30. I am thankful for CARDINAL FITNESS...right down the street...

At the time of this writing, it is 4:50 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010. I have a midterm examination that starts in 13 hours from this very moment...I am up early reviewing for it...

I am also up early, because I want to get over to the local CARDINAL FITNESS center that is one block from my apartment building. This place is my friend....many, many times a "severely neglected one" but a friend nonetheless.

I was so excited two years ago when this place was "moving into" the neighborhood. Now I was going to get into "shape" (and yes, ROUND is a shape...just not the one I prefer), and stay in shape....

All for only $19.99 a month.

Last year, when the transplant team in Birmingham told me that I needed to "lose about 10 lbs" before I could become a living kidney donor, I was in that wonderful place, on the treadmill, faithfully at least five mornings a week. I walked about 45 minutes each time, somewhere between 3.5-4.2 miles an hour, at 4.2% incline, on the "Fat Burn" setting. It was GREAT. Exhilirating most of the time, actually.

I've never felt better. And the months ensuing, since the surgery...well, let's say that I'm glad that "gym neglect" isn't a crime....I'd be in SERIOUS trouble.

As a matter of fact, I AM in serious trouble. All the weight that I lost....it has reappeared....and now, I must "do away" with it again.

Oops, the gym is now open, and I'm late...so let's go those "New Balances" on, and get on that treadmill...

See ya...

2 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Phil: As you know I ride a bike but I also work out at the Y 2-3 times a week. I survive mentally and physically because of them. It is my stress reliever. it is also the way to keep unwanted pounds off which gets harder to do as one gets older. At 57 they "get on" a whole lot easier than they "come off." Keep up the good work. You will feel better-now and in the future. BTW: way to go!

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