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Fit Friday: Interracial Marriage Gym Drama Edition




Let me tell you, first off I’ve become such a blogger, because I had a little scene happen at the gym, and my first thought was not: “omg that was some ignorant sh*t” it was more like: “omg I wish this happened before I did that damn interracial marriage post!”

So John set up my account at this gym, right. So everything was under him. They told him that I would just need to come in with my ID and they’d link our accunts and I’d be all set.

I hand the guy (that I’ve never seen before at this gym) my ID, and he looks stuff up, makes puzzled faces at the screen, and then tells me he’s sorry he cant find my husband’s account. I, thinking this is a name issue, and not an idiot issue, tell him, “oh sorry, I’m hyphenated, are you looking up the second last name?”

He clicks away on the computer, again looks confused and then says “Do you know your husband’s name?” while handing me a paper and pen to write it down for him.  (OK, I stand corrected. Maybe this is an idiot issue after all!) I said…”I think I remember it” (with a smile) and wrote it for him.

More waiting.

Then more puzzled faces, and looking up at me all unsure like. He then finally says, I can’t find your husband ma’am. There’s only one person in our records with that name.  That’s when it hit me. And all at once I realized he didn’t think John was my husband! (And then I wished this happened before that old blog post) So I just said “Let me see the record” He turns his screen around, and I said, yes, that’s my husband. See…the address is exactly the same. And just looked at him with a blank stare so he could sit in his stupid.

Of course he avoided eye contact and mumbled something unintelligable like “uhsorrymumblemumblenamemumblemumbleIDmumblemumblehaveagoodworkout” as he finished setting up my account.

Dummy.  John and I had a good laugh at this one. Poor kid. We’re in Jersey City. There are mixed race couples all over this place!


Back to fitness:

Here’s what I’ve learned:

  • The dreadmill aint so bad 🙂
  • Variety really is the spice of my life
  • I will soooo not be in bikini shape by vacation time
  • A 5k is really doable for my daily run, I like just hoppin on the dreaddy, pressing 5k and just goin!
  • My stomach is so weak it’s laughable. It’s embarrassing how de-conditioned it is. 1 crunch and I’m dead

Here’s what I’ve been doing:

  • Running
  • Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 (20 minute workouts cannot be beat!)
  • Jari Love Slim & Lean (1 long workout w/ weights that hits ever body part hard)
  • FitnessBleder workouts! (different ones all the time. I love it!!)
  • Stretching well

Here’s what I want to add:

  • Yoga at least once a week

As for nutrition…….well……um…….have a good weekend!! G’bye!

Just kidding. I’ve been doing well. Having salads with my dinner again, and not snacking. Some days I stick to not eating after 5pm…..but most days I’m eating later than that. #fail. Not having much junk though. I notice myself craving sweet carbs often. Not giving in to them though. Mainly because there are no prepared cookies or anything in the house, any sweet carb I’d actually have to bake myself. And like Sweet Brown, aint nobody got time for that! [editor’s note: OK I got the time, just not the desire]

So that’s where things stand for the past 2 weeks.

How have your fitness/nutrition pursuits been going?

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Monday 15th of April 2013

you are right to laugh about it because in the end it was so silly of him to assume the stereotypical assumption


Friday 12th of April 2013

LIke you said Jersey City has tons of interracial relationships going on. I wouldn't expect that from the area but I think you handled it very well. He obviously felt like shit afterwards because he couldn't make eye contact with you. That'll learn him not to make assumptions anymore.

Onto fitness, sounds like you're doing well. I'm getting there. I started running again back in late February and it feels good to be back! I haven't ran for the past two weeks though so I gotta get back on track this weekend. Nutrition wise, I've drastically cut down on eating meat and I don't have cheese or sweets in the house anymore. That's made a huuuuuge difference. Overall I'm happy with my weight and my stomach is flat again, just want to tone and tighten up some more and then I can just maintain!


Friday 12th of April 2013

Ohhhh WOW!!!! Really I would've wanted him to mistake John for your husband instead of insisting this man could not be your husband!!! You should've schooled him right on the time the proper thing to do is say there is one man under this name, is this your husband...instead of insisting in your mind that this cant be your husband!!! Yes, there are interracial marriages all please dont make this mistake again with someone else!!!! WOW!!! He's an idiot!!!

Tomes Edition

Friday 12th of April 2013

You had me cracking up @"do you know your husbands name" no but seriously....You handled the situation very well...kudos to you


Friday 12th of April 2013

LOL thanks. But seriously, what did he think I'd say? No, sorry, I'm not sure what my husband's name is.


Friday 12th of April 2013

Yeah, Jersey City is crawling with every kind of racial combination on the planet so that guy had some issues! So far I haven't had that happen to me although they think my last name is dash (as in - ) Field. Go fig!


Friday 12th of April 2013

Yeah he was a wacko for sure. LOL I'm gunna refer to you as "-" from now on.

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