Inclement weather caused schools to be cancelled for two days last week. Since the gym where the miracle is scheduled to be performed is in a school building the physical section of the transformation of Tim will begin this week.
For those of you keeping score at home, the writing portion of the transformation has already begun. It is subtle, admittedly, but each time I put fingers to keyboard a conscious effort is made to add more, to change patterns, to bring more details to life. To those who have noticed, thanks, to those who haven’t, well that is too bad, there will be a quiz, and that may spell big trouble. But, don’t be too concerned, there is still time to repent.
Not going to the gym for the last week has given me the opportunity to research the use of various equipment. My wife asked if I were ready, and found an article for me to read, it was titled “Don’t overdo it, and come home complaining because you are sore and aching.” And it was written by my wife. Just kidding.
It was actually very helpful. It talked about using the various machines, and the benefits, and potential pitfalls of each. It was kind of eye-opening, in that it was written for people over 50, which I am, and it made me realize that I am a complete dunderhead, (noun, informal; stupid person) when it came to all of these machines. They have all of these buttons, knobs, and gizmos (noun, informal; word used by dunderhead to describe a device he will never understand), none of which make sense. Some of them look like the cockpit on the space shuttle.
So, I have carefully researched my options, and am a much better-informed consumer of gym services than I was at this time last week. I will walk into the gym this afternoon, head held high, and ask the attendant, who my wife assures me is a very nice young man, and is not likely to ridicule me (which means my wife probably briefed him, and he is prepared), how to operate the least intimidating looking machine I see. Eventually, the plan is to build a rapport with the attendant and have him show me how to operate all of the machines, and become a seasoned workout professional, rippling with sinewy muscle, exuding strength, and self-confidence. But, that will take a while.
So, tomorrow will be the first edition of the Great Transformation of Tim Newsletter! Don’t forget to subscribe, you won’t regret it, at least not very much. Hey, let me know if you have a workout resolution or any self-improvement goals for 2020. I would love to expand the newsletter.
This post was previously published on Life Explained and is republished here with permission from the author.
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