Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Exercise. Who needs it?

I do. I just went out in my exercise shorts (which were purchased about 5 or 6 years ago and got about 2 wearings), new shoes, and Less Than Jake t-shirt to run/walk to get some much needed exercise. It was mostly walking though. I tried to kep the pace brisk even when I was walking, but man, I am tired and sore and just pathetic!

Why the sudden interest in exercise? Well, we've ordered ourselves a treadmill and it comes on Friday and I am ten pounds over the weight limit. Now, I'm not a HUGE guy, but I'm very tall and I'm certainly not skinny. And well, yeah, I need to lose some weight before I can start using the exercise equipment. Sigh. I'm trying to make the best of it, but I'm WAY out of shape. I was one of those guys who relied on his metabolism to stay on the skinnier side, but then the metabolism slowed down, but the habits didn't. So that's happening.

And so is this! I got a track from this Maryland band McTwist. I gave it a listen and I was VERY impressed. They're touring around the area right now and I would suggest you check them out. If you want an inadequate comparison, this song reminded me at first of Jimmie's Chicken Shack (specifically "Do Right") if it was sung by the lead singer of Better Than Ezra. Take a listen for yourself! If you like it, go to their Myspace and listen to more and check out their tour dates!

McTwist - Prizefighter from Amateur Hour

McTwist's Myspace Page

You know, when I get around to making a playlist to exercise to, I bet this song will be on it.


mjrc said...

hey james! i exercise regularly and if i didn't, i think i would go crazy. so i totally support you in your endeavor!

i can't do it without motivational tunes, though, so if you come up with any more, let me know. i'm always on the lookout.

p.s. i know that you left a comment on my irises post but my blog ate it. it's been under "maintenance" all day and service is very spotty at best. anyway, glad that i was able to help you identify those irises. now get out there and smell them! ;-)

Greer said...

I'm glad you're taking care of yourself, James. Small steps and you'll get where you want to be.

I like the song, I'm in the mood for upbeat tunes these days. Thank you :).

Andy said...

You also relied on going to punk rock shows and moving around like crazy.

I rely on my metabolism way too much as well. I know that's gonna end real soon. Good that you're taking care of yourself. we all need to do that.