October 11, 2010

I Might as Well Exercise.....

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Ahhhhh....exercise!

I have a love/hate relationship with it. What about you? I always feel great when I'm done, but I DREAD getting started.

When I was a teenager I had a Garfield poster that read:

"I might as well exercise, I'm in a bad mood anyway."

That pretty much sums up my attitude about exercise.

To get myself motivated to exercise I have tried several techniques:

1. I keep an exercise calendar and put a sticker or "gold star" every day that I get my workout. I start to see that I am on all roll and I don't want to break the chain. I plan my workout on the calendar for the week so that I don't have any excuse not to get it done.

2. I set my DVR to record my favorite shows and I tell myself that I am not allowed to watch my shows unless I am on my recumbent bike or treadmill. This has been very effective in getting me out of bed!

3. I used to work just a couple miles away from my home. I would leave about 30 minutes before I was expected at work and walk there. It was a really nice walk. I had to go to work, so I thought that I might as well walk there and get my exercise done as well.

4. I've always required great tunes while I exercise. As I have "matured" I have really enjoyed books on tape and podcasts that can be downloaded to my ipod. They keep my mind interested and I get so caught up in the story or the discussion that time flies!

5. And then there is always this way of thinking that gets me to exercise: "If I exercise this morning....I'll be able to eat something yummy tonight when I go out!"

The secret is: Whatever gets you to exercise...DO IT! Make it fun. Give yourself goals and incentives. Remember how good a morning workout makes you feel when you can't drag yourself out of bed at 5 am!

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104 comments:

Melody said...

So, I am currently on a diet, UGH! But, at the same time, I agree that when I'm finished I always feel WAY better. Here is my funny story. My 2 year old daughter LOVES me to take her for walks in the stroller. The other day it was almost sunset and I said "Bailey, lets go for a walk." I literally put my child in the stroller at almost dark and walked to the grocery store (a mile and a half) just to buy sugar-free chocolate! Yes, I was that desperate for chocolate and I told myself, Melody, you can't have this unless you walk there! Too bad sugar free chocolate is FULL of Sugar Alochol which causes MAJOR diarrhea! Yeah, I guess I ate a little too much. But hey, I lost NINE pounds this week! :)

meeyeehere said...

I can tell a different funny story for all these contest because I am such a dope!
One time I was running up a flight of stairs and I must admit I felt like Rocky but when I got almost to the top I fell off the side that had no railing and landed on my knees way down 2 flights on concrete.I was sore but unharmed for some reason
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Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

None of my exercise stories are that crazy, except that I started running on the treadmill to combat negative energy after taking a class with a really awful professor... and I fell in love with it! Now I can barely go a day without my treadmill time. And when I have really dry reading to do, doing it while walking on the treadmill is the only way it gets done. I think mostly because I'm stuck there until its finished. :P

Stephanie said...

Was trying out the jogging stroller for the first time and got so caught up in figuring out the music part didn't realize my little guy wasn't strapped in properly and was bend over at the waist. Maybe not so funny but poor guy didn't even fuss.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Mysharona said...

I can't repeat my funniest one, but let's just say it involves something sticking to my leg as I was running during a time of the month.

sweepmom said...

Years ago, before I was a mom, I was out shopping with my niece. She was maybe two or three at the time. As I was making my purchases, I set her up on the counter so she wouldn't run away on me. To my horror, she pointed to my breast and loudly said "Charlie eats here". I was mortified. To clarify, Charlie is her brother and her mother breast fed him. EEEEK!

buzzd said...

I too have struggled with a treadmill. I was running fine then I had a thought about being tired and lost my footing and kind of shot off of it onto the floor. My little dog came running to me and I laid there and laughed about it. I guess I am not the most coordinated person.

Pets and their people said...

I have to say, I am a klutz, always have been, always will be. So I should not be surprised by my results with "the Firm" videos years back and I know my hubby is not surprised. He in fact warned me....I bought the whole series and all the gadgets that went with it,including the step. When I bough the step hubby said "are you sure that's a good idea?" I of course became very indignant and told him it's only a couple of inches off the ground, how much damage can I do to myself" Well, I found out pretty quickly...I did fine at first, but then it came to a part where the tempo picked up and I had to go front to back instead of side to side and on my third step back up I tripped over the step, fell face first into the tv, broke the screen, got a gash in my forehead , had to get 6 stitches. So yeah, the step was put away quickly, never to see the light of day again.

snowluvnferret said...

