Monday, June 9, 2008

Fit to be tied

Health issues are lame. Especially when they're rampant in your family's medical history. My brother got prostate cancer when he was 30. My mom had breast cancer. My dad has had high blood pressure all his life. Then there are all the little things that my grandparents and ancestors were gracious enough to pass on to us six kids that we haven't been diagnosed with yet. Great. Thanks a million.

But seriously, earlier this year I came face to face with the fact that I don't have the metabolism of a hummingbird anymore and I have to start taking care of myself. So in come the personal pledges.

I started running. A lot. It's not too bad. A few of my roommates are way into going to the gym, so I put my pride to the side and started going to the gym. I go about three or four times a week. But I hate the gym. Well, let me rephrase that - I hate the gym rats. You know - the dudes that stare you down the minute you enter their domain. I don't care about getting ripped. I never have and the size of my arms will attest to that. But if these dudes that labor long and hard over their washboard abs ad 28 inch biceps could have it their way, I'm sure they would instate some kind of physical fitness segregation. "Your obliques are not up to snuff. You must use the shizzy equipment from the 70's until you pass muster."

But it is entirely possible that I'm just an extremely insecure individual and hate anyone that's stronger than me.

Nah. Couldn't be that.

3 comments:

Courtney said...

haha...i'll admit i'm a people watcher...some of the funniest non-funny things happen at the gym...i especially the love the fake bake guys who spend hours in the weight room all dolled up with their XS shirt sleeves rolled up and XS shorts sagged to barely grace the knee so that other dudes(or me...yeah i don't know how i feel about that) can get a shot of moose boxer briefs only to complete 3 reps and dedicate the rest of the time to micromanaging their buddies on Arnold's latest tricep work out....you guys, keep up the great work and give the real people a break:]

Heidi said...

I'm loving the blog matt. I don't think i've ever told you how much I love your writing... so this makes me uber happy

maybe this can be a portion of your entrepreneurial efforts...

;)

Rebecca said...

Oooo, Matt has a blog....life just feels more complete suddenly. I'm impressed that you'll show those 'tough guys' that they are not the boss of MCS...