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New year, new gym, blah, blah, blaha

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Anyone a Detroit Pistons fan? If yes, you already know why I'm asking, and the rest of you get to wonder what the heck I'm talking about, because I'm mean like that. Sometimes. Not very often. But sometimes.*

Dropped in on a friend whose birthday is tomorrow (the 4th), and I got presents. In the form of hockey tickets. Birthday dinner beats midseason exhibition game, and I'm not one to complain. Excited to see Yost again, it's been three years since I made it to a game there.

Today, I was that guy, joining a gym just a couple of days after New Year's Day. I went with the functional, cheaper option rather than signing up with the university rec center. It has ellipticals, stationary bikes and rowing machines, and also has a weight room. Maybe I'll make it over there someday soon. To the weight room, I mean, since I did actually work out after signing up. Played a little basketball with people half my age, since I didn't know about the time reserved for kids (under 18). Half of these guys could have passed for college kids, so I did't feel bad about stealing the ball from one of 'em.

As mentioned previously, the weight has crept up since I got to Michigan, but when I went to record the 181.2 I saw this morning on the tracker, I noticed that the 12/19 weight was 182, which means that I stayed on par throughout the holiday season. One point for me!

And now to see what I can do in the next few weeks, as I try to keep up with the BLC challenge regimen. Though I've been blogging consistently, there (obviously) hasn't been any set template to these missives. Might have to adopt a structure in order to better adhere to the BLC reporting demands. Or what I'm imagining them to be, anyway.

Thinking of turning on the TV to watch football, but am also thinking that the team I'd support probably won't win. Which wouldn't be much different from the last few days. I'd have so much more respect for Oregon if they could just decide on one uniform and stick with it. Instead, backed by Nike and its advertising and design might, the Ducks pretty much have different uniform elements for every game. I'd complain more, but Michigan had hideous "special" uniforms for their trip to the Outback Bowl. Every time the sun shone on the back of the players, the yellow numbers disappeared. Even the announcers eventually complained about not being able to see the numbers.

But college football being college football, I'm going to watch this contest. And tomorrow I'll go to Michigan hockey. And Sunday, I might go see the Pistons, if my brother did interpret his e-mail correctly, which appeared to imply something about free tickets. And if we do get to the Palace of Auburn Hills to see Tayshaun Prince play, I'll be sure to spend a moment training my binoculars down on press row to catch a glimpse of longtime Pistons announcer George Blaha.

*(see, I'm not that mean after all.)
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    Congrats on Joining the gym!!
    1900 days ago
    blc reproting is not that strenuous once you get the hang of it.,With over 600 members there has to be some consistnecy just like your weight loss.

    If everyone reported the information in a different matter, we would not have weekly winners I dare say! LOL

    If you get in the swing of your team and the challenges, there is more fun than stress. We definitely try to avoid that as it causes weight gain!

    Aloha, dance your booty off tonight!! Get down adn do 25 after that! lol

    1901 days ago
    What's worse about Oregon's selection of uniforms is how many of them involve a sort of grid pattern on the shoulders which makes the players look as though they have been run over by some type of industrial machinery.

    Then there is the use of aggressive feather motifs. *shakes head*

    My undergraduate degrees are from the UO. :)
    1902 days ago
    Way to go for keeping on track over the holidays!
    1903 days ago
    good job on the weight during the holidays. hope all the sports plans come thru.

    1903 days ago
    Great Job keeping on track during the holidays!! emoticon emoticon

    1903 days ago
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