Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Gym Membership

My workplace is finally offering a gym membership for a small fee. It was supposed to have been offered months ago, but there was supposedly some haggling over the price. After all was said and done, the fee difference b/w the original price and the haggled price amounted to about a penny. Way to negotiate, guys. LOL Anyway, I'm looking forward to joining a gym b/c I hate to admit it, but I'm sort of vain. For one thing, I don't like having a spare tire for a gut. I'm not exactly fat, but skinny guys like me can still get a spare tire if we don't watch what we eat and don't exercise. Besides, I'm just a month away from having abs like this guy in the photo at left (courtesy of sfgate), football player Jerry Porter. :p The thing about my body type though is that unlike my brothers , who are both just naturally big, I got the gene that makes me naturally skinny. So, I have to eat and work out a lot just to look like my brothers (in other words, not skinny). One of my brothers is in the photo at right. I'm the skinny one. :D

Still, joining a gym has it's other benefits and that other benefit is the use of the swimming pool. Since I've taken up surfing, I probably need to become a better swimmer in case a rogue wave or rip current ("rip tide") drags me far from shore. My problem with swimming is that my calves cramp up pretty quickly. It's probably b/c of not warming up properly or maybe I'm just not as conditioned for swimming as I should be. Either way, its definitely something I need to work on if I'm going to be surfing La Union anytime soon. hang loose! That's the 'hang loose' sign, btw, not the 'call me' sign, at least in this post anyway. ;)

6 comments:

snglguy said...

Oh man, and I thought that was you with the washboard abs in the first picture.

Kidding aside, you know how many 'horizontally challenged' guys out there would trade their genes for yours? I myself am naturally skinny too, in my younger years. Those were the days when I had to work out real hard to put some muscles on my body.

These days though, I have a lot of spare guts for sale.... anybody interested? :-D

Wil said...

me with those abs? hahaha. they are impressive but at the same time they look kinda freakish? i can't imagine women being attracted to abs that extreme.

Senor Enrique said...

Good luck with this new endeavor! Going to the gym can be fun, actually.

Wil said...

hey senor, thanks. i'm looking forward to it. i've been meaning to do it sooner but gyms are so expensive here with the enrollment fee, initiation fee, and monthly fees. just waiting for the right opportunity, meaning I don't have to pay an arm and a leg just to work out. ;)

VegasFilAmGuy said...

i struggled with weight. I graduated high school at 120lbs. I'm now 155lbs, nice and toned, I think...just by eathing more, and going to the gym. I actually have a blog about this. hehe. Good luck with gaining, let me know if you want some tips.

Wil said...

vegas: I actually maxed out at 155 lbs myself a few years ago when I was working out a lot. but then i changed my diet and didn't work out as much. ;)