Tuesday, January 23, 2007

To Gym or Not to Gym ... there is no question. I must Gym

I need a gym. I've lived in this city for 8 months and I still haven't joined one. First I said,"Bah, I can work out in my living room." That never happened. Then I said, "I live right next to the river, (East River) I'll run along the path." That also never happened. Well it happened once and it was after spending the night before wide awake cleaning and unable to fall asleep. So I put on my PSU hoodie and headed out at 6:45am to watch the sun rise and do a sort of run/walk thing. Surprisingly I ran quite far. from 20th all the way to the Williamsburg bridge (Manhattan side) and then did two laps around this ginormous soccer field directly underneath it. It was nice. I felt like a runner for a hot second. I did the runner's nod when I passed by other runner/walkers. It's like a code or a special club. Although I did not belong. Lucky for me it was morning and I didn't have to worry about anyone watching my sad little 60 second run spurts followed by 3 minutes walks. Terrible. My high school soccer coach would probably look at me with disgust, yet it would be a mutual exchange cause this woman had varicose veins that looked like they were about to BURST a bloody mess. Blech.


So with my pitiful salary I need to find a gym. I've researched the NY Sports Club, NY Health & Racquet Club, Equinox, and finally Bally's. I have heard the horror stories. "Bally's cheats you out of money, Bally's won't let you cancel your membership, Bally's steals your credit card info and still charges you after you've gone." But those commercials are killing me! (as you will see below)

Now in this commercial everyone's smiling, happy, jumping on the beach. Looking at the camera like, "oh this lil 6pack? Just took me a month, pshaw, wasn't hard at all." I know it will be a tough process, seeing that I havent been gym bound in.... let's not go there. BUT, it makes you wanna go out there and work out. So I'm thinking of trying it out. Plus its 19 bucks a month! By New York standards, that's downright free. So if I get scammed or ripped off, I'll be sure to let you all know.

Let's just see if I can even get my ass in to the gym on a regular basis. Then we'll see if I can be one of those happy smiling beach people and not a beached whale.

-the nakedbuppie

{Sniff, Sniff} Is that the Mercedes-Benz Fall 2007 FashionWeek I smell?

Fashion Week is upon us y'all. Skinny models who haven't eaten in months are ready to strut their itty bitty stuff for the extravaganza that is New York Fashion Week. This time sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Snazzy eh? Well if you've been following me regularly, and I see you are, (my comments are LITERALLY overflowing) you will know that I will be parking my tush in front of the tele for a fun week of fashion shows. Courtesy of NYC TV's show Full Frontal Fashion. If you'd like to know everything and anything about this years fall fashion week, the website you must bookmark to save your life is Mercedes-Benz Fall FashionWeek. At this site you'll be able to do what you crazy NYC Fashionistas do best ... drool over clothes you will most likely never possess.


Go here and here so that you can blow your mind ... fashion wise.

-the nakedbuppie

This Is What Happens When You Drink Toooo Much.

This Is What Happens When You Drink Toooo Much.
...you put wine bags over your head and dance like Elaine from Seinfeld