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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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