Saturday, August 30, 2008

Other items of note...

My friend Jen sent me the book shown below, "The Shack" - I've just finished it and highly recommend it! It is a book that will get you thinking...and I think it would make an inspiring movie. Not that I'm a fan of all books that are made into movies...but I think this would be great.


Hurricane season is still in full swing...we have gotten so much rain in the past week and a half already. It looks like there is little respite in the near future - several systems are headed in our direction as I type and even if they don't hit us dead on I'm positive we'll get some of the outside bands of rain.

The countdown for the start of the NFL season can be counted on one hand! There are 5 days until Game 1 for 2008. (BTW, College Football started today...on the off days for the NFL Caleb and I will watch pretty much every Gator Football game - Go Gators!) Football season is a time when it is too easy to consume too many calories...food/drinks and football just go hand in hand!



I have also signed up for yet another gym. This is the third gym I've been a member of in less than 2 years. For one reason or another I always start off pretty strong once I sign up, and then it just fizzles (or becomes too expensive), so I cancel membership. Well, the latest gym is Planet Fitness and it is the cheapest by far. Granted, it is a bare bones place to workout. It only has the basics, no frills. What prompted this most recent surge to work out? Well, I accompanied my sister as she took a tour of another gym in our area (she eventually signed up there) but during the tour we took a body fat percentage test. It shocked me to learn that my body fat percentage is at an all time high. I can not recall a time when it has been higher. (Ever since college I've been evaluating myself at least every year and a half so I can monitor my health). Thus, I'm a member of yet another gym. My goal, is not to necessarily lose weight, just decrease the total amount of fat on my body. In a sense, it could result in actually gaining a few pounds. But, if it is healthier overall, I'm in.

2 comments:

Mary Helen said...

You would never know that about your body fat, especially since we all just saw you in an AMAZING wedding dress! Good luck with this gym, I'm all too familiar with the "starting out strong, fizzle really early" sort of thing!

Kelly said...

I'd be willing to join you more often! I'm much more motivated when I have a buddy to go with!

I had fun tonight. I'm glad you guys came!