Cue the Europe CD, the final countdown is approaching zero. The brand new WDBJ work out room will be open soon for employees.
The question is, will I use it? I certainly need to. At my current weight of 252 pounds, that's not in question.
As far as work out rooms at the workplace go, this one's pretty nice. Professional treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical machine. And the best part - no membership fees!
I've been a member of a fitness club in Pottstown, PA, two in Concord, NC, and one in Bluefield, WV. Like many other people, I started out going faithfully. But each time, I eventually stopped going but kept paying. The guilt of not going to the gym is just as painful as the feeling of seeing all of the original weight come back - and then some.
My problem is poor eating habits and lack of exercise. The formula for weight loss is simple - burn more calories than you take it. It's all about changing one's lifestyle. I'm just not active enough and often choose to eat convenience food. Too often that convenience food is sugar-filled junk instead of vitamin-filled fruit.
I imagine a "biggest loser" type competition will evolve from the opening of the new fitness room. At least I hope so. That may be the carrot at the end of the stick I need to get motivated to drop some pounds. That and C & C Music Factory. I'll keep you posted on the pounds shed or gained.
Listen. (do dah do) Do you want to know a secret? (do dah do) Do you promise not to tell? (woh, woh, woh) Closer. (do dah do) Let me whisper in your ear. (do dah do)... okay, by now I hope you got the Beatles reference.
But seriously, I'm going to share with you a secret. A secret the stars use to keep their powder dry and keep their shine in check.
Toilet seat covers.
You heard me. Toilet seat covers.
I have a problem with my skin looking shiny. But not in the radiant, glowing way. No, no, rather in the oily, greasy, unhealthy way. What's more, no matter how much loose powder I dowse my face with, the shine shines through.
But that was before the morning that News 7 director Gena Miller told me about the magic power behind the powder coat on the paper toilet seat covers we all take for granted and then flush away.
Blotting one's face with tissues, napkins or paper towels merely wipes away one's makeup. But somehow, some way, the toilet seat covers absorb the excess oil and leave one's face with a lovely matte finish.
Now if I could just do something about my excessive sweating and spare tire... but that's a topic for another blog entry. In the words of Matthew McConaughey, "JK living." (that's Matthew McConaughey code for Just Keep Living, in case you needed to know) Fool's Gold 2... Coming soon, I hope! (jk, just kidding).