Recently I started exercising, real going to the gym, picking up heavy stuff, sweating, grunting (well, I don't really grunt, normally I am too winded), pushing myself to the limit exercising. Last night, there was a new machine, and I asked one of the trainers "hey, is that a new machine?" Genius, right?
He said it was, indeed, a new machine. "Have you used it?"
"No," I said, "I will wait."
"Go ahead, try it. It has all these different grips and adjustments for the cables. Give it a shot."
"Far out, thanks." I said. It was so exciting to use a new machine, thrilling. And it hit me, oh my God, I am a gym geek.
But, I am nothing if not enthusiastic. I threw myself into my workouts. Enthusiasm is good, but keeping track of what you are doing is good, too. Looking blankly at a machine or weights and trying to remember how much you lifted last time takes a lot away from a work out.
No problem, it has a robust, easy to use Custom Exercise section. Unfortunately, standing in front of a machine typing instructions on the virtual iPhone keyboard is not really much of a workout.
So, I had this great idea. I find exercises I like online, and take the picture and move it to Dropbox, and then download it onto my camera roll, and put it into the fitness app. Simultaneously, almost, I copy the description using Microsoft One Note clip tool, which syncs automatically to my phone, and the paste that into the correct field on the Custom Exercise portion of the app. It works great, sitting at my computer, getting ready for my next workout..
Then it hit me, I have become such a nerd. How the mighty have fallen.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Wow, Tim, you've changed.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.