Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Do you pay to sweat?

I don't like to perspire. I don't like to sweat. I don't like to glow or any of those other cutesy terms either. I have things to do. Important things! And many of them require me to sit. Who said eating? Come here so I can slap you!
Because I am such a good friend, I couldn't say no to my pal Theresa when she called a few weeks ago and said we should join a gym. Sure, Theresa. I've been saying that for years. Is our lunch date tomorrow or next week? What? You mean we should join now? By Friday so that we can enroll for $5? I couldn't turn down the chance to save money.
We joined Planet Fitness. We both want to lose weight and be more fit. Praying about it hasn't been the answer. Apparently God expects us to DO something about it. Like move. And sweat. And pay for it.
What is it about so many of us that we don't do things on our own like diet and work out? We know what we should be doing but it takes paying someone to weigh us (Weight Watchers) or joining a gym to walk on a treadmill before we get serious. If it is free (done strictly on our own) we don't tend to stick to it.

Having a buddy helps too. I won't keep her waiting on the days she picks me up and I can't roll over for another 30 minutes of sleep when it is my turn to drive.
In my next life, I want to have a metabolism that burns up ooey gooey sweet things first and turns them into nicely defined muscles, glorious hair, fabulous nails and dazzling teeth. Paula Deen could be my personal chef and nothing would stick to my hips despite her love of butter.

Until that happens, I will be spending this life at the gym a few days per week. If you see me there, feel free to wave hello. I might not return the wave until the underarm dingle-dangle disappears but I'll give you a nod. I might even say hello if I'm not too out of breath.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Knitty! You traitor! You are joining the ranks of those who work out??? Oh, you shame the rest of us! LOL!

Loved this post...


Sheila :-)

Kelli said...

Oh how I wish I lived closer to you! I'd certainly beg and plead to join you at the gym. Here I have no one willing or able to keep me on my toes when it comes to working out. That and I'm lazy. ;)

Anonymous said...

My elementary best-friend's mother used to say "Horses Sweat, Men perspire, ladies glow". It reminded me of that when I saw your post. I keep thinking I'll go back to water aerobics. Brrrrr first. Hot 2d. Brrrrr at the end, all the way home. Jenn

Blondie's Journal said...


Your post was too those cartoons. But you really are doing yourself a favor. I no longer worry about the jiggles as much as my heart and lungs. I too, think I would do better if I had a partner. I joined the same fitness center on two occasions years apart, and both times no one so much as spoke to one another. No one even smiled, but I guess that is to be expected considering what we were there for. I just felt it to be a lonely experience.

Well I do have my treadmill, exercise bike and DVD's, just no company...And like Kelli, I will admit to being lazy!! ;-)


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Angie said...

I love the "Excercise: It's the Poor Man's Plastic Surgery" sign.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I'm allergic to exercise. Honestly. My poor thighs and face break out in hives...*sigh* I do walk on a treadmill every day, though...good luck m'dear on your new exercise program!

Sewconsult said...

I am getting some new exercise activity! Unfortunately, it is the middle of the night, tossing & turning because of the steroid shot for my knee that I finally gave into. Pain level way down, but agitation level WAY up!
Congratulations for making the exercise commitment.

Nettie said...

I haven't joined a gym...but i've got a treadmill (dusty as it seems to stuff up the modem connected to the computer) & also an exercise bike circa 1985 (old world type exercise bike)...they don't get much's boring...even listening to the ipod while "working out".
I do like to try & go for at least a 30minute walk each day or every other day or maybe once a week...but not on my own.
I do however play tennis for 1 hour every Friday morning (weather permitting) with hubbie...that's my workout routine...somehow though it isn't really working too well...I haven't put on any weight I don't seem to have lost any either...blahhhh!!!
"Middle Age" is the catch phrase...everything takes longer to budge apparently due to that!...Bite me! that's my reply.

Oh, pass me another chocolate piece please...I just went for a 30 minute walk...I think I've earned it...hahahaha

Chatty Crone said...

I HATE to sweat too!