Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I decided to get my aerobic exercise on tonight...WOW! I like to think of myself as being in shape. I'm not as thin as I used to be, but I'm not overweight (okay, my BMI might suggest otherwise. On a side note, I'd like to mention that I'm pretty sure that that damn BMI chart is culturally biased anyway.). This spontaneous urge to get all aerobic on that ass was spurred by an Independent Study about childhood obesity in which I am currently involved and also to promote brain integration. More for the latter reason...I'm selfish! 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. I made it, but that was BRUTAL, a little embarrassing and definitely humbling. It also made me a little depressed, because I clearly am not in good-shape. The good thing is that I can laugh at myself (if you can't laugh at yourself, then who in the hell can you laugh at?). I, also, am very determined to NOT be an obese, middle-aged, dude. I'll just treat this as the first step in an ongoing journey to middle-aged health in both body and mind (the thirties are just around the corner and the forties will soon follow). There's no better time than now! Just sayin'.

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