Walking out of the Oakland Colliseum after a Raider game years ago. Jus twalking and chatting.... till I missed the BRIGHTLY PAINTED yellow curb and sevearly sprained my ankle. A trip to the ER and crutches and I was fine.. but my sister has never let me hear the end of it.

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allysona said...

ii just joined a gym for the 1 st time at age 52....not a funny story but boy have things changed...but i could still keep up with those young things

Jenndiggy said...

We were once playing volleyball in gym class in jr. high. There was a basketball game that night, so the boards were down,. I hit the volleyball, it went off course and into the basket and the buzzer sounded and 2 points went up for the away team!

jenndiggy at gmail dot com

EyeBeeLeaveEweHoney said...

I was in a local production of Oliver! A couple of us realized after we were already in make-up and costumes that we hadn't gone to pick up the "thank you" gift we had ordered for the director. So with less than 20 minutes to curtain, I grabbed my car keys and hopped in my car. I drove the 5 miles to the shop and grabbed the gift and was looked at by a couple of people, but really wasn't too concerned. Then I got back in the car and started my trip back to the theater.

I was pulled over by a police officer and was about to cry when I thought this meant I would miss the opening for sure. I reached for my purse and as I did I noticed that my bodice had come loose. At some point between getting dressed and now the ties on my already low-cut barmaid's dress had loosened and now my breasts were barely 1/4 covered.

The police officer appeared at my window. He looked at my face, covered in thick stage makeup, looked at my exposed niblets, looked up and down my dress, looked at my period footwear and paused. "I am not even going to ask". He waved at me to leave.

I started to thank him, but he stopped me. "Either you are really late and I wanna caution you to slow down, or you are somehow involved in some sort of "recreation" that I am quite sure I don't wanna know about."
He then turned and left.

I drove cautiously back to the theater and ran in, begging for someone to secure my dress. I was beet red, and horrified. Everyone just assumed I was rushing back. No one ever found out that I was really blushing from embarrassment.

Susan said...

My son has always cracked me up, but this time we had tears in our eyes we were laughing so hard.

My son wanted to go with my brother and sister-in-law, and we kept telling him that he couldn't go. Finally he asked why, so I told them "Her grandma died. They are going to her funeral." He asked, "What's a funeral?" I told him, "It is where you go and see someone laying in their coffin." He replied with a big smile on his face, "Now I know you are kidding, if she was dead, she wouldn't be laying there coughing!"

Yep, even my sister-in-law got a kick out of the difference between laying in their coffin and laying there coughing.

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

Susan said...

My son has always cracked me up, but this time we had tears in our eyes we were laughing so hard.

My son wanted to go with my brother and sister-in-law, and we kept telling him that he couldn't go. Finally he asked why, so I told them "Her grandma died. They are going to her funeral." He asked, "What's a funeral?" I told him, "It is where you go and see someone laying in their coffin." He replied with a big smile on his face, "Now I know you are kidding, if she was dead, she wouldn't be laying there coughing!"

Yep, even my sister-in-law got a kick out of the difference between laying in their coffin and laying there coughing.

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

lisa said...

I find it helps if I reward myself with cake after I exercise.

I was recently reminded of the time I forgot to put on a skirt and left the house. I was wearing a slip. Nobody told me and I didn't notice until I was home and went to take off my skirt. It was still hanging in the closet.

msmith572@yahoo.com

Natalia said...

I asked my 4 year old son to clean his toys from the floor. His answer: Why I must do all the lame job in this house?!
natatheangel at yahoo dot com

mmentor said...

sign me up

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I have been attending water areobics and have been losing weight. A few weeks ago I noticed that the other people in my class were staring at me. I looked down and my chest had come out of my suit while jumping around! So embarrassing! Worth it for the weight loss though.
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Joy said...

I try to exercise by walking but recently my stroller broke so i have to pull my 3 year old behind me in the wagon. Its kind of hard plus here in TX its often in the high 90's. After pulling my DD for 2 miles in the hot sun we reach home and she says from the pillow she is reclining on in the wagon.."i'm too tired to move can you carry me inside."

clc408 said...

When my son moved into his first apartment while away at college, I got a phone call. It seems he used the dishwasher for the first time and left the apartment for class. When he returned, there was a foot of suds all over the kitchen floor. He didn't know there was a difference between dish soap and automatic dishwashing detergent.

