2/22/2008

How coffee got me to work out

I've been truant in working out (except for shoveling a whole lot of snow) since I made the resolution to lose 32 pounds in January. (Update: I'm down 13 pounds as of today.) Granted, I didn't make a resolution to work out more regularly, either. This week, as I am also in the throes of the "Are Your A Bigger Loser than Marko?" contest, I've been just on the edge of getting sick. (I've been keeping just ahead of it!) But yesterday I got an invitation to work out that I couldn't refuse. I'd talked to some people at a production company who are making a documentary film about making great coffee. They asked if I could meet them today at the recreation center in Warrenville, IL to shoot a scene where I asked a question about coffee while I was working out. I got there a bit earlier than they did and so I got up on the elliptical and went to town! When the film crew arrived I had broken a great sweat and my heart rate was going well too. I got to ask the question, "Do you prefer metal or paper filters?" to a coffee expert. (They'll answer in the film. My part was just to look like a guy working out and asking a coffee question.) I worked out all through the shoot (except when I had to step off to save a light from falling over.) 300 burned calories later -- we were done.

If only I could get invited to be in a documentary film every day . . .

2 comments:

traci said...

this post is more accurately called "how being in a documentary film got me to work out." because, let's face it, yo, it was the movie, not the coffee that got your behind to the gym. let us know when the doc comes out so we can see it!

Kirk said...

Of course, you're right -- but it isn't as funny to use a documentary film as a motivator.