Let’s get something really, really clear. I hate NAMBLA. HATE. (I won’t link, google if you must know what that horrible organization is and does).
I also hate HATE the KKK. Of the organizations they are 1 and 1a in terms of “totally evil, but sadly, must be legal.” That whole libertarian streak
I’m going to use these vile organizations to help me lose weight. Stay with me here, I know it’s a stretch.
How To Use People You Hate For Goals You Want:
I’ve been in an accountability group for a while. I’ve been focusing on selling 100 blogs. That goal is on pace. The one that’s not, though…I’ve gone through it in fits and starts, and it’s been an interesting journey for me. Right now, I’m trying to lose 40# in 100 days. About 40 days in, and I’m only down about 9 net pounds, and all of that was from a couple of weekends. I’m doing better-but-not-great at the dinner table. I’m doing badly at getting to the gym. Flat out badly. I need to work out more. Nothing has worked–my intentions are good…but between sleep training Ruby and everything else, I’m just not making it. So let’s fix it with something that MUST work.
So, I had an idea. What if a kitten would die if I didn’t work out. Sadly, both PETA and I agree with the premise that kittens shouldn’t die if I don’t work out.
So, I had another idea: what if I lost money from not working out. (Note: when you’re less attractive, you lose money) So I wrote out a check to a few friends, and told them the score: I don’t work out, they cash the check. Still, it doesn’t have the STING that I want. Because I’m helping friends out. And it’s a perverse incentive.
So, I thought: first, time I miss the gym it’s a warning. I get a check written out to a couple of friends and they cash it. The SECOND time.
Well, let’s just say that I become the Grand Wizard of NAMBLA.
So, 4 checks. All with instructions: Cash this if I don’t prove that I got to the gym. First check goes to my friends. The second check? That goes to NAMBLA or the KKK.
I’ll probably up the ante a little bit and make a picture of my ‘food diary’ become necessary.
Anyway, the rule is this: I gotta prove that I was at the gym, or these puppies get cashed.
I gotta do this till October 1st…then the checks I will void.
Bottom line: I get one day off a week, either Friday or Sunday, but not both. I’ve got to post a video by 1am the next morning on Youtube proving that I was at the gym. I don’t know of a practical way to prove a workout, but this is good. I’ll also be taking a picture of what I ate and putting it here. All this is in the sidebar to the right. Please subscribe. Rat me out. I’m tired of the excuses.
My Gym is urban active, and here’s the first video I got:
These little accountability videos will show up in the side bar. I’ll do the vids with my crappy Blackberry. I would rather have a PXL 2000, but this will do. Join me at http://www.youtube.com/user/accountachris to track my progress and encourage me not to deal become the Grand Wizard of Nambla.
Oh, also: if I go to run at the woods, that counts, too, but I gotta find a stranger to say what day it is and go on video. Should be fun.
Fight Racism: Encourage Me To Get To The Gym.