Friday, May 16, 2008
The Fragrance of Love at the Gym
Top reasons I wish I could get over myself and talk to the cute guy at my gym:
I’m convinced we already have something in common: We like to work out. In fact, now that I fearlessly walk into gym man-land (commonly called free weights zone), he and I have more in common…now if only he and I could talk.
I’m not sure, but I think he’s checking me out sometimes. The reverse of that is he might be wondering why my strength exercise form (still working on doing the “dead man” lift correctly) is still a bit sloppy.
I could return my focus back to proper exercise form and listening to inspiring music on my MP3. Great songs such as, “Don’t stop Believin” by Journey or “Blame it on the Rain” by Milli Vanilli deserve my full attention. Oh wait, I reckon Milli Vanilli didn’t “actually” sing that song...oh well…you know what I mean.
So I can stop thinking of him as the 'gym guy'. If we ever get around to introductions and I learn his real name, I probably mistakenly call him 'gym guy' because that's been his name in my head for way to long.
I’ve seen the other girls checking him out, but he doesn’t seem to notice them. When I come in, I see the subtle look he gives me…of course, he could have something in his eye…or he could be looking at me…or he could like me…or he could like me not…dag-nabit!
I might actually have more than 2 dates this year. Honestly, what does it take to get a guy to ask you out…and I’m not talking about those guys with their tongues out looking you over as if you are the freshest piece of fried chicken in the KFC bucket…eeeewwwww
I can wear my Steve Madden heals and not feel so self conscious when I'm standing next to my man. See, gym guy is tall. And since I’m a tall lady, I will not have to tower over him or when we slow dance, he won’t try to rest his head on my breasts.
He could be fun. He might like to dance, go karaoke, dramatically act out parts of the bible and do other activities with me.
He behaves like a grown man. I’m over being in like with 27 year old guys who act like 5th graders. You know who I'm talking about...those guys who treat you like a girlfriend, but has never asked you out. Those guys who want to spend time with you and tell you all their problems, but for some reason asks out girls that have no interest in the "real" them. I decided last year I was done with these fake boyfriends. I want a real Man-friend. I get the feeling that gym guy is a MAN. Like he's not afraid of hard work...Yep, gym guy seems fly and that’s what a sistah wants these days…
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'dramatically acting out scenes from the Bible'.I LOLed at your last two points. SO TRUE! I'm tired of being in the friend zone. Screw it!
I was listening to my Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack this weekend which included a commencement speech. The best part was 'do something that scares you every day'. I think you should go for it. BUT- full disclosure: I'd never be able to do it. But you're braver than me. PROVE ME RIGHT. ;)
I know I should do something, but what if he really hasn't been checking me out...then there will be painful horrible dread everytime I go to the gym...but on the other hand I've always been a little bit brave...thanks for the encouragement tina!
I THINK... in order to spark a conversation without having to worry you were reading him incorrectly, you could ask him for assistance with your dead man lift. You could say, "I noticed you looking at me a few times and I was wondering if it was because my dead man lift form is all wrong. Could you show me the correct way to do it?" Then if he was checking you out, he might say, "Well, I wasn't looking at your lift form, but actually your pretty face." Or if he wasn't checking you out, you'd get instruction for the proper dead man lift and you won't have to worry about dreading to go into the gym after that. How's that sound? :)
BTW, real men aren't scared to approach women (unlike boys), but sometimes they just need to know you might be interested. It is a gym and he might have thought about how often women get hit on at the gym and might think you probably just want to work out and be left alone. So be brave and approach him. You're gorgeous girl and any man would be blessed to have you as his 'woman'. Love you!
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