The Organization Formerly Known As YMCA

… is re-branding themselves as “The Y”.

Why?  I don’t know.  How do I know?  I was at the downtown location today becoming a member.

Why am I becoming a member?  Well, I will write more about that later.  I have a new goal, a new obsession, and a good way to lose weight and get more fit.

I will tell you why I’m doing what I’m doing, even if I’m not telling you what I’m doing, yet…. Confused yet?

I was involved in an online discussion about the “fat person mentality” that tends to hang around people like me, even after shedding the pounds.  It becomes an excuse to not do things.  You tell yourself “I can’t do that, I’m just a fat guy”.  The name of this blog really shows the issue.  Yes, I was a fat guy when I started it, but am I still?  Even if I am a little, is it enough to prevent me from doing things anymore?

No.  It’s not.  I can do anything that any other normal person can do.

So, I’m taking a challenge.  I’m going to push myself.  The Y membership will help me.

More tomorrow.