So business first:
I absolutely hate it when I'm in a groove running on the elliptical, 50 minutes in, and someone comes to the gym, and BLASTS the volume on the TVs such that I can't even hear my own music. I will not go deaf in the pursuit of my own health. It cheeses me even more that people don't ask "hey, is it okay if I increase the volume" or "can you still hear your music?" What makes their workout more important than mine? It completely derails me. I spent the last 10 minutes just so unfocused because I had the news being pumped into my brain. I was so upset that when the hour was over, I went into the ladies room, washed my face, and went back to the elliptical to "re-do" the last 10 minutes.
Normally I just slide the big weight over to 200 and then have it. This morning I slid it over to 200 and... it was too heavy...even with my sneakers on!
I blinked my eyes (as it was before 6 a.m. and wanted to make sure i was doing it correctly). Yep. Doing it all correctly.... and I had to slide the big weight down to 150 and work up from there.
It felt so differently than when I stand on a digital scale. It was almost like a validation that I am indeed under 200, and have been for 3 weeks, because that scale said so.