Fitness Fanatic Failure

Fitness Fanatic Failure

A Story by Gary H
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Written for Tonya

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Fitness Fanatic Failure

 

“In out, in out, up down, up down, stop, breathe, break into sweat, use towel, drink isotonic juice, make sure I'm being looked at, flex muscles, start again. She is watching, yes, yes, yes, more pumping, more intensity, try to show I have more than Linford Christie, thank god for lycra, let her see me throbbing.

 

Change exercise, move closer, the smell of Lynx in the air, let her inhale. I sneak a look seeing she wants me, lips moving sublime. No stopping, pushing to the limit, yes, really feel the pain or there's no gain. I feel lubricated like an engine, blood flowing like oil, smooth machine from Top Gear.

 

She moves to a running machine directly in front of me. Concentration goes, mind wanders, tantalised. Stop, wipe down with a towel, time to idle past her, eat an energy bar, carefully pull back that wrapper, tongue touching the contents, slowly, slowly, yes, she is fascinated.

 

Now the time comes. Get the words right, get the words right, believe in yourself, believe. Look at her every facial move, don't let eyes move to her body, let hers move everywhere over mine. That's it, I know she really wants me to speak. Come on, come on, feel the moment, become part of it. She continues her exercise, I watch her perspire as I try to piece words into sentences before I say what I feel. Suddenly she stops.

 

I want to say 'Watch me' as I thrust the heaviest weights backwards and forwards. I want to say 'Watch me' as I speed through the rowing machine and break the gym record. I want to say 'Watch me' as I bend my body into different shapes on the exercise mat.

 

I say 'Hi'

 

She ignores me hiding a smirk of laughter.......”

 

(300)


© 2012 Gary H



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I think I lived that moment many years ago. Just one difference: she didn't hide a smirk of laughter, the let it alllllll hang out.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ok, that is awesome!!! Never knew I was such an inspiration for writing. Or working out. ha ha, So funny!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

great story. felt sorry for him in the end. you captured the psychology of that guy really well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ha! I loved this story. It rings quite true, for better or worse. This story is full of wonderfully frenetic energy and painful hilarity. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Great, great story!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So, I'm not the only one who thinks that people are "watching me." Very funny.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lol. Quite funny. Liked it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I've seen this exact scene go down in gyms all the time. You nailed it on the head.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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My mind visualized the words as I read this...couldn't help but smile...enjoyed :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Haha this made me laugh! Love it!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh vanity thy name is man! Very funny!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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