Why together? Well, since this is pretty much me ranting and complaining about poor gym etiquette, I figured I should end with something delicious. This is to make you forget that I have pet peeves that are somewhat compulsive and over the top. Please enjoy the 7 deadly sins (as per Isabelle) of gym etiquette.
1- Nudity: I am comfortable with my body. I am not a prude. I shower and change at the gym. I am of the “we have the same bits and pieces” school of thought. BUT, the walking around in the nude for 30 minutes between everyone, talking to everyone and “propping” your leg up on the bench while talking in your birthday suite makes me UNCOMFORTABLE.
2- Lockers: 1 person= 1 locker. This is not your house nor your personal closet, you are not moving in, you are working out, showering and getting on with your life.
3- Saving Equipment: NOT GONNA HAPPEN. This is not 4th grade P.E., this is not recess, your friends will have to find themselves their own treadmill, this is the one I am using, move your towel.
4- Sweat: I sweat like a “lady of the evening” in Church on Sunday….I wipe my sweat off of every piece of equipment I use. If I wanted to deal with your sweat we would be married.
5- Dropping Weights: OK so you are not Arnold Schwarzenegger, this is not Venice Beach, don’t drop the weights on the floor like you are Hulk Hogan. If you have to drop it you shouldn’t be lifting it in the first place.
6- Talking: this one is difficult….I don’t mind talking but some people strike up a conversations with you at the weirdest time: while you are sitting (i.e. relaxing) in the sauna or while you are mid run on the treadmill (trying not to fall off) or while you are lifting weights. I am not being rude if I don’t answer…. I AM WORKING OUT…if you want to have a social conversation, let’s go have a coffee at Starbucks, they love people who stay and talk for hours.
7- Cell phones…especially that blue tooth, ear “thingy”….OMG seriously! For the love of God, I do not need to hear you yapping on your cell phone to your bestie for 1 hour while I am working out. I always have headphones on and I still hear you over my music. Also talking being people’s back while you are pretending to be working out is tacky. I don’t want to hear you and by the way YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL!
Back to what is far more interesting…and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening to my complaints. I feel better.
I found this AMAZING recipe on Cookies and Cups Blog, please go check out her delicious blog: Cookies and Cups
Reese’s Peanut Butter Bread
3 very ripe bananas, mashed (I keep my “unwanted” bananas in my freezer, please see: Good Old Banana Bread )
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz bag of Reese’s Mini cups
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease your loaf pan with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a large bowl stir together your bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy. Fold in your Reese’s Mini cups and spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Serve and hide a piece for later, I am not kidding….you’ll see why! Then you’ll thank me for telling you to do so.
Printer friendly: Reese’s Peanut Butter Bread
Peace and Etiquette,
p.s. Again: thank you for letting me vent…I hope I didn’t offend anyone…if I did, I am sorry….this is just my experience with etiquette…everyone has their own!