Seeing this picture, you probably asked, what in the world? This is not the usual for Amy. LOL Now just hold on because a beautiful post is about to unfold right before your eyes all centered around a cable connector. That is what this picture is for those of you who don’t frequent a gym. This connector allows you to connect pieces of equipment to it to use the cable, according to which exercise you are about to do.
That day I planned on using a rope inverted “V” to do kneeling pulldown abdominal crunches. If you don’t know what a crunch is, I know you don’t work out let’s just suffice to say.
I had to wait a good 5-minutes for any of the stations to open up. In the workout world, if you are serious, the goal is to wait no longer then 1-minute in between sets and repetitions within each set. Seeing this was my last exercise and I really wanted to do those tummy burners, I waited. Besides, the scenery was nice (wink). I held in my one hand the rope inverted “V”, standing quietly at a respectable distance.
I was observing those woking out on the cable as any red-blooded woman would do. As an artist I find the human form beautiful, especially fit with muscles. It gave me great pleasure to watch others who knew what they were doing. In fact, the gentleman who I originally got the inverted “V” from took one look at me and said, “Yep, you know what you are doing,” when I said to him I couldn’t use this station he was using for what I had in mind.
Nice to have someone say I know what I am doing. I’d say some are noticing my intensity and the way I work out. I like it!! Thank you!
So, finally I saw my opportunity when a young man finished his sets. Quickly so that no one else would jump in rudely (that has happened before!) I walked over to the vacated station only to find out the wrong cable connector was on. I couldn’t fit my piece of equipment on the cable connector.
I said out loud, “Oh, sh*t! This doesn’t fit!” I began to assess the other stations around me, checking the ground, everywhere and anywhere to see if I could find the right connector. One of the young men who I had been admiring, stopped what he was doing. He came over to me when he saw my predicament.
He said, “No worries. I’ll find you the right connector. I used to work here and I thought they got rid of all these other connectors. I saw how long you waited to get on here.” I looked at him with such gratitude and said in return, “Bless you!” He found me a connector, put it on for me, (wonders never cease!) to which I quickly connected my inverted “V” to so I could do those tummy burners. Again I thanked him as he continued where he left off with his bicep curls repetitions.
That little act of kindness, and the fact how he treated me like a woman who he was admiring, (blush) made my day, that day and the next and the one after that. One act of kindness goes a long way, dear friends. And to know that there still exists in this world a gentleman who knows how to treat a woman, well! My Faith has gone up a notch or two for the outcome of this world!!
Photography/ “The Cable Connector”/ March 2018©AmyRose