i smell sex and candy here

Thursday, May 13, 2010

so i spend quite a few days a week at the gym in my apartment building as i'm trying to, ya know, not be a total fat ass anymore be a healthy 29 year old.

the jury is still out if it's working, but that's not the point of this post.

getting a solid workout scheduled into my day is difficult for me in and of itself, between work, my social life, boys, friends, and A.D.D., i can hardly concentrate enough to get through 45 minutes on an elliptical machine...

without this distraction...


yes, there's a vending machine IN MY GYM

it's just wrong on so many levels.

everyday i'm all hey, i'm working out, i'm trying to be good.... as a bag of peanut M&M's is taunting me from afar.


i took this pic from where the elliptical machines that i workout on are. hello chips, candy and sugar drinks!

so tonight i was discussing the weirdness that is the vending machines in my gym with some friends, and one of them said that seeing the junk food would be motivation. like, i-don't-need-no-stinking-potato-chips-motivation instead of a distraction.

which got me thinking that tomorrow morning when i'm truckin' along on my machine i may simply mentally flick off the vending machine, a big FU if you will.

i don't need no stinking peanut M&M's.


so would you be motivated or distracted by working out with a giant vending machine full of junk food staring at you?


22 comments:

  1. distracted! totally distracted! haha not everyone has that strong willpower. masochistic much? lol

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  2. How could you not be distracted? Doritos, Fritos, M & M's and Hostess Aplle Pies?!?!? I'd go to the gym, get food out of the machine, and sit on the weight bench and eat it in front of eveyone.

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  3. It seems incredibly odd that the gym would even have a vending machine like that. I would think most people would be way too embarrassed to buy candy at a gym.

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  4. Isn't that against some unspoken code of conduct to taunt people while they're working out? That's just plain wrong. I'd likely cover up the glass portion with newspaper so I couldn't be lured to the dark side.

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  5. HA, I love how its pretty empty as well.

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  6. Food tempts me more when I can smell it. Like right outside of my gym I am flooded with the wonderful scent of friend food.

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  7. Here's what would happen if it were me: I walk in, see the vending machine but head over to the workout machine. I start working out and the vending machine stares at me, taunts me. After about a minute, I'd walk to it, grab myself a bag of m&ms and get the heck out of there.

    I know, I have no restraint.

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  8. I think I'd be distracted. Or maybe more along the lines of "how long do I have to stay on this machine before I earn those M&Ms."

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  9. My gym has Bagel Tuesdays and Pizza Mondays.. what is that about?! oh and they have a big bucket of tooties rolls at the front desk. I've never taken any because i know if i do it once i'll think it's okay to do it all the time!

    but i also have to think.. some people go to the gym because they're trying to get bigger.. maybe that's who the chips are for!

    Either way.. it's mean!

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  10. I don't think I'd be distracted or motivated, just bewildered. Like, really??? In a gym??? Wow.

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  11. I actually wouldn't mind because I'm still quite the skinny ass and would eat some of it while working out myself.

    Sigh, I know, the pains I go through.

    : )

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  12. The gym I used to work out at was pretty small and shared a wall with a pizzeria, so it smelled like pizza in there all the time. Totally wrong. Definitely send a big FU to the vending machine!

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  13. Dude, that would piss me the hell off! There's a Wendy's in the parking lot at my gym... not cool!

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  14. Not cool whoever had the idea to put the candy machine in there. It was probably some really skinny person that never has to work out.

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  15. You should just tip it over.

    The run. Run like the wind.

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  16. if it makes you feel any better, there was a mcdonald's across the street from the gym i used to go to. not even kidding, you could see it out of the windows when you were working out, pure torture.

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  17. WHAT?? thats just the meanest thing ever!! who puts a big flashy box full of fatty yumminess right next to wear your are sweating your ass off?

    sneaky sneaky...

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  18. Thats just plain cruel and wrong on so many levels.

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  19. Honestly I'm not a big vending machine fan but yes, putting something like that in there is totally uncool. Because part of me will want M&MS

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  20. someone at the gym at work eats candy on the treadmill and leaves teh wrappers in the cup holder.

    thats defeating the purpose eating WHILE working out.

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  21. AH! That's absolutely AWFUL. I would be completely and totally distracted if there was a vending machine like that in the gym. And it would NOT end well.

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  22. You're a stronger woman than I. My apartment landlords, at least, had the good sense to put our vending machine in the laundry room instead of in the gym. It's a flight away, which is usually enough to keep me away.

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