September 09, 2006

More Gratuitous Domestic Posting

Featuring a brief conversation between my body and me just after I finished my first treadmill run in God knows how many months:

Self: Well, that wasn't so bad, was it? Knees?
Self: Calves, how are you guys?
Self: Thighs?
Self: Heart! My man! Que pasa?
Self: Lungs? Still with me?
Self: Um....hullo? Anybody? Everybody okay?
Left knee: Hey, pal, talk to the hands!

Gonna be an uphill struggle this time around.

I actually belong to a pretty good gym at the office but I haven't been down there in ages. Of course, since it's been so long since I've exercised at all, I've got to get in shape at home first before I dare show myself back at the gym.

Now here's a curious little piece of empirical observation: Every single guy I explain this home-first workout plan to knows instantly exactly what I'm talking about. On the other hand, every woman I tell thinks I'm completely out of my mind. Make of that what you will.

Posted by Robert at September 9, 2006 02:49 PM | TrackBack

Yep, completely out of your mind. On the other hand, thank you for not foisting your spandex-clad fat ass off on the unsuspecting public.

Posted by: bobgirrl at September 9, 2006 03:02 PM

Just GO TO THE GYM! People of every shape and size are there--no excuses.

Posted by: Miriam at September 9, 2006 04:29 PM

Not as strange as the women who wear their full make-up to workout!

Posted by: LeeAnn at September 9, 2006 11:04 PM

Yes, I've had those thoughts also. In my case anyway, they tend to be more of a way to avoid going to the gym, rather than any logical "If I get to X weight I'll be ready for a real workout."

Posted by: owlish at September 9, 2006 11:05 PM

Same rule for doctors. Women go if they are sick, men only go after they get themselves back into good physical condition.

Posted by: LB Buddy at September 10, 2006 02:37 PM

My best wishes to you on your efforts!!! I've been working on my own "getting back in shape" for awhile. Hang in there. I'm rootin' for ya!

Posted by: keysunset at September 11, 2006 08:21 AM