Wait, these are kilograms!

So can you tell by the frequency of my blog posts that I am working less and have far fewer even remotely watchable television shows to choose from?  No?  Well then you aren't paying attention! 

Justin and I started another round of P90X this evening and since our weights are at the other apartment, we went down to the workout room. We were both really struggling lifting the size of weights we normally use.  I even bumped down two pounds and was still definitely feeling the burn.  My thoughts were going crazy!  How did I get this out of shape!  I am never going to make it through the full 90 days if I can't even curl 5 lbs!  These 5 lbs weights feel so much heavier than last time I lifted!  Then out of the blue Justin said, "wait, these are kilograms aren't they"!  Of course they were!  And for those of you Americans out there, 1 kg = 2.2 lbs.  So when I thought I was lifting 5 lbs, I was actually lifting 5 kg which is 11 lbs!  I hate to admit it, but it took us (and when I say us, I mean Justin b/c I had to be told) almost the entire 45 minute workout to realize this.  At least running taught me the km to mile conversion before coming over, although that one could have worked in my favor (for the non-runners 3 miles = 5 km)!


Brenda Walker said...

hey I was paying attention and did realize that you were posting a lot more than I have been lately. Yay for me! I totally would not have figured out the kilograms things.

Mimi and Poppy said...

I don't know why all those other countries are so excited about metric things!

CrazyUncle said...

Ah, now I totally understand why we are seeing so many posts. This is actually a kiloblog, and you are entering kiloposts, so it is 2.2X your normal entry amount.

Hey, it also seems like you should be wearing red and yellow, because remember the saying "Red touches Yellow, Kilo Fellow." At least, it works for coral snakes.