Thursday, June 18, 2009

Work the Plan

I spent a long time yesterday thinking about my post and all the comments.

Comments are what blogging is all about in my book but that subject will have to be tackled on another post.

So, this whole weight gain, feel like crap, need to exercise situation that I was upset about yesterday sparked a great idea.

The return of the Slimmons Gym.

At our old house I had the garage set up with a treadmill, exercise bike, free weights, heavy punching bag, and a speed bag. Sure I was not in there as much as should have been but I would use it and I loved it.

So now our garage is just boxes and boxes of stuff. That exercise equipment is buried and even if I could get to it, there is no room.

The plan is as follows. Get the Slimmons Gym up and running by the end of summer.

I know what you are thinking. “End of Summer, don’t you think that is giving yourself too much time?” Truth be told, I am worried I will have it done by then. We have LOTS OF STUFF to go through and decide if it’s trash, a keeper, or a yard sale item. And I tend to make reasonable goals since unattainable ones are pointless IMHO.

Every weekend I will get in that garage and start going through boxes. One by one I will be more organized and will be that much closer to getting the old gym back in gear.

I have to tell you, I am really excited about this. All the comments and encouragement I received really helped to get my brain working to come up with a way to turn things around.

Thanks for the ideas, love, and support. I’ll be a healthy ninja soon enough!


kath said...

Sounds like a great plan and a good goal!

Megan said...

Yay for you!!!

Anonymous said...

And don't forget, moving all those boxes is exercise too. =)

Courtney said...

I'm so proud of you George :) You can do this :) We'll be right there along side you pushing you along :)

CALpumper said...

Awesome stuff!! And plasticpancreas is SOOO right! It was my first thought.

Go you! You can do it!

Colleen said...

My first thought, too! Make moving the boxes even better by "moving with gusto!"
AND, you get double benefits - a cleaned up garage and your new gym.
Ummm - I should do the same thing. I'll bet our messy garage beats out yours. And I don't have the excuse of moving.
Good luck George!

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Rachel said...

Perfect! And I agree, some of that moving boxes and organizing is exercise in itself!

The Mindful Diabetic said...

Go ninja! Good plan as you can see how your progress is going and that can keep you motivated. Plus you will be more organized :)

Sara said...

Moving boxes... that's great exercise. The only thing better is painting!

Laura said...

I'm fairly new to your blog but I just wanted to say...good stuff!

Meghan said...

Can I get a membership to the slimmons gym? I need some weight loss in my life. I'll even come help you move stuff.. :)

(seeing myself in the DVD is what did it for me...)


Scott K. Johnson said...

Sounds like a good plan G-Money! And I also agree - working in the garage will be exercise in itself!

Karen said...

I think that sounds like a wonderful plan, George!! Pea and I are also on a new plan to eat better and lose weight after plugging our info into a BMI calculator and finding we are both in the over-weight category. Not a surprise to either of us, given how tight all our clothes have become. It's hard work, isn't it? But I know all three of us with succeed!!!!