Friday, June 27, 2008

I smell like an Old Person

Well, I've done it. I have done something that I have never really accomplished before. I have started an exercise routine.
I decided that I needed to get rid of the 'office weight' I have accumulated, and I am not willing to count points or starve, and so I finally had enough of myself.
Now I am a person who struggles with sleep. I fall asleep fine, its just the waking up at 2 or 3 am, and staying up, that bothers me. During this time I have watched an infomercial or two. One caught my eye, and I watched all these skinny, ab endowed girls dancing around....and I was sucked in. Now, not to worry, I was not sucked into "4 easy payments of $19.99" plus shipping and handling. But in wisdom, I bought the dvd from ebay....and set to work.

I am not athletic, I have never been athletic....and this is the most intense thing I have ever done. So, every day for the past 11 days, my sister-in-law, comes downstairs and together we kick and punch and crunch and so on. It took 6 days before I could do the whole workout without sitting down and resting. Did I mention that I do this all, with weights on my hands as well?
Now I have noticed a difference....an inch in the waist, 1/2 an inch in the hips....and the shorts I bought two weeks ago are now too big.
The downside?
10 years ago, I was in a horrible sporting accident. I was playing monkey in the middle, with a mcdonalds toy, when my friend took me out, dislocating my knee and shattering my knee cap. Ow.
And, oh, how that has come back to haunt me. The pain and swelling.....not so good.....and so every night I slather on the old people sore joints cream........and head off to bed. Little Ruby's eyes are watering as I cuddle up to her..........
at least I like the smell of wintergreen.

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