I’ve written previously of my love for the Octane machine at the gym. (Who wouldn’t love a machine that can burn a day’s worth of calories in an hour?) I’ve also mentioned a time, or two, that it is the most coveted machine in all of
the Wellness Center kingdom. I’ve, additionally, written about “Grumpy Guy,” who likens himself Prince Joffrey* from the realm of Octane. Every, single, freakin’ time I hit the gym “Joffrey” and his band of merry Octane hogs seem to be occupying my favorite machine.
Yesterday, I tried a brand new technique. Instead of worrying and having a dumpy, yet aggressive, disposition about getting “my” Octane, I tried to concentrate on the other machines and exercises that I could do if they were occupied. I could use the treadmill, the elliptical, or I could simply run the track.
When I walked past the floor to the locker room, all of the Octanes were being used,
as I’d imagined. However, I kept my chill attitude. It was no big deal, there were other things I could do. I changed into my workout gear, strapped on my iPod and found my favorite play list. I took my time putting my gym bag and street clothes away, and then sauntered out to the floor. Low and behold, there was an empty Octane just waiting for me
Keeping my cool worked for acquiring my favorite machine. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier!
*This is a Game of Thrones reference. I watched two episodes with my husband yesterday. I seem to be the only person on the planet who doesn’t love it.
Happiest of Sundays, everyone! 🙂