I've spent an awful lot of time building armies over the last two years: 1500 points of Warhammer Fantasy ogres, 3000 points of 40K Imperial Guard, and now I'm looking at starting Summer with a Lord of the Rings army on the schedule. I enjoy the painting, despite my lack of skill, but it has come at a cost. I've gained weight and gotten myself out of shape. Painting and modeling doesn't burn nearly as many calories as I had hoped. My guess is that for every 300 points I build and paint, I gain a pound -- assuming what I did before was more active, which it was.
I'm getting close to joining a gym. I've been in financial downsize mode for so many years that the idea of spending money to work out seemed ludicrous. However, I'm happy to report that my boss gave me a raise, a cost of living adjustment, albeit one that bumps me up to 2006. That bastard. Now it's about finding a good, local gym, or some other activity, like Kung Fu for fat middle-age guys who don't want to see your ego on display. Do they have that? Maybe yoga. Maybe tai-chi. Preferably something interesting and not too dreary. If I can really sink my teeth into something, I'll stay with it.