It has been a long time coming….

but I finally went to the gym again… like 6 or 7 months since I last went. Oh how time flies… I noticed that I was putting on a bit of weight and decided it would be a good move… being healthy is kinda nice. So Bob and I went… and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be… the goal is to be back down to the weight I was before the baby is born… so I have plenty of time… we are also shooting to go at least 2 if not 3 times a week. Word. It feels nice to work out. I don’t feel as lazy.

I keep thinking about how americans today rarely DO anything. From a evolution point of view, we used to have to run and hunt/gather our food, or escape danger, or at least to travel around from place to place. Today, we take a car to the store to get food, we have few dangers that require running, and we have other ways to travel. Thus I would wager that the average person, presuming they can get a good parking spot, never runs and walks likely under 1/2 mile per day. Not to mention does no physical labor.

when you think about it, the fact that I pay money monthly for a membership to a gym that assists in allowing me to do the EXACT same things I could do by living is kinda stupid in theory. But alas, I don’t have the time to necessarily do it the old fashion way, so I go to the gym. The price isn’t that bad.

When I sit in my car in traffic downtown watching the people walk by, I can’t help but notice how FAT we are as a nation. It is sad really. Our health care costs are high, but that shouldn’t be that surprising based on how people take care of themselves. We love to eat. We hate to exercise. We want to all look good. But for some reason no one cares about overall health. It is weird.

So as I sit here and drink my home made fruit smoothy (Peaches, strawberries, orange juice, a splash of gatorade, and green drink) thinking about how I went to the gym yesterday, I am feeling good about it all…

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