“My Life as a Gym-Rat,” aka “I Paid Money to Sweat in a Room Full of Strangers?”

As I type this, I can feel my entire torso tensing up. I feel tired and just want to lie down and avoid moving. I guess that’s what I get for trying to be healthy. My healthful efforts began as an earnest attempt at avoiding becoming a giant tub of lard. When you spend most […]

KIDS: The Workout You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Are you tired of feeling sluggish? Do you look in the mirror every morning and think to yourself, “GROOOOOSSSSSSS! I look like THAT?!” Do you frequently find yourself unable to lift even the simplest objects like a bag or groceries or even just one single grocery? Have I got great news for you. After years […]

Help! My Booger is Trying to Kill Me!

Warning: The following post is real highbrow writing. If you aren’t prepped for a piece of literature that should be read on Masterpiece Theater, this may not be the post for you. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been out of shape. I’ve never been to the point of huffing and wheezing as I make […]

Nathan Vs. The Treadmill: A Battle For The Ages

I have never fully understood exercising. I do know the general purpose, but the idea seems odd to me. Why would I run if nothing is chasing me? What part of seeing a heavy piece of metal makes a person go, “I will lift that, and I will lift it for 5 sets of ten” […]

Dear Lady Running in the Snow, STOP IT NOW PLEASE!

As a I exited my apartment this morning, I was greeted with arctic air and a slippery sidewalk. I slowly made my way to my vehicle, shuffling my feet to keep from falling. I’m sure I looked like a crazy person. I’m not talking normal crazy, I’m talking “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” crazy. […]