My Wife and I Joined A Gym

Mon, 18 Apr 2022

Since American Express owed me $150 on my corporate card, my day job had given me a fat retention bonus, and my day job claims to offer a subsidy for health/self-care purchases on my corporate card, Catherine and I decided to check out the local Crunch Fitness last Saturday since it wasn’t a long drive or out of our way should we need to hit a supermarket for groceries.

This wasn’t an idle caprice. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. Though I had lost a hundred pounds due to diet changes resulting from my adaptation to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, I think I’ve lost as much bodyfat as I can with diet alone. It was time to start doing penance in the Church of Iron.

The local Crunch Fitness have a machine circuit that claims to offer a full body workout, and since it seemed a chill gym where I wouldn’t have to worry about meatheads giving me shit for not being as ripped as they were I decided to pay up front for a year’s membership.

We enjoyed working out on Saturday and did it again tonight. I figure that if we go every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to do the machine circuit we can eventually get into better shape. I eventually want to start working out with barbells, but I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet.

Of course, I didn’t think to write down my workout results from Saturday or tonight. I’ll have to start doing that. It’s not like I don’t carry a little notebook in my pocket.

Also, I should bite the bullet and get some AirPods. My Sony bluetooth headphones fall off of my head too easily during certain exercises.