I have a confession to make.

I’ve been slacking.

Big time.

Slacking at what, you ask?


Earth shattering, I know.

Lately I’ve been finding excuses to just go to the gym and run.

OK, a lot of you will probably just shrug your shoulders at this and say, “What the hell is she complaining about? Running is still good.”

Yes, I know it’s still good, but running doesn’t get me jacked and huge quite like the good ‘ol bell does.

Alright, so maybe I don’t exactly want to get jacked and huge, but I do need to stay on top of my strength training.

So, this brings me to my story of the day:

I was pumped when I got an email on Monday from Stacey of Progress, Not Perfection fame, and one of the old instructors from Punch Gym.

She’s moved onto a bigger, better place called Myoforce — which is really good for her…

…but really bad for me. Hence my slacking. 😦

Anyway, she invited me to come in last night to check the new place out.

“Be there at 7pm for class,” she said.

“Alrighty!” I said.

Being the psychotically punctual person that I am, I left my house at 6:15 to make sure I had plenty of time to find it.

I mean, the directions seemed simple enough. Mapquest told me I should be there in “about 17 minutes.”

Well, one hour and 17 minutes later, guess who was still tooling around Newton, MA?

You got it!


It doesn’t help that driving in the dark turns me into a 90 year old woman who can’t see. I was so intent on finding the street, at one point I had slowed down to 15 mph.

I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a line of cars behind me about a mile long.

That’s when I knew to just give up.

I went home, did a few crunches to help convince myself that at least I did something, and then…

I had ice cream.

But anyway, that’s not the point. I’m going to try again tomorrow, with new and improved directions from Stacey herself.

So I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

And in the meantime, I’m going to buy a GPS.