I joined Curves yesterday. Okay, perhaps I am not in the target demographic, but it’s not too expensive, it’s close to home, and it emphasizes strength training, which is what I need most right now. Regarding what has been said about Curves and the anti-abortion movement, I found this on

Gary Heavin is far from the first successful businessman to underwrite reproductive causes — Tom Monaghan of Domino’s Pizza and Carl Karcher, founder of the California-based hamburger chain Carl’s Jr., have been very open and public regarding their support of the pro-life philosophy, just as Warren Buffett, ranked by Forbes magazine as the second-richest man in the world, has been forthcoming about his backing of pro-choice programs. In each instance, these men are acting as private citizens who choose to bestow parts of their fortunes on the causes they believe in, not as officers of their corporations. The money is theirs to do with as they please, just as anyone’s paycheck belongs to the person who earns it and stops being the employer’s money at the moment it is paid out. That a spendthrift employee might choose to gamble away his earnings doesn’t mean the company he works for supports gambling; likewise, that a wealthy man financially supports particular causes doesn’t mean the corporation that paid him the money favors those movements.

All this is by way of saying that while it’s correct to identify Gary Heavin as a patron of pro-life endeavors, it would not be right to point to Curves as a supporter of those same causes.

Anyway, just so no one thinks I’m completely insensitive to the controversy surrounding Curves. I just wanna get buff, people!

I weighed myself this morning. I think I gained somewhere in the vicinity of 2-3 lbs over the weekend. Maybe. We’ll see tomorrow. Worth it, though. But am back on track as of today. Here are some pics from my cruise (not in the correct order but I will fix them and add more captions at some point.)