Thursday, July 1, 2010

Even the dog fights me on this.

Every day there are distractions to my workout routine.

Every. Day.

The weather's against me.On the days I want to run, it rains. And, it has rained here practically every day at the exact time that I would run.

My children are against me. They are always harassing me to cook supper.

My husband's against me. He complains of not having any white t-shirts.

The calendar's against me. There's always some holiday or vacation that causes me to either skip exercise or eat way too much. We leave for vacation Sunday, which means I won't be working out for a week and will be back to square one when I get back.

My age is against me. I am pretty young ... pretty much. But, there are tiny clues that I'm not as young as I used to be and it's really beginning to irritate me.

Like when I stick in that stupid Jillian Michael's DVD, or worse, P90X ('cause I do some of the workouts now and then just for fun, not because I'm doing the whole program ... I don't have the desire or the discipline ...) and they have me "warm up" with those dumb arm circles that cause you to look like you're about to take flight, and I literally hear a grinding sound happening amongst my shoulder bones ... constant grinding ...

Like when I do the equally painful leg raises for the ever-popular ab workout, and my right hip pops every time I lower my legs ...

Like when I go down for a squat, and my knees ache and start to swell (that's always fun) ...

I'm thinking I may have to head over to the physical therapy center across the street to join their water aerobics class with all the other seventy-year-olds.

Or there's always this option.


Not really.

And, last but not least, the dog's even against me. I can't do one single crunch or push-up without Roxy Belle being in my face despite my shooing.

Do you know how hard it is to do ab work with a dog on your stomach?

Despite all these factors, I did and do work out. But, geesh ... it's hard sometimes. Can't a girl just get a break?

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1 Comment:

TAMS said...

I'm glad I am not the only one feeling a little bit "ancient" these days. My leg pops too..I thought there was something wrong with me. LOL Thanks once again, for putting a smile on my face.