Having just moved in, he had only two bath towels and two kitchen towels, so I loaded the trunk with every towel and rag I owned and made a 2 1/2 hour drive to his rescue!

sarah said...

Mine is pretty similar to your second one - I put a tv set in front of the treadmill and I only allow myself to watch my favorite reality show guilty pleasures if I exercise while doing so. And since, of course, I can't resist these ridiculous shows, at least my body gets a workout even when my mind doesn't. :)

elizabeth p said...

My story isn't so much about me but my boss. She was on the treadmill and she was hoofin' it! Suddenly the power went out and the next thing I heard was WHAM!, she hit the wall and asked me what I had done. You can not laugh at your boss, that is just asking for trouble. But she was so shocked, and the look on her face was hysterical. She was ok but it was funny! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Emily N. said...

Here's a clip from one of my favorite shows. It's easy to lose weight if you can't get the food into your mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78belG9hq2c

sodahoney said...

At 46 I started through menopause and my weigh ballooned. I couldn't cross my legs, I couldn't stoop and reach the plants in my garden. I decided to do something. One routine at a time.
Today I am 65 and female and work out daily. I love the look on the faces of the yougsters when I lift. It brings a smile to my face.

sodahoney said...

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Lori said...

Well I don't have many, because I really hate to exercise, but I do have some pretty funny walking stories...I was walking around the neighborhood and pushing my baby in her stroller and I saw my husband pulling into the house after work, so I tried to look really tired and sweaty and acted like I just ran several miles with the baby...when really I just started! HAHAHAHA!

I ended up telling him later that night! LOL.

chichibeans said...

I saw the funniest billboard in front of a local church the other day. It read

Honk if you love Jesus!

Text while you drive if you want to meet him!

I bursted out laughing not at the meaning behind it but because of the cleverness of the sign.

tesashel said...

I have a cat that is particularly interested in wrapping herself around your legs while walking (or rather tripping around) on the treadmill!
tesashel225 (@) aol (.com)

simone/ thebubbledies said...

Nothing really that funny, although ever since I had my son I can't do jumping jacks because everything doesn't really stay in the same way it used to - if you know what I mean... Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

Chelsea said...

My life in general is funny right now. My husband and I are new parents of a 7 week old baby. Every day is something new. The funniest thing is my husband's aversion to spit up and baby pee. :)

chelsea (at) rootsandrings(dot)com

lswalton9 said...

I do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

Shel said...

My daughter has a stuffed llama she keeps on her bed..his name is "Karl". Our dog Bailey loves any stuffed animals and constantly sneaks into Danielle's room and tries to steal her "babies". The other day, Bailey got Karl and took off running with Danielle right behind her. Danielle yelled "Stay strong Karl!!!!"

shel704 at aol dot com

Patricia said...

My dog motivates me to move. He doesn't allow less than at least a half mile walk twice each day. When he gets tired he turns around and jumps up on his hind legs with his arms stretched out for me to carry him back!

gmissycat said...

Little joke:

Q. IN WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU LEARN TO MAKE ICE CREAM?

A. IN SUNDAY SCHOOL :-)

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Tweeted here too!
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Ravzie said...

I have been on the same diet for years and years. It is called the "Try Not To Eat So Much Crap" diet. It has no specific rules, so it is very easy to follow, LOL.

miriama said...

Not particularly funny but it fits my life. I have put on so much weight and decided to get off my butt. Nothing going to stop me this time. Yeah...nothing but overdoing it on the treadmill. I pulled a tendon and can barely walk, wearing a brace on my leg and thinking..no pain no gain? Yeah...sure...

Tracy R said...

I can't think of anything particularly funny, except I exercise but probably still eat way too much chocolate, then I tend to wonder why the weight isn't falling off.

lwoods297 said...

When I was 8 months pregnant, a little boy at the store asked why my belly was so big. His mom explained that I had a baby in my belly. He looked at me strangely for a second then asked, "Why did you eat a baby?"
lwoods297 at centurytel dot net

Annie said...

New ipod playlists!

LLB said...

I am a runner, so I sign up for a race! That keeps me running. It also keeps me cross-training and strength-training because I know my runs will suffer without the extra exercise!

"F" said...

