I really should get around to exercising more. I've gone to work out only slightly more times than I've ridden circus elephants since coming here. Back during my senior year I was consistently going three times a week. I could leg press the entire 495 pounds that the machine allowed. At least I haven't put on any weight since coming out here.
The problem is the perception that it's wasted time. My spare time is very valuable to me, and the perceived benefit of working out is extremely low. And, you know, maybe going more than once a week or so would be wasted time. I mean, depending on who you listen to, you're supposed to do moderate exercise something like three times a week, and light exercise the other four days. That's to be healthy. But, maybe it's not worth it being maximally healthy. That obviously sounds shortsighted, and it almost certainly is, but I've noticed that sometimes I put too much effort into a goal that isn't worth that effort, just because it's a goal, and you're supposed to work toward goals, right? This occurs in real life and in games. Effort includes time, and I've only got so much of that.
But, I think that getting in a few hours of hideous pain a week is worth it. If I can make some of that time serve dual purposes then it won't seem as bad. I can listen to some of my massive queue of unlistened new music while I'm lifting, and when I switch to aerobic I can watch some of my recorded TV and make that Portable Media Center a useful purchase. Scrubs and maybe even Malcolm in the Middle and Arrested Development could become my workout entertainment. I guess I might as well do something instead of just sitting on my ass. At the very least I could cross the road to use the apartment complex' equipment (which probably sucks). I've dreaded the walk to the health club just because that's another half hour (round trip) out of my day, or fifteen minutes on the Segway, and it just seems... unacceptable... to Segway to a health club, depite the fact that everyone else there drove.