August 1st, 2005

ghost

Fitness question

Several servers are down here today, so I can't do much work. And that makes it harder to resist eating things that are way off the diet. I think Mondays are the hardest for that, maybe.

Which reminds me... how many of you folks have a regular exercise plan? I know I need to set up a structure for that sort of thing, but with work and home ownership and a dozen other priorities, it feels almost impossible to do much more than a few stretches when I happen to think of it. To hear the experts tell it, anything less than 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, at least 3 or 4 times a week is tantamount to slow suicide. An hour every single day is much better, they say. Ack.

Who really does that? Do all of you actually do that, and I just don't know about it? I mean, I sometimes think I must be in the top 10% of the sedintary.

I was doing pretty well there at Curves for about 6 months (and losing weight really fast) but then I found out that Curves is owned by an extreme anti-choice homophobe, so I had no choice but to quit or seriously comprimise my values.

Now what? I really hate traditional gyms. But it looks like I'm headed for Gold's anyway, because I can't think of any other good solutions. Any advice regarding better gym environmets or exercise programs would be greatly appreciated.
ghost

Toe tapping tunes?

OK, as a follow up to my previous post about fitness, I wonder if I could propose something to y'all. Does anyone have a favorite workout mix? Highly motivational music that gets you moving? If any of you are willing to provide me with a disk, or even just a list of songs, I'd be very grateful. And I'd try to compensate you in some appropriate way. I can do icons or other graphics (I've started doing wallpapers and making stationery in Photoshop, so I'm learning to do bigger formats). I'd be happy to perform minor sewing tasks, take you out for lunch or coffee, or mail you a package of interesting and inspirational items (...a fine art I've been perfecting in recent years).

Other forms of compensation may work, too. Pending approval by E, of course :)