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I'm Doing It

I'm doing the right thing and exercising.
I've got on my spandex. My weights are at my side and Denise Austin is on my DVR.
Usually I exercise when my girls are at school, but with Friday being a "Teacher Planning Day" they were at home, running all around, waiting for me to be done so they can make a fort out of my exercise mats.

My youngest sits on the couch and watches me. I ask if she would like to join me, but no. She says she doesn't feel like it. (Well neither do I! But anyway...) Next she says "Why don't you look like the women on the T.V.?" Well, I may be sweating more, and breathing harder, but I didn't think I was all that bad. 'What do you mean?' I ask. She says, "Those women are smiling."

Ah, yes. It's true. They are smiling. They are tan, in shape, with perfect hair and matching outfits. And they are smiling. What I want to say is 'Well Honey, those women are robots'. But I don't. Instead I respond with 'You need to go outside and play'.

Maybe Denise Austin will instruct us on how to smile while exercising on tomorrows show.

**** First posted at Beautiful! Fabulous!/Contributing writer ****

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18 comments:

  1. You are good! I can't do the video thing...those women/robots make me nuts! I have stared going back to the gym...it sure feels good to sweat it out! Have fun with Denise!

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  2. Denise always cracks me up because she can't keep time worth a crap! Then she gets off-count and does the awkward smile thing until she figures it out again. She's a hoot. Way to go on the exercise!

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  3. Loved it the second time around! Somethings in the air because I got on the treadmill and walked a good mile this morning! ;)

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  4. I am with you there... I have some really good workout DVD's , but I just have a hard time taking some of the seriously...remember those ones from the 90's with the loetards taht had the thong over it?... priceless

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  5. What a let down. You got me all excited with the post name "I'm doing it" so I click on your link and see the words sweating and breathing harder just to find out it's cause your exercising. Oh well. Good for you anyway.

    Party? What party. No one told me about a party. aren't you supposed to be in charge of making sure I know everything this week?

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  6. EXERCISE??!!

    Please dont fill the internet with that crazy talk.

    I have to change doctors every time the E word comes up...


    Jay

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  7. Sooo true.... they are robots they have to be!!

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  8. She is smiling because they are paying her to exercise. I think more people would come to the gym smiling if they were getting a check at the end!

    Sign me...Jenni "Fonda" Jiggety :-D

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  9. Smiling? BAH! I don't trust anyone who smiles when they're exercising! You gotta wonder what happy drugs these women were taking! LOL!

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  10. Smiling? That just seems wrong. Maybe they were drinking first.

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  11. In college we used to get stoned and watch those videos. They were HILARIOUS. That's my kind of workout.

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  12. I am oddly attracted to those work out videos. I can't stand to watch the Tae-Bo workouts with Billy Blanks though. All he does is wear a headset and walk around and yell at those ladies doing leg lifts. I'm always wanting to scream at the television screen for Billy to stop talking and start working out himself. He's a hippocrite.

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  13. Great job exercising, I so need to get to that point!

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  14. What is this exercise thing you speak of?
    I'm glad you are back, I was going through Anne withdrawls...xoxo!!!!

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  15. Ha, I love the "why don't you look like the women on the tv." That's priceless!! We will have to schedule a virtual work-out session together, does typing count as an exercise routine? Whenever I do an ab workout, where I'm on the floor doing crunches, my dog usually ends up trying to hump me. Oh, and thank you so much for helping out with the blog party!! You are so wonderful for doing so.

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  16. Too funny....they always do look too happy to be exercising!

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  17. Good for you! I HATE exercising. I hired a trainer b/c it's the only way i'll do it--but she's on maternity leave. I haven't done a single exercise since she left!!

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  18. Long ago I used to work out to Cindy Crawford's workout. Not only did it take me 10 min to sit on the pot, I had to have help getting up. It was ugly.

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