Atlanta get # 16 spot in fitness

I hate diets. Oh man do I hate diets. I�m on one right now and I hate every single minute of it.

However, it seems that people in Metro Atlanta are doing better than I am as Atlanta was ranked #16 in a list of fittest cities in the U.S. We seemed to have had a nice turn around because the list indicates we were #23. So, we�re getting more fit, it seems.

Okay all you fit people, PLEASE SEND ME SOME POINTERS!

Now, this is odd to me. I used to live in a high-rise in Midtown, now I live out in the Northwest Territories (Kennesaw). When I was in Midtown, I used to walk more. Up here I don�t walk much as all. As am sure you all know, if you are in the city, you have a better chance of being able to walk to somewhere of interest. Perhaps a coffee shop, night spot or at least a park.

Up here, there is nowhere to walk of interest � at least to me. Well, I could walk to the 24 hour Wal-Mart. Yee Haw. Or I could walk to the beer store up the street. Bad idea.

So, up here, you have to �drive to somewhere� to walk. Of course, there is walking about my neighborhood. Boring.

So, send me some pointers. Yeah, there�s the gym � got 5 up here. Yeah, there�s driving to Kennesaw Mountain and walking up. Actually, it�s a really nice workout and pretty too.

When you sit in front of a bunch of computer monitors for 10 hours a day, Slim Fast is you best friend.

6 Comments so far

  1. Lori (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 7:10 pm

    I drink A LOT of seltzer water (I tolerate it better than flat).

  2. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

    I’ll try that. I do drink a lot of water but, I have to drink bottled water as I don’t like the taste of my tap water.

    I had to stop drinking diet soda as it made me more hungry.

  3. Mark (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 9:01 am

    Diets are no fun, and because you will feel deprived…are destined to failure.
    What seems to work best is to adopt some structure in you

  4. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

    You’re right Mark. I remember a diet book I bought about 10+ years ago called the Rotation Diet. Basically it said what you said. Your comment reminded me of it and I’ll have to find it in my study and read it.

    Actually, I think that concept is good in a lot of ways, not just diets. I decided to stop being a total workaholic. So, just like in your comment, my 5 day week has a great deal of structure but, I stopped working 12+ hours a day. I think that was making me so tired, any diet had no chance. Since I started a second company, I can tell that long work hours, stress and ‘quick food’ is enough to wear you down. Thanks Mark!

  5. marco (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

    Atlanta is the 16th most health conscience city in the US, as ranked by Men’ Fitness Magazine. How did they determine this? Atlanta is known for being a very healthy city. Everywhere in Atlanta you look, you see gyms, health clubs, atlanta massage ads by, personal fitness training ads, chiropractors and so on.
    Atlanta should be in the top 10. I want a recount.

  6. Oliver (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 2:33 pm

    Then again, there are places like Krispey Kreme, Mary Macs, The Collonade, and Fat Matt’s that keep us from breaking into the BCS of health consciousness… Damn you delicious southern food!!!

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