Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I exercised today. Guilt made me do it...or gratitude--you pick. Last night my niece Annie was here and she was bemoaning (great word, bemoaning) her injured knee and the way it keeps her from her beloved exercise. (Annie lost a boatload of weight in 2007 and has kept it off for a year.)

So today, when I was (yet again) contemplating not exercising, I decided in honor of Annie I'd better stop being a whiner and be grateful that I can exercise. Sure, I'm as out-of-shape as a reject loaf at the Wonder Bread factory* (that's my favorite bad analogy EVER!), but at least my body has working joints and muscles. So I did rejoice exceedingly as I treadmilled this morning: hurray for knees! hurray for ankles! huzzah for hips! 

*Touring the Wonder Bread Factory was my favorite elementary school field trip of all time. Paper hat with Wonder Bread circles? Check. Tiny load of Wonder Bread for each of us? Check. 
But I don't think I've purchased a load of Wonder Bread in my entire life, so their advertising ploy didn't work. 


Wendi said...

I'm proud of you for exercising--whatever the reason! And this post is awesome from the picture all the way down to the analogy and field trip flashback. Bravo! :)

Wendi said...

...Or I should say "huzzah!" ;)

Anne Nichols said...
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Anne Nichols said...

Oh I'm so happy to hear that my gimpy knee is good for something. :)

I missed the yoga class last night, but I was able to do 30 mins on the elliptical machine (or "ecliptical" machine as a certain someone in our family calls it) and then did 20 minutes of abs. My knee didn't bother me at all the rest of the night and I was almost in (happy) tears about it. It's sore today, but I have hope that I'm finally on the road to recovery.

Also, I love the awesome pictures you create for your posts. Your Photoshop skills are beyond excellent. ;)