A month ago I decided I would not renew my membership and stop lifting weights. From the rather cryptic post Glitter Interrupted:
The things I need to do to improve my fitness level dont require a gym. In fact, getting away from the heavy weights for a month or quarter might be just what I need.
That turned out to be half true. I need to improve my posture, my alignment, my core and my flexibility. And in the last month I have made some improvements. But I really need to lift something heavy right now. I looked into buying a kettle bell, but changed my mind once I calculated the shipping charges.
Push-ups aren’t working. Elevated push-ups are boring me as well. Body weight exercises are important, but I need something else. I need to return to the gym.
In addition to the endorphin rush of lifting weights, I also miss watching the foolish behavior that I see in Glitter Gyms. Some people have told me they miss Tales From The Glitter Gym. I guess I do as well.
Tomorrow I will sign up for 3 months at my old Glitter Gym.
May 31, 2009 — 10:09 pm
Why don’t you pull a Rocky and actually accomplish something while you lift? Like move timber or chop wood? Buy a piddly plot of land somewhere and build a log cabin on it. One of the reasons I’ve never been able to do the gym thing is that I don’t feel like I’m doing real shit. I feel like if God looked down on what I was doing, he would laugh (not that I believe in God). Outdoor stuff always seems more interesting and less contrived.
Jun 1, 2009 — 6:59 am
Sounds like fun. Someday. But for now it will be $99 for 3 months. No land purchase or lumber required. 😉
May 22, 2010 — 2:00 pm
There are several Kettle ball gyms in San Diego. See if you can get a week’s pass to a KB gym in Seattle. I’d like to hear how you like it. I’ve never tried it.
May 22, 2010 — 4:37 pm
Funny you should bring up kettle bells. A fitness company is mailing me a 25# KB to review. I may get it next week.
Apr 17, 2014 — 12:54 pm
Yeah , because building your body and strength is contrived. Its better to create totally random time and money demands on yourself so a God you don’t believe in wont think what you are doing is contrived. Sounds like the very essence of “contrived”. BRB , gotta work on my functional log-cabin muscles