on Tue May 03, 2011 2:27 pm#9920
This goes back years and years, back when I 1st put a home gym in my spare room. I couldn't get decent workouts because people would come in and sit to talk, when they weren't talking they were watching. Aggravates the hell outta me.
Getting back into it, I'm back with the same/different issue. As soon as I put my gloves on to warm up on the kick boxing bag, the other home dweller comes jump on the couch. Same debate everytime. Go find something else to do, find another room. 2 other TVs, 1500 other sq ft of house, 2 acres of yard outside. For 45 minutes, don't be in my eye sight.
Its the same as the people who go to the gym and sit on equipment for 15 minutes talking instead of using it. GTF up and move along! I'm told its because I'm self conscious of someone watching and should deal with it. It messes up concentration and pesters me that someone can sit on their ass and watch someone else work out.
More of a rant I guess, typed it twice and still getting riled up about it.
2nd Edit: All the equipment is in the livingroom because I no longer have a spare room. It is piled floor to roof with her crap over 2 years. No option of outside, no covered areas.
on Tue May 03, 2011 2:39 pm#9922
- ChisaGod Of Boobs
- Location : Boston, MA
Don't lose that, I've seen it happen and it's miserable to see. Fight for your "you" time, it's worth it.
on Tue May 03, 2011 2:44 pm#9924
- Location : Ohio, USA
Id like to section off a part of my unfinished side of my basement for working out. Already got a machine down there. But I dont like spiders.... so I dont use it. Is that a bad excuse? lol
on Tue May 03, 2011 2:54 pm#9926
COD was the 'me' time. It was agreed, rarely came in to bother unless we were talking of something interesting and drew a crowd. That was 2-3 hours easy. Now its less than 1 and its an issue.
Not even about personal time because I spent the last year of the gym working out with a partner with 20 other members around. But they were also in their for personal growth, not eating ice cream chasing it with soft drinks.
on Tue May 03, 2011 3:47 pm#9930
- Location : Winsford
do they not know the man code...No Eye Contact!!!
on Tue May 03, 2011 4:25 pm#9932
- Location : Calgary, AB, Canada
I sense that this isn't a workout issue, it's a privacy issue. It's a 'me time' issue, and, from what I gather from bits and pieces here and there about the going's on in the Curmama household, a part and parcel of a broader relationship issue.
It's tough sharing space, and it's tough when you feel like sht is just staked one upon each. her sht, your sht....and you just get sick of it all. I hazard a guess some days you wanna just push all the other sht outta the place and get your workout stuff front and center and just rip off a good session.....then do it again the next day.
I dont' know what to say, other than I feel for ya. My basement was my woodworking shop, then the missus moved in. It got divided into an office and half-asssed shop. Now the shop is just storage.
1 bedroom used to be a spare, now it's her closet.
1 eating area used to be for eating, now it's for scrapbooking sht.
Push - Pull....give and take. All that sht. Facts be facts, you want that space back, and it rips at ya that you can't. I'm 100% feelin' ya homie.
At least you're using it. I'm one of those fcks who has a monthly membership and hasn't used much in over a year. Just waiting on the body to recover, but it's not. Space juggling is pain in the butt, but having the body that can put out a decent workout is something I'd give up my whole living space to have back.
on Tue May 03, 2011 4:36 pm#9935
- ShadowThis We'll Defend
- Location : VI
That's why when I had weightlifting class I didn't lift a lot.
I just hate having people stop what their doing and watch me.
So alpha, I know how you feel. But if this helps, I have no Black whatever spiders here.
on Tue May 03, 2011 4:56 pm#9936
Kaz, in a sense you're a hound on a trail. You're headed the right direction, but you didn't know this fox had an airplane on the other side the river. That relationship is no more. Its roommates until we find a new place of residence. Gonna be a kick in the nuts reading about it after the initial conversation shock, stop browsing COD forums
Even in the gym in a heavy set, if I could see someone watching in a mirror peripheral I would rack it before failure so they would carry on. Then jump back under for a quick 1-2 burnout. It would be like having a sex critic watching your faces and laughing at your noises.
on Tue May 03, 2011 5:54 pm#9937
leave me the **** alone lol non social
Although on xbox I talk all the time it seems
on Tue May 03, 2011 6:04 pm#9942
- Location : Ohio, USA
People dont like other people hounding over them.
I suggest you set a weekly schedule that the woman needs to be outta the house for. Tell her to get a hobby during that time, so you each can have some time for yourselves.
Ya know what you could do? Buy a MP3 player and put a set of headphones on. WIll keep her from having a conversation with you. If she tries to talk to you, just point to your ears. She'll get hint roll her eyes and then leave. Unless shes in a bad mood. Then she may hit you and make you take off the headphones. lol
on Tue May 03, 2011 6:27 pm#9945
on Wed May 04, 2011 12:49 pm#10011
- Location : Manchester, UK
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