Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a great day so far! As I was thinking about what to write for my post today, first thing that came to mind was my workout and how I felt distracted during the class…distracted in the sense of someone chit chatting away next to you and they’re clearly not getting the picture that you don’t want to talk. Granted, I have my easy workout days in which I really enjoy talking with a friend while on the cardio machine to make the minutes go by…but twice this week I’ve been sidelined with the chit chatters while working out.
Case in point, this morning I took a spin class with an instructor who I’m friends with and I really respect and enjoy her class. Well, a gym acquaintance of mine who I hadn’t seen in awhile decided to bike next to me and wanted to talk about Match.com, the weather, and the Real Housewives of Orange County (specifically Alexis)…um, what??!! I didn’t want to be rude to her so I would just look over and smile here and there, but I also felt very rude towards the instructor. I apologized after class for the chit chatting and she was fine about it and understood, but I just find talking in a group exercise class to be bad gym etiquette. And as a former spin instructor myself, I know how distracting, embarrassing, and uncomfortable it can feel for people to talk in class while you’re instructing.
I’m curious to know what your opinion is? Do you think talking in group exercise classes is bad gym etiquette? Or am I just being uptight? 😉
Ok, ranting over! I was in a rush this morning so I made my old standby and all time favorite breakfast this summer…smoothieeee!
Side note: Have you ever eaten a smoothie with a spoon?! Add xanthan gum and a frozen banana, and you got yourself a super duper thick, milkshake consistency smoothie to be eaten by the spoonful, try it!
1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 frozen banana
1 tsp. xanthan gum
2 big handfuls spinach
Handful Peanut Butter puffins mixed in
Those 2 huge handfuls of spinach definitely made this one a lil too much on the green side…it was a bit grassy for my liking but at least I got my greens in! 😉