Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

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Saturday, July 02, 2005

I have started my diet this week, now I need to find some place to workout. Can anyone tell me WHERE this place is? Posted by Picasa


At 12:29 PM, Blogger Chyrene Pendleton said...

I've learned that walking is the best exercise there is, and it's free. Walking 30 minutes each day works wonders on the whole body and one can lose weight in a short period of time this way.

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Suzi said...

LOL! That's excellent. Wouldn't want to strain yourself walking up the stairs before your workout!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Chris said...

That picture is hilarious. How many calories are burned using the "stair machine?"

It's the same as people driving 30 minutes to their health club to work out. If they would have gone outside and walked, they would have gotten a decent workout.

Deliberate Chaos

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Shrinking Wop said...


It's in San Diego California on Midway Dr. If you look at the sign in the lower right hand corner you'll see the beginning of the words "Point Loma". That's the area of San Diego the gym is lcoated in.

I know this gym well because I've been a member for four years. I've been inside twice. I just let them hold my checking account hostage.

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Michael Jones said...

Doesn't help that we've created communities uniquely hostile to walking.

I do walk to my gym when I have the time (it's about 4mi. away, so it takes an hour) but even finding the off-route shortcuts, I have to spend 15 minutes on a major road and cross under a highway. On humid days, I don't.

And this is uptown/inner suburbs. Many further flung suburbs/exurbs are boring and dangerous places to walk, with high traffic, few proper sidewalks, mundane surroundings, no natural shade, etc.

These factors make even a short walk feel psychologically distant. In Ithaca, I'd rarely walk to the big box stores - even though they were only 2mi away and I can walk five times that easy.

We've created a society that privileges driving the SUV to your 24-hr fitness center with escalators. Small wonder we have an obesity problem.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger JOE B said...

Shrinking, I would have sworn this picture was photo-shopped. That makes it even more funny that it is a real place.
Thanks, Joe

At 9:16 PM, Blogger reojames said...

What a GREAT picture and wonderful blog. I am a first timer here (thanks blogexplosion) and have booked it so that I will return often. Keep up the truth!

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Hey Joe,

There is a 24 Hour Fitness that looks just like that one in San Clemente (CA). At the bottom of the escalator is a Cold Stone ice cream shop. I've always loved the irony :)

At 2:01 PM, Blogger whaaaat! said...

Great picture Joe. That is like saying you are getting in a good workout when you go play golf and rent a cart.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Kim said...

That picture is hilarious!

At 9:01 PM, Blogger Helen said...

A good gym is hard to find! One with good hours and reasonable prices, almost impossible. I work out in my cubicle at work! That's all I got for now so I go with it! Good luck!

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Pauly said...

I always find it kindof ironic that people that go to the gym I belong to are always trying to get the parking spaces closest to the front door. What's the point if you can't even walk a short distance to the door? I have to print this picture and put it up on the bulletin board at our gym.
Great laugh!


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