Friday, February 08, 2008

You're HOW old?

I gave my legs an absolute thrashing at the gym today, which was all good. Then as I was stretching, I got chatting to a very pregnant girl using the leg extension machine opposite me. I was impressed that she was getting in a good weights workout, instead of plodding along on the treadmill as so many delicate flowers *grimace* seem to do when expecting. She told me that she didn't want to lose muscle OR gain a lot of weight, and also wanted to maintain her fitness as well as possible so that she wouldn't have to undo a whole lot of damage after her baby is born.

I commented that she was smart, and definitely didn't want to do what I did when pregnant - sit on your butt, eat everything in sight and gain 30 kg. Somewhere in the course of the conversation, I mentioned that I hadn't even got into exercise at all until I was in my 40s. She frowned and asked how old I was now. When I told her 47, her response was "NO WAY!" Then she says: "My Mum is 43 and OMG, she's.....she Really? You don't look it. Wow! You look great!"

I left the gym with a smile on my face. There would have been a spring in my step, but my legs were too tired....



Chris H said...

Neat eh? I get that all the time I must admit... maybe cos I have two young kids who call me Mum? Dunno, but I like it.

Raechelle said...

Good for you!
I love love being able to shock young chickies too! :)

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