Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Confessions of a Gym Dweeb Wimp Part 16


Last year, I made the decision that I would improve my health by going to the gym. I made a routine and now it's a habit.

I started off focusing on cardio; I was doing about forty-five minutes on the elliptical and treadmill.

As I got a little more comfortable with my surroundings, I began to explore the circuit weights. I started lifting 10 lbs. Yes, 10 pounds. I had no upper body strength and this concerned me.

I was having difficulty lifting my 50 lbs son. I didn't like that. This shouldn't be a problem. I should be able to lift him up.

Then I started thinking. I've never lifted my wife up. Tradition has it that a man carries his wife over the threshold after getting married and or moving into a home.  We walked through it. Not romantic at all.

Slowly, I increased the weights in the machines. Now I can lift 70 to 90 lbs on the circuit weights.

But more importantly, on April 7, 2012, after nine years of getting married and moving into our home, I lifted my wife and carried her over the threshold.

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