Monday, February 8, 2016
Deciding that neither of us are getting any younger, my wife and I joined a nearby (within biking distance) gym.
It's a small place, decent rates, not too crowded, open 24/7, and has a bunch of great machines/free weights. We're giving it a shot, for a month, to see how it goes and will re-up if we like it.
We also decided to see about hiring a trainer to give us a boost which, we found out, the gym also offers. Another bonus!
We go in to meet this guy and he's this short, barrel chested, gray haired guy with pretty impressive biceps, who looks kind of like Tony Curtis in his later days. Very nice guy and extremely knowledgeable. By looking at him, it's obvious he knows his way around the weight room, but I was a bit put off by his methods, at first. He was treating us like we were senior citizens, talking about looking out for straining our backs, joints, etc. The more I thought about it, though, the more I agreed. As I said, we're not young people anymore....my wife is 47 and I'm 48, so I guess it's time to start paying more attention to that sort of thing.
Anyway, we get to talking and I ask his age, assuming he's early to mid 50s, and he tells us.....
Let me say that again....
I think I'll listen to what he has to say with more of an open mind, now.
Wish us luck.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
January 5th, 1968...a red letter day in science. That's the day I came up with the Flux Capacitor!!!
O.k., not really....
In reality, it's the day I bounced into this world as a 9lb 13oz bundle of fat cheeks and huge cranium.
Between New Year's and my birthday, I always get a bit reflective on my life. The good times, the bad, regrets, future plans, short term goals, etc.
Like I said in my previous post, I've been blessed...no doubt about it.
I want to do more. I want to be more. Whether it's a new job, going back to school, or both, I'm not sure yet. I just know there's something better on the horizon and I plan on grabbing it.
It's never too late.
Maybe I can put that huge cranium of mine to work as something other than a hat rack?
I'll update you next year =)