Well folks, I've done it again. It's kind of like that time I got a scratch ticket in the mail (It came in one of those valupack envelopes that has coupons for slipper socks and new windows) that said I had won ten thousand dollars. I was in junior high at the time and I ran all the way to my gram's house down the street to show off my new winnings, but she wasn't home. I don't actually remember who broke the news to me that it was a scam, but I'll never forget the disappointment I felt when I realized that I hadn't actually won anything at all. As a matter of fact, I still have that ticket somewhere amongst all sorts of other memorabilia and I'm willing to dig it out for proof. I think I've hung on to it as a reminder that you can't always accept everything at face value.
Today a postcard came in the mail saying that a local gym is doing a fitness study and is looking for volunteers for a 21 day program. You better believe I called up to schedule my first appointment and get ready to take advantage of some free gym time while also contributing to the greater good of the fitness world. I couldn't wait to spread the news and let some family members know that I am now part of an official study. However, after I blurted out the reason for my excited state they looked at me pathetically and said "honey, you've fallen for a marketing scheme..." All of a sudden I was back in junior high with the ten thousand dollar ticket in my hand, running up the street to gram's with a naivety that would follow me home.