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Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: | Tags: | No Comments »

So, I just got back from my second day in a row(!) at the gym, and it’s awesome. Some quick thoughts:

— Unlimited pizza on Mondays! Yes! Let me say that again: FREE PIZZA. AT MY GYM. ON MONDAY NIGHTS. AWESOMESAUCE.

— Bagel Tuesdays. Free bagels on tuesday mornings! Rawk.

— Ten bucks a month. Yeah, that’s right. Only ten bucks. For the whole month. At that rate, it’s worth it if I only go on Monday nights to eat pizza for dinner. Or, as my brother’s girlfriend said:

jesus, for $10 a month the membership is worth it just to have a place to shower in case his hot water kicks out.

— I joined yesterday. I went yesterday and today. Ergo, I’m on pace to go to the gym every day for the rest of my life. (Also, notably, I’m now on pace to drink 3 gallons of Gatorade every day for the rest of my life.)

— It’s the “Judgement Free Zone.” Seriously, it says that on the walls. They can’t judge me, even if I start only going for the pizza on Mondays. Even so…

— …You’ve never felt so much like a girly-man until you’ve walked through a gym full of dudes that are ripped and tattooed… with a book in your hand, heading for the stationary bikes.

— But the bikes have fans on them!

— It’s open 24 hours during the week. Not that I’m going to the gym at 2 in the morning on a Wednesday, but it’s nice to know it’s available if I want.

— I have no idea what’s good for me and what I should be trying for, but I rode the stationary bike for an hour, “went” 25 miles, and burned over 300 calories each day… I’m just looking to lose some weight and get back into shape — ya know, so I’m not panting every time I take the garbage out…

So that’s that. I now pay to go to a gym, something you couldn’t get me to do in high school if you tried.

I’m gonna go, I’m gonna get into shape, and I’m gonna feel good about myself for doing it. Or, if not, at least I’ve got dinner lined up for Monday nights!

Next up on my bucket to-do list, I’m going to try to read more Shakespeare…

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