I don’t think I mentioned this but I terminated my contract at my “big name” chain gym. Originally, I signed up for childcare reasons, but I ended up kind of hating it after a while. There were times where it seemed way too chaotic and unsupervised for me to feel safe leaving Maddux in there. When I quit, Ryne and I were both really excited to be saving some money.
But then I just signed up for another gym anyway. Oops. This time, though, I went back to an old favorite. It’s a small, locally-owned studio that offers amazing classes like Barre, Spin, Piloxing, TRX, and Shockwave.
The only one I hadn’t tried was Shockwave. Until yesterday. I ended up forcing my friend Aubrie to go with me, since I was somewhat petrified of what the circuit-style class would include.
It ended up being a lot of fun. Sweaty as all get out, but fun none-the-less. By the end of the class, we were pretty gross. Sweat angels for everyone!
Which is hilarious, because we made plans to go straight to dinner from the gym. A few baby wipes, squirts of liquid soap, and sprays of dry shampoo later, we ended up pulling off a miracle. We might have smelled, but at least we looked decent.
After we did our makeup and curled our hair in the tiny dressing room (<-quite entertaining), we headed to dinner at French Market Grill. We totally turned our day date into an all day affair.
For dinner, we both got the shrimp and feta salad after we shared an order of fries for an appetizers. Keeping it classy, y’all.
After dinner we made a few stops around different Augusta bars. I told you we were classin’ up the evening. Anyway, we were basically hoping to see some sort of athlete or celebrity in town for the Masters. We failed miserably.
However, we did meet an incredibly nice and generous man at a random Sunglass Hut tent. We were just chatting about teaching and working out, when he bought us each a pair of sunglasses. Seriously. He said that he was paying it forward because of all the hard work teachers put in for children like his. We told him that he definitely did not have to do anything like that for us, but he insisted. Mind blown.
We’re still kind of in shock over the whole thing. I have these beauties now, but it makes me feel a little bad since I didn’t buy them myself.
I guess that just means it’s my turn to complete a random act of kindness. I’ve done small gestures before but this makes me want to do something bigger. I know it’s just the thought that counts, but I feel like there’s something I could do beyond the little things. We shall see!
Question: Have you been the recipient/giver of a random act of kindness? Have any ideas on ways to pay it forward?