I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here (probably because I’ve been away so long) but I participated in a 6-month-long intensive fitness program. It’s called the Lean Eating Coaching Program, done through Precision Nutrition, and for 6 months (June 1st to November 30th) I had a strict regimen of lessons, training and assignments, all done daily. Going to the gym 6 days per week was quite new to me, but I’m happy to say that 23 days out of the program, and I’m still doing at least 3-4 workouts a week. I’m trying to build back up to 6 days, but the only time I can fit the gym into my schedule at a time I know I will stick to is to go at 5:30 am. I’ve been doing it but it’s tough, especially if I stay up too late the night before. I need to force myself to get to bed earlier!
In any case, during the program, every Saturday was measurement day. I had to submit my weight along with girth measurements for 7 sites on the body, one of which is the upper arm. Yannick would do my measurements for me, and two of the spots required him making a small pen mark on me as a guide marker. For the upper arm, for example, we had to measure at the halfway point between the shoulder bone and the point of the elbow. I was aiming for consistency so we would actually measure the distance and mark the halfway point.
Well. On this particular Saturday I was urging Yannick to hurry up, as it was my custom to do cardio on Saturdays, usually a class at the gym, and I was running late. Apparently I was being a little snarky with him so he decided to have some fun…and draw on me.
Somewhere around the eyes or mouth was the actual required mark. The rest was his way of getting back at me for snapping at him. It was really cute but more than half of it showed when my tshirt sleeve was down, and since I was running late I had no time to spare to start scrubbing the ink off. I had no choice but to go and do my workout with this “tattoo” on my arm.
It was a great conversation starter!