Thoughts in the Weight Room

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been working out – like a lot. And about 95% of the time it’s in the weight room which is a place I’m still getting more confident in. I thought it might be fun to talk about different thoughts I’ve had as woman, newbie-ish weightlifter who is also mega boy crazy at the gym in the morning. (This is pretty much what happened on Tuesday morning.) Don’t worry, though. Even though my mind is all over the place, I still kicked bootay on my workout. 🙂

— It’s busy for 6 a.m. today.

— Why is someone ALWAYS on the smith machine?

— Why hasn’t my pre-workout kicked in yet?

*Looks in the mirror* Is that REALLY what I look like today?

— Okay … what the hell is a cable upright row *pulls up Google* I KNEW THAT

— Why is this gym so freezing?

… Then, after one set of cable upright rows 
— WHY am I wearing this sweat shirt? It’s so hot! Get it offffffff.


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— Why do my ears itch?

— Ooooh, I like this song! *dances* Shit, did anyone see me dancing?

— I forgot to check-in here … have to do that otherwise it doesn’t count. And who doesn’t want to be Mayor of the gym on Swarm? Not that anyone even uses Swarm …

— Oh, hey … the cute personal trainer guy is here. Let’s just not look at him. Ever. Wouldn’t want him to know you’re interested.

— How about you stop daydreaming about personal trainer guy and actually do your damn tricep pressdowns, Jessie?

— Why is that guy looking at me? I don’t want you to look at me. Stop looking at me.

— Jokes, he’s looking at himself in the mirror.

— Nopppppe, 20# weights aren’t going to happen anymore.

— I hate tricep extensions …

— OH WAIT. Is that a VISIBLE tricep muscle?? I LOVE TRICEP EXTENSIONS.

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— Is that girl ever going to get off the smith machine or is she just going to use it to take selfies all morning?

— Fine, I’ll do regular shoulder presses since she won’t get off the damn machine.

— WHOA, I need to do shoulder presses more often! Look at my muscles! What are those??

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— Annnnnnd, now she’s done with the smith machine. Well, I don’t want it anymore! She better not take the cable machine thingy.

— Oh hey, who is THAT guy? Is he a Packer player? He looks like he works out a lot. And he’s new, I’ve never seen him here. He can look at me, he’s cute.



— Where the hell can I find a “band”. I need to do 100 reps of something with a band and I can’t find the band … guess I can’t do that anymore … shit, never mind. Found the band.

— I have time – let’s do 12-minutes of HIIT on the treadmill. UGH.

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— Whyyyyy are my pants falling off? I wore the wrong pants to do treadmill work. Gotta go on the stair master.

— Nope, New Cute Guy is doing lunges in front of the treadmills – home girl is going to have to run while holding up her pants.

*Sees myself in the mirror again* HAS MY HAIR LOOKED LIKE THAT THE WHOLE TIME?

— My arms feel like they’re going to fall off.

— Time to go stretch … everything hurts …

— Why does “Pony” always come on when I’m stretching?


— Oh, he’s looking at me because he knows me because I work the front desk. Shit. Smile. Stop being a bitch, he’s nice.

— Is this pre-workout ever going to wear off or am I going to be buzzing around like a hummingbird at work?

— Shower. Get dressed. Yep, pre-workout is gone. Time for some Starbucks.

Gym Meme

Do you have anything to add in to my list? 🙂


  1. Janel says:

    This made me laugh so hard! I think I went through all of these thoughts during my workout this morning most importantly WHY DOES EVERY GUY SAY HI TO ME EXCEPT THE CUTE ONE THAT I’VE BEEN EYEING FOR LIKE FOUR WEEKS NOW. I feel you girl! It’s 0-60.
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  2. Liz says:

    You think THAT MUCH?! Haha. My thoughts are usually like, “Wow, I feel like I’m dying.” “My back is really hurting.” “I wish I could breathe.” Stuff like that. I try to just pretend there are no other people AT ALL in the gym, except that has become a lot harder since pregnant because now that I’m huge, I notice that EVERYBODY looks at me. Like, everybody. And I will even overhear people making comments (never anything bad- but still) and it’s hard to pretend they can’ see me…
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    • Jessie says:

      Girl… if you could have a minute in my brain, you would be exhausted. It’s ALWAYS GOING. 😉 And everyone looking at you is probably like DAMN that woman is STRONG. I know that’s what I would be thinking!

  3. Megan says:

    This is great! I laughed so much at all of these. The gym I normally go to has two different weight areas–one for the buff meathead guys who like to take all of the weights & cable machines and then another area for people like me. 🙂 And I had to Google Smith machine & realized why I didn’t know what it was… because someone is ALWAYS using it. I hate it when people try to talk to me or look at me. I always make sure to have my headphones in & not make any eye contact, hah. Because it’s usually the weirdos!
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    • Jessie says:

      Haha! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 I totallllly agree with you on the people being weirdos, though I have to try to be slightly nice since I work there and a lot of them know me! So awkward. Though I will say “new cute guy” said, “Have a nice day!” to me today as he was leaving so I mean … 😉

  4. Kat says:

    Oh my gosh…this post! Love it. As a fellow weight lifter I can relate to pretty much all of these thoughts. Well, minus the pre-workout one because I love coffee far too much to skip it before a workout!
    I’m not new to lifting but I AM new to my gym since I just moved a few months back. I get there at about 7:30am each morning and thankfully it’s empty till about 8am, when the meatheads show up. They don’t bother me as much, but DANGGG do they stare like I’m some kind of freaky science experiment! I’ll grab the 40s and they have this confused look on their face “Girl going to lift 40s?” [in my best cave man voice] 😉
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    • Jessie says:

      Haha thank you!! 🙂 You totttttally get it! I was doing hip thrusts this morning with a barbell and this one guy was leaning on a rack, watching me. Like, CAN YOU NOT.

  5. Kate says:

    This is so funny! I have so many thoughts going through my head. I’m always trying to avoid making eye contact with other people too often. When you’re by yourself it’s hard to know where to look haha! And the grunting that comes from some men is sometimes just too much for me!!

  6. G says:

    You are hilarious, especially “OMG JESSIE WORK OUT.” I have been reading for blog for quite a while, but have never commented (sorry!). Keep up the great posts, It’s nice to see I’m not the only one to think some of these things!

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