Originally posted on Mets Guy in Michigan  |  Last updated 12/22/11
This has been a year of challenges, and among the latest is that the family treadmill is broken.This frustrating because it is not all that old, and it's been a staple of my effort to first lose weight and then to keep it off.The replacement part costs nearly as much as a new machine, so I dragged my wife and daughter to four sporting goods stores one night this week.This, after checking all the local YMCAs and other fitness places to see about a short-term membership so I could keep running until the thing is fixed or replaced. I'll save you a trip. They only want year-long commitments. No, they are not moved by broken treadmill sob stories.If it sounds like the treadmill is an obsession, well, you are correct.The reason is that I don't ever want to look like the guy in this ornament again – and I don't mean the white beard or ugly shorts.OK, I was never in the Santa zone, but I was too big and it's a place I don't ever want to go back to.Now, our dangling and reclining Santa has o...
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