Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Gym and Make-A-Wish Link

I kept thinking about setting up a workout room at the house yesterday, and I finally decided that a gym would be the most economical option because as I progress, I will want more and more weight lifting equipment. So, I canceled the membership at my current gym because they ticked me off, and because it's a pain in the butt to get to their location compared to the new gym.

I joined the Gold's Gym on Highway 31 in Vestavia, which is like a mile from my office. This facility is less than three years old and has everything you can think of for a gym. Here's a link to the facility: http://www.goldsgym.com/gyms/index.php?gymID=930

I am really, really excited because everything is lining up to knock out these races and three hundred pound challenge. I have been eating well and really putting forth an effort to do my workouts. I setup an account at dailymile.com, which is a free website to track your workouts and it also allows you to post your workouts on twitter and facebook if you choose to do so. Here's my profile: http://www.dailymile.com/people/StephenV
If you decide to sign up (it's free), be sure to add me as a friend, and then we can compare our workouts. Maybe we can do some challenges in the future

Finally, my website has been created for the Make-A-Wish Dream Team. If you would like to make a donation, please go here: Make a donation

Your donations are greatly appreciated and please pass this message on to your friends and family. Thank You!

Here's more information on Make-A-Wish and the Make-A-Wish dream team:

I have taken on a very personal and challenging goal for myself.  I have committed to walk the Mercedes Half-Marathon on February 14th, 2010 in Birmingham.  I will be walking the half-marathon as a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® Dream Team. I am aiming to raise $100.00 for every mile that I walk, for a goal of $1,300 and hopefully more!

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children between the ages of 2½ -18 with life threatening medical conditions and brings hope, strength, and joy into their lives.  Each wish granted brings happiness to the children and their families at a time when they need it most!  The average cost of a wish is $6,700, with many wishes costing much more.  Presently there are over 100 children in Alabama waiting to have their wishes granted.  So, as you can see, the money that you are able to donate will greatly help fulfill the dreams of these precious children and make their wishes come true. 

The children’s wishes vary from a trip to Disney World or Hawaii, to meeting Hannah Montana or their favorite Sports Figure.  They wish for shopping sprees, for a new playhouse or even to be an astronaut or scientist!  These wishes can not be granted without the help of people like you!

Here is some information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a few examples of the many wishes that are granted every day:

For more information about The Make-A-Wish Foundation and for more wish stories, please visit www.ga-al.wish.org

Thank you in advance for your generous support and encouragement!

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2 comments:

  1. I will donate as soon as my husband gets paid. :)

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  2. That is a fantastic cause. Making a donation now....

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