I found out that our little town has a gym so I decided to try it out. I need somewhere to go to get the exercise in, staying in the house is detremental to my staying healthy. I get bored and frustrated and I start grazing. So out I have to be.
I went in and told the owner about my complete lack of knowledge and the reason behind it. The minute I mentioned gastric bypass he sort of made a face and a snort of derision. I let it go and took a tour of the place after which I jumped on the tredmill and did my half hour of cardio. During this time I kept thinking about how he reacted and how it bugged me, so after I was done I decided to do two things, find out how to use all that intimidating weight equipment, and to speak with him about his reaction. I told him that when I came in his reaction to my story was sort of offensive, I told him I didn't think it was on purpose or to be mean but it took a lot for me to even come in the gym, and I seriously thought about walking out, but that was my usual reaction to being uncomfortable and I was there to grow not go. He said it was not his intention to offend, that he new that it was a serious surgery and complicated and there was a lot of work involved. I guess it was his way to show sympathy. I told him he might want to be more "concious" of his subconcious reactions, especially to a potentially new client.
So after this he lead me through most of the machines and stayed with me through all of it teaching me how to breathe properly and proper form for my set. I then did the stair stepper, elliptical,and recumbant bike. All told I was there about an hour and a hal***** a workout in and spoke my mind about how someone made me feel...Not something I would of done a year a go. Go Me!