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  1. Meg at runridelove.com
    February 1, 2012

    I always hate the ‘duh’ moment, but it happens to me all the time!

    Hope you have a good travel day and great trip!
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  2. Olivia
    February 1, 2012

    I am a fan of all donuts! Those don’t fit into my eating plan though – hahaha! I have had several DUH moments at the gym too though, but usually they’re for the best cause you learn important stuff!!
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  3. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    February 1, 2012

    Safe travels, Meghann!

    My fave are sour cream donuts…mmm.
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  4. Liz
    February 1, 2012

    I’m really surprised this info wasn’t given in the description of NRLFW. That’s a pretty big oversight in my opinion since squats are such a basic free weights move.
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  5. deva at deva by definition
    February 1, 2012

    I knew what the squat rack was, but didn’t realize I was supposed to be doing my squats facing in toward the rack, until a very nice gym-goer stopped me in week two, and demonstrated for me, and then spot-checked me.
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  6. Casey @ oatsandnanners
    February 1, 2012

    Oh my goodness! Duh moments happen to me all the time – especially since I work at the gym. Male patrons always feel the need to “assist” ladies when it comes to all things weight-lifting. You go girl! Have fun in NYC!
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  7. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    February 1, 2012

    I don’t know if I’ve ever had a ‘duh’ moment, but I have definitely had some embarrasing moments at the gym trying new equipment. Like, I have never been able to get the stair master to work for me, I always look like I’m drowning trying to get off the floor, and I’ve definitely seen people give me some strange looks before 😛

    Oh well, live and learn right?
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  8. Carissa
    February 1, 2012

    Everyone is going to NYC! I’m so jealous!

    Don’t worry about the embarrassment..now you know! You can also use the smith machine for squats to as you up your weights!
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  9. Jen @ Whittle My Middle
    February 1, 2012

    I have had my fair share of moments like that. One time after doing the bench press, I took all of the weights off of one side of the bar (since that seemed more efficient), only to watch as the weights on the other side pulled the bar right off of the bench crashing to the ground. Definitely a big red-faced moment for me.

    • Kristen @ Random Ramblings
      February 1, 2012

      oh my gosh, this just made me laugh out loud…. but I’m SO glad you posted bc that would have never even occurred to me!!
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  10. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    February 1, 2012

    I used to work in a gym, and I wish more people would have been as open to listening as you were.
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  11. Kate
    February 1, 2012

    I never seem to be able to get those little pins out of the machines to move the equipment around to new positions. This is the kind of thing that only happens when other people are around and then I’m too proud to give up on it and walk away so I just stand there red faced and struggling until it moves. Sometimes someone else will come over and help me and it seems like they just touch the pin and it releases.

    One time I was working with my trainer on legs and wasn’t focused on what I was doing and locked out my knees. He’s usually a jokester but he got so serious so fast I was scared something really bad had happened, then I got embarrassed because I know better. I understand that what I did was dangerous and I could have been hurt and while his reaction startled me I was definitely so caught off guard that I will never forget again!
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  12. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life
    February 1, 2012

    This is so embarrassing, but once in college while running on the treadmill I dropped my iPod and looked down for just a second. For some reason my instinct was to stop running and get my iPod, when the treadmill was still on 7 mph! I got thrown off the back and literally 5 people ran up to me and asked if I was okay! Thankfully i was, just a bruised ego! Ahh I am still embarrassed just typing this! 😉

  13. Heather @ Run Eat Play
    February 1, 2012

    I kind of avoid the free weight section because it kind of intimidates me. Sometimes, I’ll just take the hand weights and move to my own little section. I am pretty sure that I am going to fall off the back of the treadmill one day.
    I love the new peanut butter Cheerios. So good!
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  14. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    February 1, 2012

    what are chocolate somersaults?!!? And that was really nice of him, I hope someone would do that for me!
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  15. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    February 1, 2012

    Duh moments are good moments–because they humble us 🙂 WAY to be excited about someone’s nice correction instead of being annoyed. GO you–that says a lot about your character!

    LOVE the squat help the barbell gives!
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  16. Poptartyogini
    February 1, 2012

    I can’t believe you went to the gym before getting on a plane. You’re super serious! I’m impressed. I’m sure now if you need someone who needs help at the gym you will because you know it was a relief. Safe travels!
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  17. Emily
    February 1, 2012

    Lol. that’s a pretty good one.

    Enjoy your time in NYC and take pictures for your Meghann and Derek Travel photobook!
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  18. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 1, 2012

    I used to have many “duh” moments, which is why I now work out in the privacy of my apartment. The only person to witness whatever I get myself into is me!
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  19. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    February 1, 2012

    haha, I’m only laughing because that would SO be something I would do too. Live and learn 😉
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  20. Cait’s Plate
    February 1, 2012

    Oooh I love the chocolate somersaults addition! I have some of those sitting in my pantry that I definitely want to use for my next breakfast!
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  21. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    February 1, 2012

    Woohoo, NYC! Hope you two have a great trip!
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  22. Army Amy*
    February 1, 2012

    I read the words “cake donut” and started drooling!*
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  23. Roselyn @ A Balanced Fit
    February 1, 2012

    My DUH moment at the gym was using the hack squat machine…there’s an area on the machine where you add weights, and an area on the machine where you can rack the weights you aren’t using…I thought the area where you rack the weights WAS the area where you add the weights and I put my weights there, so when I was using the machine, it really had no weight on it. That was definitely a DUH moment for me!! (I hope that makes sense…??!! LOL)
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  24. Sue Kauffman
    February 2, 2012

    I work out at home with SelecTec Dumbells and a ChaLean Extreme DVD. When I do something embarrassing, I’m usually by myself. It lowers the embarrassment factor. PS I want your breakfast, it looks awesome.
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