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Going Too Far

I’d been doing pretty good with going to the gym regularly for the past few weeks. But between the party we hosted this past weekend, and having friends stay with us for a few days, I got sidetracked.

Now, I’m generally not upset about this. I never understood those people who say that the more you go the gym the more you’ll want to go. These are the same people who say they like going to the gym. I’m saying it here and now: I will never (NEVER) enjoy going to the gym. I don’t understand how discomfort can ever equal pleasure.

Anyway, after a week of my most strenuous activity being lifting my arm to put a cookie in my mouth, I went to the gym last night. Feeling gutsy, I bumped up my crunches from 3 reps of 15 to 3 reps of 20. It doesn’t sound like much of a difference but, damn, those extra 15 crunches made their impact.

And instead of this making me want to go more frequently, it’s making me want to avoid the gym.  But then as I was dressing this morning I noticed some old marks on my belt indicating where I used to be able to clasp the belt into place (two holes “thinner’).

Sigh – why can’t I just get mono?


  1. Comment by Randy on February 4, 2010 11:35 am

    Oh good if you get mono i get mono. Thats not fun.
    But losing weight is nice!

  2. Comment by Randy on February 4, 2010 11:36 am

    I was also afraid you were going to say let me just get a MOO MOO
    so you dont need a belt 🙂

  3. Comment by deano on February 5, 2010 6:48 am

    Hey, had a I known you are looking to lose weight I would have come over Tuesday night and given you my cold….have not really felt like eating for days now. Great diet plan I have going. Though Randy would be pissed since I would have given it to him also…LOL

    All about showing off those “big guns” for summer bud!!!!

  4. Comment by Mark on February 6, 2010 10:30 am

    You could always get a nasty-but-non-communicable digestive disorder like I did a couple of years ago. Two inches off in one week.

    Not fun, but it was effective.

    Of course, I’m one of those people who hates to GO to the gym (i.e., making the effort to get there) but loves the workout itself. It’s pretty much the only time I don’t mind sweating.

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