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Don’t Mess With a Girl!

Don’t Mess With a Girl!

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    I know EXACTLY what kind of guys you’re talking about. My gym in my old town used to be majorly into bodybuilding (owner is a national bodybuilding champion, they host the yearly bodybuilding show etc.) Anyways, THOSE guys and girls used to be all over that gym. I felt like the hardcore bodybuilding girls were just as bad as the guys, felt like THEY had priority over the machines. It was annoying.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it weird? Like I guess I can get that way if someone is just SITTING on a machine, playing with their phone and not using it. I might ask them if I can work through on the machine. But if a machine I want to use is being used I’m not going to stand there glaring at them until they move! I’ll use something else until it’s free. It’s such a weird thing!

    2. Susan

      Agreed!! The girls training for competitions are just as bad as the guys.

      Also, the only time I don’t appreciate chivalry is at the gym. When I’m having trouble loading plates or adjusting equipment, and a man comes over to help me, I get PISSED 😛

      1. Lisa Eirene

        YES!! Me too! It is so annoying when I’m using the machines and I can usually remove the plates by myself. It never fails–a guy comes over and offers to help. Which is nice, I guess, but I can do it myself. I’m pretty sure if I’m using the machine I can move a 40 pound weight. 🙂

  2. jaki williams

    omgosh ur dinner looked delish! enter me for the giveaway peass 🙂

  3. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    That is so annoying! I think I feed into that statistic unfortunately because I don’t do weights very much. After I’m doing with my half marathon later this month, I really want to focus on lifting weights and getting more toned. I would do the same thing though – do more sets and take up the machine for longer if someone was pressuring me to get off!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s passive aggressive and petty, but hey, if they’re going to pressure me, that’s what I’m going to do!

  4. Amy Ramos

    Oh I would love that!! Since I do not have an iphone (boo) the apps for food and exercise suck big time so I have to

    Yes, I know I am looked at differently b/c a)I am a woman b)I am short and look overweight c) I appear younger than I am. I even get double takes from women too! I try to ignore it as I am there the same reason they are-to be healthy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep! We’re all there for the same reason. We should play nice. 🙂

  5. Lori

    I find it depends on the guy how they act towards me. I just try to go about my business. Since I am mostly in the free weight section, and one of only 2 women that use the free weights (at least during the time that I go), most of the guys have gotten used to me. Some of them surreptitiously watch me, which is funny, because I will do something unusual and about 10 minutes later I will see a guy doing the same exact move.

    One time I was getting dumbbells out and a guy came over and asked if I needed help. I looked at him funny and said “I am going to work out with these, why would I need help getting them of the rack??” I think he then realized how silly that was 😀

    Some guys won’t move for nothing and I ask to work in. Only once have I been told no – which was a shocker. He said he didn’t want to have to set everything up again.

    It actually seems to be an age thing. The older men are more accepting of me in the free weight area and talk to me more than the younger ones. At least around here. Maybe because the younger ones come in groups.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      How did you respond to the guy that said no? That’s the one reason I haven’t asked a guy if I could work through on the machine. If he says no I don’t know that I could bite my tongue and be polite. 😉

      I think your response to the guy wanting to help you with the plates is AWESOME. I will remember that one and use it next time. I actually snorted my water a little bit at that one!

  6. Jennifer

    What I hate about my gym is there is literally one set, ONE set of 5 lbs. dumbbells. And the trainers are always hogging them to use with their clients! I generally use heavier weights, but there’s one move I like doing that I can only use 5 lbs. It’s so annoying!! Just because you’re a trainer, doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t need the equipment too!

    Also, Top Chef, I TOTALLY agree with you! I hate to call her out, but what, WHAT is Tiffany still doing there??? I was shocked that she didn’t go home last week. I haven’t watched this week’s episode yet (DVR!), but I doubt I’ll like the outcome.

    And I just love Richard. Maybe because I love his restaurant, Flip, but I love him.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve had one of the trainers at my gym actually tell me I couldn’t use a machine because she was using it with a client–yet she wasn’t. I could have done my set and been done with it before they needed it. Rude.

      I love Richard too. He’s so likable!

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