Joined the Y today. Got the tour, saw the sauna, the steam room, the exercise equipment, a huge freakin' pool and a ginormous hot tub. They've got trainers and evaluators and whatnot, fitness and training programs--all for less than $40 a month on the single parent plan. Covers me and the kids I can't believe I didn't let the kids talk me into this years ago!
Why do I consider this worth blogging about? In addition to the amazing price, see my blog about exercise. I've been flailing about for the past several days and I've managed to wrangle the bike a couple of times, but it wasn't enough. There's just not enough room around here, even if I did get volunteers to exercise with me. So off to the Y. We'll see if I can't carve out a reasonable program and start putting myself back together. If I actually make progress, maybe I'll add some more risque pics on my profile. Who knows. I think I have enogh leather laying around to make one of those Tarzan breechclouts .
I know, not a particularly profound post; nothing earthshaking or informative....or is it?
How many of us promise ourselves and our prospective partners that we'll do this or that to improve the relationship and then just blow it off. Or, more often, give it half a lash but never quite take it off the ground. Yes, I'm doing this in part to look good for and be better able to acquit myself with my partner. Why not? She, whoever she is or will be, deserves the best I can give her. If not, why the hell am I there? Add to this the improvement in how we feel about ourselves when we're actively taking care of ourselves, the boost we get when we look in the mirror and the old fat whatever has left the building.
Worthwhile goals all, but so often just over the horizon. For me too. I've been promising myself for the past three years that I'd do SOME damned thing and never did. Until today. Or maybe the other day when I posted the exercise blog and actually climbed on the bike for the full tour for the first time since I purchased it six years ago! Sure, the fat man is still hangin' 'roud, and his departure is still off on the horizon. But that horizon is a couple of steps closer than it was this time last week, and if I keep creeping in that direction, I'll eventually reach it.
I want to thank you all, the good and the bad for helping to start me on the road. The positive reinforcement I've been getting since I joined AMD, from the responses to my mails and winks to the ribaldry in the chat rooms to the comments on my blogs, they've all bouyed my spirits enough that I was able to take those steps I'd so long been too timid or too weary to take. And I guess that's why I think the event is blogworthy. It wasn't just me at that counter, smiling and passing over the debit card. It was me with all of you behind me. Like that guy on the cell commercial. You guys have become my network and I'm stronger for it.
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