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CrossFit is terrible & so is everything else

Posted on August 1, 2014

CrossFit is terrible & unsafe & no one needs to do it. CrossFit requires people to do stupid shit, like lift heavy barbells over their heads, repeatedly, past the point of exhaustion. CrossFitters flop around doing burpees until they vomit, then do Olympic lifts with too much weight for reps, & they go on like this is having a good time. They act like everybody needs to work out until they collapse in a puddle of sweat & blood & puke. Sure, some people think it’s fun, but people get hurt all the time doing it — sometimes severely. There’s that guy who broke his spine doing CrossFit. Can you imagine being paralyzed because you were dumb enough to lift weights? It’s stupid. CrossFit encourages…

Pact update: Democracy doesn’t work

Posted on May 23, 2014

Been a while since I first started using Pact, so I thought I’d provide an update, tell you how it’s going, & give some tips on how to use it.1 To date I’ve made about $68 by going to the gym, keeping a food log, & eating vegetables. Nik has made more than this, because she does a few more pacts than I do. That’s pretty nice. It’s almost paying our phone bill. Also it drives me fucking insane. The vegetables thing. The god-damned vegetables thing. I got that tingly burning sensation in my brain like there’s a major rant coming on, so bear with me. As I said before, when you use Pact, you vow to go to the gym a certain number of…

Mommy, what’s a vegetable?

Posted on February 2, 2014

*Puts on ranty pants* OK.  Nik & I have been trying out a fun iOS app called Pact. It’s been around for a while, but in case you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically just like gambling. Waheeeeey there! All righty, it’s probably legally iffy to say that. It’s not gambling. You simply make a deal to have healthier daily habits through one of three measurable ways, and if you keep it up for a week you earn a little bit of money. If you don’t stick with it, you owe them money. It’s basically just like betting. Wait. No, no. No. Anyway. You make a pact to go to the gym, say, 3 times this week, and if you miss a day you’ll…