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He Said: “Back in the Saddle”

March 9, 2010 by  

A few months ago, we cancelled our membership to the local YMCA.  We were trying to save some money, and decided that the home phone and Y membership would be the best ways to cut costs.  (Funny how things come full circle – the wife cancels the home phone, and doesn’t pay the gas bill.  Gas company calls home phone and it’s disconnected.  They think “yeah…they’re not paying ANY of their bills” and shuts off gas.  We call gas company and – for a fee – reconnect the gas.  Great, super.)

Anyway, we decided to bring back our membership to the Y.  Kat was giving subtle hints to me about joining, such as:

  • Saying “There’s my chubby hubby!!” when I get home from work.
  • Leaving Men’s Fitness magazines randomly around the house.
  • Asking “do you really need to have 3rds?” when we’re at the dinner table.

None of the above is true, but I do sometimes have an urge for 3rds – she’s a heck of a cook.  Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting back in the routine of exercising!  Isn’t it amazing how it takes at LEAST a month to get into the groove in regards to a workout schedule, but missing even one day can knock you off the wagon and you’re back to only “thinking” about working out.  I was in a rhythm back on September, but work and home kept me away from exercise, and I haven’t seen a gym or my running shoes since.

There should be some sort of algorithm to calculate how “productive” your gym membership is.  For some, it should be something as simple as (DOLLARS SPENT PER MONTH divided by POUNDS LOST PER MONTH) over the first 5 months of working out.  Anything under $8 / pound for your GPQ (Gym Productivity Quotient) would be great.  For those that are single, your SGPQ (Single’s Gym Productivity Quotient) could be (DOLLARS SPENT divided by POUNDS LOST times NUMBER OF DATES).

I’m hoping to hit the gym for the first time this weekend.  I’m anxious to see what my GPQ will be for the first month.  What other factors am I missing within my GPQ?  Are there any other quotients out there that we should track?

(Kat thinks of me going to the gym and pictures the Chris Farley scene in “Tommy Boy” where he walks by the hottie, sucks in his belly, and asks “Is the gym this way?”  Sigh…).


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One Response to “He Said: “Back in the Saddle””
  1. Ally says:

    It really DOES take a month to get back in routine. I think the first week is spent THINKING about the routine before ACTING on it!


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