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January 06, 2008


Unfit Mother

Nylonthread, I wish as teens we could have been more empowered to blur those social lines. To be the punk jocks, the goth cheerleaders or the heavy metal prom queen. I hope you join your gym and feel as fantastic I have in the last week!

MT, I would love to have my own high powered machine -o'-exercise in my home, but there is something more exciting to me about gym culture and belonging to it.


UM, I'm so glad you wrote this post! It actually answered some questions for me, too. Like you, my first job at 16 was at a gym -- I was a lifeguard at a YMCA (despite having blue-white skin and a mohawk-style do). And despite being rabidly anti-jock, I was in my family's cycling club, studied dance, and stayed pretty fit. During college, I just didn't eat and walked everywhere.

When a coworker introduced me to a gym at my first job out of college, I started taking aerobics 3x/week and sometimes 2 classes back-to-back. LOVED MY GYM!! But, same thing with us, the gym fee got excised in our 4-person household 2.5 years ago, and I've been feeling quite doughy.

I'm at a new office now with a basement gym that's not too pricey -- I think you've inspired me to join. Thanks, UM!


I love this one machine called the Cybex so much (cross between a stair stepper and elliptical) that I once priced them ($5K for a 'home' version) and tried to rationalize the purchase despite my school teacher income. Rational thinking won out.

I wish I could go to the gym with you. I need some of your drive and motivation to flow my way..

Unfit Mother

Thanks, Marjorie! There's no better feeling that a soak in a hot tub after pounding the treadmill. Heaven...


Wow--great post. I was hanging on every word, and hoping that was just how it would turn out. I'm happy for you.

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