Last week I got a couple of new body bars for the gym because I needed ones that were heavier than the 15-pound one I already had and lighter than my 45-pound Olympic bars. That would be a first-world trainer problem, for those keeping score. Because I am inherently silly, I carried them out to the gym across my back as if I were going to do squats with them, very funny looking squats that needed to move sideways to get through the kitchen and its obstacles.
As I walked across the back yard, I noticed the difference in my feet. On one trip, I had an extra 24 pounds pressing down on them and, on the second, thirty. (Yes, I attempted to be sensible and didn’t do both bars at once. Also, the 30-pound one is longer than the 24-pounder and that would have been extra awkward.) What a relief to take the extra weight off!
How much better will my feet feel when I lose a few pounds? How about my spine? I am newly motivated to take off that extra body bar I’ve installed on myself. Anybody else?