Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Gym...Day 1

In keeping with my goal of getting in shape, Nile and I headed to the gym tonight for the first time in a few months. In NJ, we had a fantastic gym. It had just opened, so no one knew about it. It was never crowded and there was full cable TV on every cardio machine! Plus, it was only $19.99 a month.

After touring several gyms in the area, Nile and I settled on Gold's Gym. It's not quite up to par from our other gym, but it gets the job done. And yes, there are an alarming amount of meatheads wondering around. Most of whom are sporting the little Gold's Gym tank top that barely covers their chest. You know those guys...they have to turn sideways to fit through the door frame. Lucky for me, there's a ladies room with weights so I don't have to feel like an asshole in the free weight room. Nile, on the other hand, isn't so lucky. He really thinks there should be a Fat Kid weight room, but it looks like he's going to have to suck it up and lift with the big boys.

Anyway, we're going to attempt the spinning class on Thursday. That should be an adventure. I heard it's an amazing workout, but tends to be a bit harsh on your nether regions for the first few classes. Nile's afraid of hurting his manhood...the physicial kind...and becoming sterile. So, he's sending me in alone for the first class to check out the seat padding situation. I'm glad to take one for the team, especially for his boys.

On the way home, we needed to pick up a few things from the store. We spotted a grocery store across the street called Allgreen. The name alone immediately made us believe it would be an all-natural, organic type store. However, when we walked through the door, we realized quickly that it most definitely was not. It was more of an international foods store, and most of it was Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican. We did find what we needed, but we also found much more. First of all, if you live in the Glen Burnie area, this place is great if you need ingredients for Asian dishes. Normally at the Giant, I would pay close to $4.00 for a bag of frozen edamame. Here...$1.49. Crazy deal. Plus, we found Chinese Eggplant, which can't be found in normal grocery stores. Besides the funny smells, and super crazy ingredients like jellyfish heads, I would give Allgreen two thumbs up.

Tomorrow it's Yoga class #2. Another step to the goal of getting in shape. Hopefully, I'll be more flexible this week.

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