Mar 27, 201102:28 PM

Spring Fitness Fantasies

I almost cancelled my gym membership last week. After all, I haven’t used it since last November.

And anyway, we’re starting to have some nice days weather-wise. Without the iciness of the winter or the scorching heat of summer, spring in Tulsa is like little bear’s porridge: “just right.”

So who knows? I may go for a run along Riverside. Maybe even pop out the BOB jogging stroller and bring Eli with me.

Maybe I’ll even wake up before everyone else in the house (circa 5:30 a.m… circa For the Next 3 Months Only … or circa Until I Need More Sleep) and run in my own neighborhood. Daily. In white running shoes with reflectors. In a bright yellow vest.

I might top the run off with a stop at our neighborhood’s clubhouse, where the collective we have a small, old gym of free weights, that we pay for the right to use with our annual homeowner association dues… though I never see anyone using them.

Well, I’ll use them! I’ll use them… and everyone will see. And people will be inspired. And it will ignite a whole neighborhood-wide fitness spree. And we’ll be featured on the local news. And we’ll adopt a slogan… “The neighborhood that weighs together stays together!” And everyone will want to come live here--- but unfortunately, the HOA dues will have skyrocketed, pricing most people out.

Anyway, after pumping iron, I’ll come home and fix the family a well-balanced breakfast of fruit, spinach smoothies, and homemade, whole grain biscuits. And help everyone get ready. And get to work on time.

And I won’t gain another pound that I won’t want to gain. And I will add fat-burning muscle. And I will have energy to last from pre-dawn to far-post-dusk.

And this will all fit into my schedule, and into my budget. Without any compromise. And without spending an extra dime. Simply because I value exercise THAT much.

So I almost cancelled my gym membership last week to fulfill this fantasy. I wised up though.

I need that monthly charge to prod me into taking some action--- if only to get my money’s worth.

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