Spinning My Wheels: Part II (A Letter To My Brother)


So this morning was the 2nd time that I’ve been spinning this week and I went with what knowledge I had from Thursday. I went yesterday and picked up some biking shorts that had padding in the crotch (which basically amounts to me wearing an ultra thick maxi-pad…not that I would know what that feels like but I am assuming here…), bought some new athletic shoes (not the strictly spinning shoes with the clip though. Too expensive for my tastes) and I got a water bottle. So I was all set when I got up and headed out the door this morning.

Got to the gym about a half hour early and went up to the basketball courts to shoot around for a little warm-up. Thought working up a sweat would benefit me before the class! But both courts were already full with guys playing fullcourt hoops. I started stretching and was feeling all ready to go spin when a guy asked me if I wanted to play the next game.

Now I don’t know how well you know me…but I love to play basketball. I always have. And having this back pain and not being active for so long I have been DYING to be competitive again. I crave it. I want to play again! So when this guy came up and asked me, I would have 9 times out of 10 said “HELL YEAH!” and completely forgotten about hopping on a bike that goes nowhere. But I didn’t. I have an agenda here, and that is 2 things…get back in shape and get my brother to quit smoking. Once I get back in shape, get some core muscles in place to help my back stay in place and I’m able to get up and down the court without lagging behind, I will definately get back on the court. But until then, I’m not gonna make a fool out of myself. I have a lot of work to do before I get back in there.

And as for my brother smoking…I have only one thing to say to him. For anyone who might be sensitive to very abrasive writing and who might be offended, I suggest you skip to the bold text in the paragraph following this one because I have something to say to my brother and it ain’t nice…

Dear Frank…I am WORKING MY MOTHERF&*@#^ ASS OFF GOING TO THE F&#@^# GYM AND EATING RABBIT FOOD FOR THE PAST WEEK TRYING TO LOSE 10 POUNDS IN 3 MOTHERF^$%@^ WEEKS. IF I DO THIS AND YOU DON’T STOP SMOKING THOSE G*$^#DAMN MOTHERF&(#()@#*#&$ CANCER STICKS SO HELP ME GOD I WILL COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND PLANT YOUR MOTHER^#*#$@ HEAD IN THOSE DAMN STRAWBERRY PLANTS YOU ARE SO DAMN PROUD OF AND KICK YOU IN THE ASS UNTIL MY FOOT GETS STUCK! YOU MOTHERF*#&^#$@)( ASSHOLE!!!!

P.S. I love you.

Okay…Got that out of my system. So I’ll be going for more spinning next week. Right now I have to go eat some yogurt and…I don’t know…carrots or something ’cause I’m hungry. Maybe drink some water…have a peanut. Ugh…this sucks. But on the flip side…I did 200 situps and never once stopped spinning in the entire 45 minute class! Something to be proud of, I think! So I’ll keep plugging away! And I’m sure I’ll keep filling you in on how awful it is…when actually it might be the best thing I’ve ever done for myself…

Guess we’ll see! 🙂

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4 Responses to Spinning My Wheels: Part II (A Letter To My Brother)

  1. mom says:

    Best BLOG I’ve read!! Keep it up. I love both my boys and I want them both healthy and happy. Frank will tell you that you pushed him to much if he doesn’t make his goal. The weird thing is, you both have goals that will benefit you AND your children (not counting your mama!!!). Good luck to both of you and always know I will love you regardless!!

    Thanks Mom! I can always count on you for encouragement! And we have always known that you love me more…it’s okay…we can admit it now…LOL

  2. mandy says:

    Way to go Alan! I wish I had your willpower. Keep up the good work with the diet & spinning!

    As for your response to mom’s comment, well I guess the rest of us owe you some gratitude for moving a few hours away. That way mom can spread the love around a bit when you’re not here. 😉

  3. Amber says:

    Keep it up Alan! I’m very proud of you. I have not eaten past seven since you started this, which is my hardest thing. Getting off at ten I sometimes eat my last meal at four, but it’s just not healthy to eat late. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck! 🙂

  4. Danielle-Lee says:

    Good job! I can’t wait to hear your weight loss! And I will happily help you kick your brother’s ass if he doesn’t quit smoking!

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