I got a 512M iPod Shuffle a few days ago now that Apple reduced the price.
I always take my iPod to the gym, but I notice that I spend too much time fiddling around with playlists. I was starting to get bored with the workout playlists I set up, but I always forget to set up a new one before I go. Now that I have the shuffle, I don’t have to think about it and going to the gym is fun again.
In June 2004 I went on the South Beach Diet and by the end of the year I had lost almost 50 lbs. Since then I’ve remained at or slightly below my ideal weight of 150-155 lbs. Lately I’ve been slacking off and not going to the gym regularly, partly because of my work schedule as well as losing interest because I was getting bored with the music. The shuffle changed that.