My daughter and son-in-law joined a local gym. Now the rest of our family has too.
It's been great. I've gotten a lot of exercise and I'm motivated to keep going. It's important.
It's also been nice to be at a gym where the rest of the family belongs. Sometimes we're there at the same time and, even though we are often exercising in different sections, I love seeing members of my family across the room.
This gym has a second floor track that winds around the classrooms, the cardio area, and the weights section. I was walking the track one day as my son and son-in-law were involved in other activities. Zach, my son-in-law, is very athletic. A rugby player for many years, he is accustomed to body building work and often lifts weights. As I came down the stairs from the track, I saw Zach finish lifting a large barbell. I paused briefly on the landing and called to him, "Very impressive, " as I continued down the stairs.
A man next to Zach looked over at him and said with an eyebrow raised, no doubt, "Did you just get a cat call?"
Zach told me later. I nearly died. It NEVER occurred to me that no one there knows he's my son-in-law!! Sheesh. Gotta keep my mouth shut. :-/
Things are not always as they appear!! Another good life lesson.