My BMW Weight Lost Plan
Thanks to BMW I’ve been on the right track for my weight loss journey. Who would have thought a luxury car company would help me to start losing weight, I surely didn’t. Give me a chance to explain, because I truly hope that nobody else becomes a victim of this weight loss plan.
In the past month I have dropped seven pounds and I attribute my weight loss to miles and miles of walking and biking riding paired for lifting weights. Why would one walk to the gym on leg day? I would have to be insane since the walk back from my gym is completely up hill, but thanks to a defective engine in my 2009 BMW 328i, I have no choice but to walk.
After multiple repairs to my heating and cooling system while the car was under warranty – now that the car is no longer under warranty – BMW has determined the root cause of the cars failing heat. BMW has now determined that my car needs a new engine. I have been told that my magnesium block is porous, which is a fancy way of saying that my car’s engine has a hole and is leaking coolant and isn’t drivable. My car only has 55,614 miles and is a DUD! BMW has offered to pay 60% of the $18,454 cost to replace my engine and I have to cover the remaining 40% ($7, 418 + tax); but after paying for my car in full and keeping up with regular maintenance I think it’s a ridiculous request, which takes me back to my BMW weight loss plan…
I haven’t ridden my bike in 16 years, but I had to pull it out. Riding to the gym was a breeze. I was going down hill and could feel the wind flowing through my helmet, but the 2-mile ride going back home uphill was another story. Joggers and WALKERS passed me; I can’t even say I was embarrassed because I was so tired.
On days that I don’t bike around town I set out on foot, which is an equally difficult tasks in the city. One day I felt adventurous and walked the 2-miles to the gym, I felt great, completed my workout and then had to call Uber when I thought about the idea of walking the 2 miles up hill back home.
While I appreciate the fresh air and weight loss, I don’t appreciate the fact that a car that I have paid for is completely useless. I hope that in the next few weeks I will be able to come to an agreement with BMW that’s doesn’t involve me contributing the equivalent of closing costs for a house; but until then I will be walking, biking, eating right, and shedding these extra pounds.