This installment of Affiliate Fatblogging marks the first time I was wearing a Snuggie while delivering my update.
I was at Target for some stuff today and saw the “As Seen on TV” area, and just couldn’t resist the Snuggie this time. Despite the fact that people laughed at me in line, I am proud of my Snuggie, and my kids have been taking turns enjoying the “super soft fleece.”
Anyhow, I’m back in the right direction for losing some weight with discipline as far as regular exercise and diet.
One change in my day-to-day exercise plan is that I’m moving on from the local gym to a new Lifetime Fitness, which is a chain with 85 locations in 19 states.
The place is fantastic and such a change of pace from my current gym. In addition to a humongous room of exercise equipment, they’ve got really nice indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, squash courts, basketball courts, rock climbing, and more. Not to mention a cafe with WiFi for some after workout affiliate action.
Oh yeah, and a spa, too.
I really need to check out squash. I used to play raquetball and loved it, but never had much of an interest in squash. When I worked at a gym in college, the guys that played squash were always grad students with unkempt beards. But I think the sport is ready for me now.
The really cool thing is that a lot of the facilities are open 24 hours a day, so I can go in and get some exercise during the weird hours I keep when I am feeling frustrated with some project I’m working on.
Also, I’ve been using equipment in the gym without any guidance to this point. But I’ve got a “FitPoint Assessment” appointment next week at the new gym, so they can analyze where I am (Height, Weight, BMI, Flexibility, VO2 Max, Strength) and point me in the right direction.
The one thing that frustrates me about this gym and any other is that the TVs have audio on FM frequencies and my iPod Touch cannot tune into this audio. Time to get an old school radio, I guess.
Off to the gym.
Starting weight: 225
Current weight: 223