Tuesday, January 13, 2004
For all my sisters....
Every time I pass that new Bowflex machine in the living room I feel guilty. In my mind I can hear my mother's voice saying, "Do you know there are millions of flabby people in other countries that would just LOVE to have an exercise machine like that?" So today I decided to give it a try. One wall in front of the Bowflex is mirrored so it's impossible NOT to watch myself. Hmmm. I wasn't nearly as coordinated or graceful as I thought I was, but everything always evens out. I wasn't nearly as thin and firm as I thought I was either. Which is pretty discouraging since I really didn't imagine myself as the picture of physical fitness in the first place. Just like all of my past projects, I have more work ahead of me than I thought. Of course, if I gave up eating Entenmann's Pastries, Tastykakes, and Dunkin' Donuts I would probably get into shape a lot faster. But... I'm almost 50 years old. How good should I look anyway? Do I really want all of my girlfriends to end up hating me? Do I want to make other women my age feel bad about themselves in comparison? It will be hard enough on them when they see what great endurance, stamina and flexibility I'll soon have. How egotistical would it be for me to also become thin, firm and have zero percent body fat as well? NO! I am NOT that kind of woman! I will not cause my Sisters In Menopausal Madness any more misery than they already have! Today... I am going to stop at Dunkin' Donuts before AND after work! It's the right thing to do.
Posted by onmiownnow2 at Tuesday, January 13, 2004