On Saturday I was at the local Y with Boy. One of the decisions Dys and I (and mostly Dys) made recently was to pony up the dough for a family membership – because Boy loves to swim, and we don’t have regular access to a pool, and because all of us could afford to be more active. Well, speaking personally, I’ve made a couple of trips with Boy in tow, and swimming laps is reminding me just how out of shape I have been recently. Admittedly, though, the weight room and cardio room here beat the holy hell out of what the university offers. Holy crap.
Anyhow, while on our way out of the combatives room where Boy let out a little stress by whacking some punching bags, we saw a digital scale. Boy was interested.
Me, I’d weighed in at the doctor’s office earlier in the week. I’d been reasonably pleased to weigh in at what I thought my weight would be – even though I was wearing a sweatshirt and a coat to boot. (Have I mentioned that it’s been freekin’ cold?!?) So I figured I was probably 5 pounds lighter than that, and that was reason to be excited.
But, what the hell. I was dressed in workout clothes, which is how I usually weigh myself for exercise purposes. So I stepped on the scale.
After a second or two, it stopped and displayed a number.
I got off the scale and got back on. Same number.
I made Boy get on the scale and get off. I got back on. Same number.
I still maintain that the Y’s scale is a little light. But the number that it displayed was one pound higher than the weight I always considered my ideal. What I jokingly referred to in college as my “fighting weight” – in the days when I’d have to gain weight to get there.
I guess a ton of stress is helpful in some ways, huh? Heh. Who cares. I’ll take it!!
And use it as motivation to get back into the gym. The numbers on the scale are still happier than the image in the mirror. Time to move some of those pounds around!