Who wants help off the toilet? Not me!

November 14, 2011by TonyaTittle

Memphis personal trainer (me – Tonya Tittle) wants to say that I hope the following story I relay to you motivates you to workout and control your portions in your diet. This is going to be a short post because really I don’t want to drag it out. I just merely want to give you something to ponder.

I was at a charity event last weekend that had lots of wine tasting and food stations. I had to use the ladies restroom. As I was in the stall doing my thing I heard a man’s voice as he entered the stall right beside mine. Apparently he had to come in and with three separate attempts had to hoist his wife/lady friend, or girlfriend off the toilet because she couldn’t get up on her own. They were whispering and trying not to draw attention to themselves. I tell you it was pretty odd to see a mans feet in a woman’s stall with a woman also in there.

Upon my exiting the bathroom after washing my hands I just had to see what the woman and the man looked like. They were standing right outside the bathroom door against the wall. She was still recovering from the ordeal. I was not surprised that the couple looked to be in their early 60s and very much overweight and did not possess the healthiest glow in their skin.

As a trainer and health enthusiast I was pondering two things: 1) if they were both quite embarrassed 2)would the woman have gotten stuck on the toilet she had made different choices in her life such as implementing exercising and eating healthy at an early age. I understand if maybe she had knee surgery from an injury such as a car accident or other misfortune but still if different choices were to have been made she could have had enough strength in her upper body to use the walls of the stall or push off the toilet.

As for me I do not want my husband or children years from now or even now have to help lift me off of any toilet, especially a public toilet. I want to always have the strength in my legs to hover over the germs in public. Ladies… You know the hover I am talking about. Squats in the gym here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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