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.

13 comments:

flipindisk said...

Humm. boflex or dunkin dougnuts, what a choice to make but I'd get a dozen if any hahaha

readmereadyou said...

ROTFLLLLLLLLLLL! From start to finish, you had me going. I love that line about your mother. LOL!

lotzamoe said...

I think I have "man boobs". I don't know what they're made of. Jelly donuts perhaps? Aren't woman boobs mostly fat? If so, wouldn't zero percent body fat ruin what puberty gave you and make you my brother instead of my sister?

slowmotionlife said...

LoL... aww... don't be so hard on yourself about not giving up those donuts! They're addictive, man!!! LOL :)

I wish I had a bowflex... or a treadmill.. or SOMETHING! All I have is free weights, ankle weights, a few tapes, and an exercise ball. I think I might do cardio more often if I could do it in my living room. But those things tend to turn into catch-all's. Ah well....

Hope you enjoyed your donuts! :P

itsjustusinnc said...

LMAO!!! But honey, you look GREAT for your age so I wouldn't even sweat it!:-) Now I'm going to go look up this "donought" thing you guys are talking about.

Gregg

sonensmilinmon said...

This was good! You had me laughing and saying GO FOR THE DONUT!!! Yeah, I'm just jealous though, the truth is out!
Monica

redhdka said...

OH see..i can always come here for a laugh. all these thoughts have crossed my mind while I worked out and hoped for miracles. You really are a blessing and I can't wait to see you up at number 1. Between this entry and lotzamoes comment..who couldn't be happy coming here today?

jackieacate said...

And we appreciate it too! Thank You :)

andreakingme said...

You're all heart, Lisa.

Now stop making excuses and try that thing out. I gotta know!

karensull12 said...

You are so sensitive and caring. Thank you--from the bottom of my heart!

redhdka said...

Love the pictures...i'm laughing...uhhhh gannnnn

lilrazcal79 said...

Just a note on the Bo-Flex. My 2 year old godson loves there commerical with the Tom Jones' song. He could be in a deep sleep and if the sound is on he'll wake up and watch it. You cannot speak to him during that commerical and if you do he completely ignores you.

juskate said...

LOL, FINALLY!! Someone I can relate to in the exercise war! Bless you for sparing us misery...like the feminine hygiene commercials, alien poop and Cher isn't ENOUGH?? Thanks for the humorous, intelligent entries....and for spelling!!
Pass the donuts and RAGE ON SISTER!!!!