3 Dec 2008
First off, I’d like to apologize for my lack of updates lately. I have been very busy here in Texas. I have successfully found a great new job and have also been making some new friends and trying to study for the GMAT. I’ve also made the decision that my future posts will not include personal rants or anything that may be considered NSFW.
Now for my post.
A few months ago, I wrote a little article here on thispointofview talking about how amazing my new Wii Fit was. It was going to revolutionize my life and help me drop the pounds! Nope. Like most consumers, I purchased this $100.00 item, used it a couple times and then let it collect dust. I’m not saying that I couldn’t have lost weight using it, I am saying that a combination of laziness and lack of interest in the platform kept me from achieving any goal I set out with the game.
After purchasing the Wii Fit and hearing countless hours of bantering from my buddies with Gym memberships, I made a promise that once I found a new job I would get a Gym Membership at our local 24 hour fitness with my first paycheck. Holding true to my promise, I purchased a membership and have worked out both days!
Now, I know what you’re thinking… This is going to be like the Wii Fit. I will use it for a couple of days and as soon as the novelty ends, I will be wasting $29.00 a month on something I won’t ever use again. This is where you’re wrong
Oddly enough a very very large percentage of my close friends all have gym memberships and actively work out. They have taken it upon themselves to make it a priority to make sure I have a workout buddy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I have the best group of friends in the world.
I plan on doing a weekly update of my progress for anyone interested in seeing if my dedication works. I’m not going to lie though, I know it’s going to be difficult – and I am currently more sore than I have ever been before in my life. But the soreness actually feels good, my spirits are up, and I already feel like I have more energy. It may all just be a more optimistic outlook on life, but whatever it is, it’s working.
I still plan on keeping my Wii Fit – the games are fun, it’s a great scale, and it is entertaining in small spurts… but as a primary workout tool, it’s just not right for me. I am in no way knocking the product, it may still be great for others.
Now, I’m going to go Jam to a little Jack’s Mannequin and catch some Z’s, I have a busy day at work tomorrow.
Oh, btw I met a new amazing girl.. don’t know where it’s going – Apparently she’s a heartbreaker, but I’m willing to take my chances, but that’s another post.
And my favorite quote:
“I want the risk and I want the Gain” – Mark Cuban