So if you've been following the thread http://forum.purseblog.com/health-and-fitness/you-know-its-time-get-back-gym-when-147198.html you'll see that a bunch of us are motivated to gett back into shape. Myself included. So this week I went to the gym twice and did about 45 min cardio. But honestly, it was a little boring because I didn't bring any music player (last used maybe 2-3 years ago) and the TV was on mute with closed captioning. I actually was running so reading trashy magazines was out, too. So I found my Sony yellow waterproof walkman and was planning to stop by Rite Aid tomorrow morning (after the graveyard shift) to get some AA batteries ... when I spoke to my nerdy tech brother. He was like you want to get your butt kicked bringing that into the gym??? So apparently there are Zunes(?), Ipods, MP3 players (now are they three completely different types of players, how do you decide??) that "normal" people take to the gym. He said NOBODY brings a walkman anymore. DH wanted to get me one an iPod a few years ago and I said no. I don't understand the concept of buying music players for hundreds of dollars only to spend more money getting music and then not even getting radio access?? I have yet, to this day, listen to an MP3 player... and I'm 33 years old. Is this bad or what? Million dollar question... am I going to brave the gym with my fresh (and pale, no bikini lines) fat butt with my Sony yellow walkman? OOOHHH YEAHHHHHH. If I don't post a follow-up, send someone to the parking lot to look for me.