Friday, January 9, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I arrived at the gym last night at my normal time to find an unusually packed parking lot. Once I was inside, I pushed my way through the crowd at the front desk to swipe my card. I moved on to the sign up sheets to reserve my preferred treadmill. Ah, treadmill #8...it's on the end so I'm only stuck by one smelly person, in front of a wall so no one is behind me and it is right in front of one of the TVs. Of course, it was taken and I had to take a machine in the middle. As I turned the corner, there were people everywhere. Almost every machine was being used. It seriously looked like a commercial.
As I headed for the treadmill I glanced around and noticed that every single person on a treadmill was walking. I'm all for walking, especially if you're just starting out, but putting the treadmill on the minimum speed, reading a magazine and holding on to the bars in front of you isn't exactly a workout. What's the point of joining a gym and vowing to work out if you're barely going to do anything while you're there? I'm not saying you need to start out running miles upon miles, as everyone is at a different fitness level, but at least challenge yourself a little.
I'm all for people trying to get in shape and improve their health but before joining a gym, they should really think about how committed they are to it.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The situation is dire, no more so than at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest food bank in the state, where requests for food have gone up 30 percent, but donations are down by 25 percent. Warehouse shelves that are typically stocked with food are bare and supplies have gotten so low that, for the first time in its 25 year history, the food bank is developing a rationing mechanism.
To really understand the serious need for donations, use the following link to view the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXH_aBJKcE4If everyone could just do a little, it would help those in need a lot. To help, you can:
- Make a monetary contribution: Visit www.njfoodbank.org.
- Donate food: Drop off a bag of food at your local food pantry. Click here to find a food pantry near you: www.sefan.org.
- Organize a food drive: We can help explain the logistics of starting a food drive. Just call 908-355-FOOD.
- Help "Check Out Hunger:" Look for the "Check Out Hunger" coupons at your local supermarket and donate. No donation is too small!