no lunks allowed

Yesterday I went to the gym. I don't do so well there, but I was getting tired of wasting $10 a month and the nightmares about turning into Kim K on my backside were starting to scare me.

I work out at Planet Fitness and there's signs everywhere that say "no lunks allowed." A lunch is apparently a huge dude in a tank top that grunts and slams weights down. I saw quite a few of those idiots, so I think they need to find a new gym.

Three years ago I did the couch to 5K program so I could run the Race for the Cure. And also so I could look the prettiest on spring break. Now excuse me while I mourn the fact that my last SB was three years ago.

I've tried to start it back up again countless times, but was never motivated. Yep, even before my wedding I couldn't find the motivation. I stuck to the bar workout for that one - that is KILLER.

I figured that it would be the same yesterday. I would quit halfway through the "run" like I had been doing for the last three years. 

Except I didn't - I completed the whole 30 minute workout. I was shocked! How did my motivation change? Well, I don't think it did. My workout music changed.

See, for the past three years I didn't have Justin Timberlake to get me going. The 20/20 Experience is probably the best thing that's ever happened to me, workout wise. You do your thing, JT. It's helping me do mine.

Back to yesterday. I get on the treadmill to start my workout and I'm feeling great thanks to mr. sexy back. Then I make the mistake of looking to my left.


Do you see what I see? Yes, that is a million boxes of Papa John's Pizza. It's a miracle that I made it to the end of my workout! And an even bigger one that I walked out of the gym pizza free. I marched my sore little self home and baked some chicken and roasted some veggies. Take that free pizza!

But seriously, the gym was insanely packed (can't really say more than ever because it's my first time there since I signed up in January...) and I know that most of the people were there for pizza. In fact, they would finish their workout, grab some pizza and go sit down to eat it. 

UHHH HELLO - kind of not the point of working out. Maybe they should give free powerade once a month or something. JUST NOT PIZZA. STOP TEMPTING ME YOU JERKS.

28 comments:

  1. That's how I feel.. I pay money for my gym every month.. And don't go! Your post is motovation for me to start going to the gym!
    Thanks!

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  2. Free pizza at the gym is the worst idea ever, but I totally would have eaten some, which is why I avoid the gym.

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  3. the gyms got it figure out, keeps the income rolling in. spend a few bucks in pizza, get people to feel bad they ate it, sign up for another month! props to your skipping your 'free' piece

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  4. that is just cruel. Kudos to you and your resistance. I don't think I could have turned down a free slice or six..

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  5. Why in the world would they be giving out pizza? Further more, who would want to smell pizza when they are working out? Just straight up mean! You go on your resistance!

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  6. hahahaa first lunks second pizza at the gym? do i need to go to this gym?!

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  7. I used to go to Planet Fitness and I was always so confused as to why, of all things, they would offer free pizza to their customers. Doesn't that completely defeat the purpose of going in the first place?!

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  8. Yes! I have heard of this before at Lifetime Fitness! It is crazy pants to me that they give away free pizza at the gym. I mean come on! I used to work out at the YMCA and they had a snack bar that was always baking cookies so the whole place smelled like fresh baked cookies. So cruel.

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  9. I never understood free pizza at the gym?! Do they just want you to feel bad about yourself so you come back to the gym more?

    Snaps to you for resisting though! I don't think I'd have that kind of self control.

    Life as I Pretend to Know It

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  10. Why would a gym give away Pizza!? Maybe that is what my gym needs to do to keep our members, everyone is leaving for PF!
    Good job resisting the Pizza! I always pig out way too much after workouts.

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  11. Great job resisting the pizza!!! That's just weird they were giving it away. I think music can really really help with workouts! Having a great song in my head is a great distraction. I really need to get JT's CD - I've only heard great things about it!

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  12. Nice job saying no to the pizza, papa johns is my FAV! ;) and I worked out on the same tredmill last night...so proud of myself!! :) and especially YOU missy. Such a great job.

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  13. I'm about to adopt the couch to 5k program because I've been extremely unmotivated and have 2 5Ks coming up, talk about craziness!! And I'm right there with ya, haven't had spring break since college. Grrr!!
    Adrienne

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  14. The same thing happened to me one time relating to the pizza. The "trainers" at my gym would always go out and grab lunch at various times throughout the day. One day, there were stacks of pizza boxes in the office, and you could smell the pizza all over the gym. I was between really hungry and really nauseous (once the smell started mixing with all of the other gym odors)! :)

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  15. That's cruel that they would bring in pizza! Nice, but very cruel.

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  16. Maybe they are saying you can have pizza if you work out...? I have no idea. That seems counter productive to me. I am massively impressed that you can do 30 minutes at a run. I'm *slowly* making my way through a couch to 5k program. It might be killing me (ok, it's not, but why I decided I wanted to run a 5k when I hate running is beyond me...).

    Miss you, friend! Kait and Andre trip to Norman? I think yes.

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  17. Way to go girl!! 30 minutes on the treadmill? You are awesome, I usually get bored after 1 minute! And good for you for saying no to pizza!

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  18. Papa John's Pizza at the Gym?? That is so wrong. It makes no sense whatsoever! But hey, when you think about it what better way to entice those who might have the bad habits and need to exercise?? I've seen the staff smuggling in a box for lunch or whatever and it's hard for me to even see that while I'm sweating on the elliptical. Running for 30 is great. I do one hour on the elliptical but that's diff then running.

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  19. Apparently my thought process is to have the lunks run my work out (I do crossfit) and then curse their name everytime they tell me to do it again. :)

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  20. Pizza at the gym?! That's crazy! I've heard the Planet Fitness commercials about lunks and I've always wondered what a lunk was! Now I know!

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  21. Pizza at a gym is not cool. I mean, it would be cool if people didn't go to the gym to lose the pizza weight. That is just asking people to use too much self control. :)

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  22. Was this an April fools joke that your gym was playing on you? What the heck!

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  23. HA oh my that is hilarious. Talk about mean! I remember when my old gym was next to a Dairy Queen and some kids would sit in front of the windows of the gym and eat their ice cream in front of those running on the treadmills. It made me run faster just pretending that if I did...I just might be able to smack them...

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  24. That makes no sense that they have pizza at the gym! I really need to start going. I have a gym at my apartment complex but have never used it... oops.

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  25. No way...they were giving out pizza at the gym?? pahahaha, hilarious.

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  26. oh my goodness! My favorite part of our gym is that it is kind of out there by itself, so there are no tempting restaurants or snack places around to lure me with their amazing smells following a good workout (because let's be honest, I have NO will power against food).

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  27. Free pizza at the gym?! What on earth! How rude! I'm quite impressed you walked out of there sans pizza. That's a temptation I can't usually stand up to.

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  28. GOOO you!!! I would have such a hard time saying no to a free pizza, ha!

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