process I will choose to ignore the fact that whenever someone else didn’t bend their arms 90-degrees that you said, “You’re doing it the Kolette way. You gotta go more than two inches!”
Yes, I do know that bending my arms 90-degrees is my goal instead of two inches that you claim I was moving. And yes, I do know what a 90-degree angle is. You even asked Ken, a contractor in our class, to bring in one of his big square rulers to demonstrate a 90-degree angle to those who haven’t passed fifth grade math. Seriously, we know what a 90-degree angle is, Jim.
So my final plea goes out to Ken. Don’t do it! Leave the ruler and Jim’s thoughts of annoying us even more at home! We’re counting on you!
One thing is for sure though, I actually feel some muscles in my arms these days. I must be doing something right.