On my way home from work, on the ride on the bus home, with my favorite ‘pink’ iPod Shuffle giving me splendid company, I was thinking about what my colleagues had told me in the afternoon.
“Kris, your paunch is looking bigger.”
I hadn’t noticed it had grown that prominent. I tired to defend myself by saying:
“It’s always been there. Maybe you didn’t notice.”
Suddenly, Thom Yorke started singing “Just” on my Shuffle, the chorus went of like this:
“Can you do it to yourself? Yes, you do, and that’s what really hurts. You do it to yourself…”
It felt like Thom was asking me about why I was letting myself grow overweight and out of shape.
That’s it, I decided. It motivated me to go to the gym back again. With the iPod Shuffle, of course.
I did. I weighed myself. I had put on 6 kilos in the last 4 months or so! I felt bad enough to set up an appointment for a BCA test. That will be tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I won’t let it do it to myself. I promise.