water for elephants

going to the gym with GB is fun
it always has been.
i have no issues going to the gym alone – i go alone about twice a week
i am no longer concerned with who is there or who is looking at me
i could care less

but it seems like time goes on forever when i am alone.

when GB and i are together…she does her own thing while i am doing my weights
but we meet afterwards and do the elliptical together
so we talk, laugh and catch up on the day
and before you know it our half hour is up.

when i am alone, a half hour seems like a lifetime.

Sometimes there is music on in the gym…but most times there isn’t.
i seem to go to the gym at the same time another regular goes
and he sets all the tv’s on the sci-fi channel…and honestly…i’d rather watch paint dry.

i have started bringing the ipod to my work outs when i am alone
i am constantly reminding myself to use my inside voice when i have those headphones in
because my natural instinct tells me to break out in song.

so now i’ve started to think about other things i can do while i am getting my sweat on.

i love to read.  i mean big love.
but really…i have no time.  none.
i get into bed at night and attempt to pick up my book…and i am out like a light
i’ve been wanting to finish The Girl Who Played With Fire for months now.
it’s just not going to happen. not at a fast pace anyways.

So i started to think…
maybe i should download an audio book.  listen to a book while i am working out!
best of both worlds yes?

I purchased Water for Elephants over the weekend (the movie)
I’ve been wanting to read the book for ages.  Reese Witherspoon is in the movie…and i love her crazy.  say what you will about her, i don’t care…i love me some Reese and will watch any movie she is in…corny or not.
BUT – i really want to read the book first.  I am weird like that.  if any movie has a book – i prefer the book first.

So i downloaded the book – Water for Elephants and off i went to the gym.

At first it was so hard to get in to it.  My mind constantly wanders…i drift off in thought all the time.
so imagine listening to a book and then your mind wanders away.  it’s so easy NOT to concentrate at the gym!

So i did my best to stay focused…and finally i was able to actually listen and retain.  go me!!!
i got in to it so much that i went 10 minutes longer than usual on my elliptical.

this is perfect!!!  i am getting my “reading” done and burning calories.

I am off to the gym tonight alone – and now i am totally ok with it…cause i want to listen to the book.

going to the gym is like being in a relationship – always thinking of ways to keep things fresh and new lol
good times 🙂

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4 thoughts on “water for elephants

  1. jmjbookblog

    I wanted to purchase Water for Elephants but was afraid because I know the story is about the cruelty and abuse to circus animals. Will you do me a favor and let me know after you watch the movie if there are any sad parts with animals in it. I LOVE Rob Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon and I wanted to see them together in this movie…but I can’t deal with anything happening to animals in a movie. It really upsets me a LOT. 😦

    1. losing bee Post author

      oh wow – i did not know that. i had no idea what it was about really. i am listening to the book now…if i find that that is the case…i won’t read the book or watch the movie. i cannot handle animals being hurt or abused…
      thanks for the heads up!

      1. jmjbookblog

        I’m so sorry if I ruined it for you…but I heard the book background story was the abuse of circus animals and I wanted to see the movie so bad but I can’t handle anything that involves hurting animals either…I don’t know why they have to include those parts in the first place…I want to be entertained not saddened. 😦

      2. losing bee Post author

        oh jm, you didn’t ruin it for me AT ALL!!!!!! i spoke to a friend who saw this movie…who is a huge animal lover and can’t handle any abuse towards animals…and she said it was worth the watch…so i will eventually watch it and i will let you know 🙂

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