Monday, December 18, 2006

Morale Booster

Okay, I'm back and I have something to share. I don't know how exciting you're going to find it, but I am overjoyed: I started at the gym on August 1st and went bright and early every morning until school started. Once school started I had to go to the gym in the afternoons. Changing the time I attended the gym meant I had to get used to different personnel. Well, this morning I was at the gym bright and early, so I got to see Margaret, the lady who first signed me in when I joined. I actually got there before her shift started, so I was already in the middle of my exercise routine when she spotted me. I got to watch her facial expressions change from politeness, to recognition, to surprise, and finally excitement. I think she was more thrilled about how I look than I am. She wanted me to come and weigh and measure, but I wouldn't. I only do that once a month and my next scheduled time is January 2nd. I'll wait. Still, the look on her face was a nice boost for my morale.


Blogger Nikki Neurotic said...

I think she was probably really glad to see that you stuck with the program as well, I'm sure she's seen a lot of people come and go in that gym and she might have thought that you left as well since she didn't see you there for awhile.

12/18/2006 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Silver -- she said she knew my friend and I were attending regularly, because every morning she does the attendance stats for the previous day. However, she doesn't get to look at our personal charts without our permission, so she didn't know how we were doing. Since I wouldn't let her weigh me, I did give her permission to pull my chart and look at my stats.

12/18/2006 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Wow, Quilly, this is so great. I am very happy for you!

12/18/2006 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always nice when someone supports you in your program.

Having a good vacation? Besides checking on spelling and copiers?

12/18/2006 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I am so happy this happened to you!!!!!

I plan to start after the holidays, again, butyou have motivated me to stick with it so I can see the faces change on people.

12/18/2006 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Isn't it just the coolest thing when someone you haven't seen in awhile gives you your props for your hard work! You go girl.

12/18/2006 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Nessa -- thanks. I really wish I looked as good as I feel. All in good time, I suppose.

Brian -- my first offical day of vacation had it's ups and downs, but the ups were super.

Lori - -the longer you stall the harder it is to start!

Jan -- and I had a similar experence yesterday! I could get to liking this.

12/18/2006 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Louisiana said...

i'm so happy for you. i'm so glad she made your day. i miss coming here hon. i'm just overwhelmed right now, but as soon as i can i will be back. i hope you have been keeping well. i thank you kindly for always visiting me and because i feel your prayers with us daily.

you are beautiful angel. you are. believe what we all know.

until soon, much love from all of us here.XO

12/18/2006 08:50:00 PM  
Blogger Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Isn't is nice when you meet an old friend and it is more pleasing when they are truly happy to see you.

12/18/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Hey where did my comment the mall? :)

12/19/2006 05:03:00 AM  
Blogger Minka said...

That is so greta quilly.
I know that teh gym has this effect on people, not only you but those around, if you are serious about it.
I am happy for you and if tones could be transmitted through here, you´d hear me wistle right now :)
Good job!

12/19/2006 05:03:00 AM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Chana -- take care of you and yours. I know you haven't forgotten me.

Bill -- true.

Pauline -- if so, I hope it is doing my Christmas shopping.

Minka -- I do like the way I feel.

12/19/2006 05:40:00 AM  
Blogger The amoeba said...


12/19/2006 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

OC -- you can come smile at me anytime.

12/19/2006 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

coo, now that is exciting. well done QD!

12/19/2006 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Charlie -- gracias!

12/19/2006 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

Good for you Quilly! :)

12/19/2006 11:31:00 AM  

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