I went on that HCG diet almost 2 years ago. I had been trying everything to lose some wight after the birth of my 2nd child. I walked in thinking I was not that fat and then the Dr himself told me I would have to do the diet maybe 3 times (lose 45-50 LBS) in order for people to think I am pretty. He said people treat Fat people different and I didn't want people to feel that way about me. Well, Long story short the Diet pretty much put in medical care and I had to lose wight the old fashion way. My children love going on walks and playing at the park so I got over the depression about my body and stared living life with a smile and guess what it worked.
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M.A. said...

I'm a bit faster than my husband so when we excercise-walk together he greets everyone we pass by saying "My mother always told me not to marry a fast woman!"

sksweeps said...

I had just started using the Wii Fit and was doing the aerobics/stepping. My pants were a bit baggy, but I did want them a bit loose to be able to move. Then, as I was stepping, I realized that maybe they were a bit too loose... picture: step, step, tug (up), step, step, tug... got some good belly exercise out of the laughs of what I must have looked like!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

Angel Jacklyn said...

Oh my god I recently went on a date and to my astonishment, I completely embarrassed myself. On the way back to the car (after we had just eaten) I took a step down from the curb and then it happened... I FARTED! LOUD! I wanted to die. That was my first and last date with him. Yup, good going huh?? kytah00@yahoo.com

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Kerry said...

I have the Wii fitness coach and if you don’t log into it for awhile….well, she has a snarky tone that scolds you about it. My kids always remind me that she’s going to be mad if I don’t do the Wii pretty soon! I guess that's one way to get motivated. At least she can't reach out and slap me!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/29179669327
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dawns41 said...

I tried one of those Simmons Oldies programs and my mom is better at it.
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jillyrh said...

I ran right off the back of the treadmill at the gym watching a cute guy walk by and yes, he noticed me too as soon as I did that. Argh!

jillyrh said...

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mrssquigg said...

When my eldest son was 9 months old I was all about working out to get back into (hopefully!) pre-baby shape. So I pop in the usual VHS (yeah, now you know I'm old!!) tape and put him in his crib nearby. About half way through he gets the giggles while watching me and I was laughing so hard I couldn't finish the workout.


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Laura said...

I decided to take an exercise class last year - bad idea. First I couldn't keep up with all the different moves, then I tripped on the step and finally I fell off the giant ball that we were doing sit-ups on. Now I exercise at home.

Princess Golden Hair said...

I have a story that's funny now but wasn't so funny then. I was running on the treadmill and my husband yelled out in an urgent voice. Instead of turning of the treadmill and then going down stairs I turned to step off with the motor still running. I fell down and hurt myself.

teechbiz at gmail dot com

turboterp said...

I split the seat of my workout pants during a session on the Elliptical Trainer and didn't notice until I changed in the locker room. The worst part: the machine I was on was in the front row, which means everyone behind me got a look at my less-than-stellar undies.

Barbara said...

So one day I was doing an exercise program "on demand" called something like "booty beat"...you can only imagine me dancing around the living room shaking my booty... when I realized the guy (who I had forgotten about) had come to measure our front bay window! Mortified I crawled out of site until he left! Hahaha! I now belong to the YMCA!

Chisum's Crew said...

I jog the trails on our acreage as the weather allows. My dogs accompany more often than not. T was a little behind and decided to dart in front of me to take lead. Not sure why he stopped and looked back at me but it sent us tumbling head over paws. Funny now, but not at the time. :D trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

marybug2 said...

A patient comes to a doctor, who asks him:

- Do you smoke?
- No.
- Do you drink?
- No.
- Do you eat fast food?
- No.
- Don't worry, I'll find something anyways..

marybug2@yahoo.com

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The Murray Crew said...

My quadruplet 3 y/o boys were recently the unplanned entertainment in a hotel lobby full of dressed up people. They started belting out "kumbaya my Lord" and before I could stop them they had the attention of the whole room. Everyone was laughing and smiling at them, so I allowed them to continue...

shiloh said...

Way back in the day, when electric treadmills were new, I tried one out. When I got winded, I stopped... With no thought that the treadmill had to be turned off first. Not sure I made a cute heap on the floor, and really felt the contraption was dangerous and something to be avoided at all cost.

shelley said...

When I was a teen I was in dance it was good exercise and I loved it. Well are skirts for the recital where these wrap around skirts that snapped with one snap to keep it closed. Well in one part of the dance we say on the floor and spinned around on our behinds. Well as I went to stand back up and the snap must have came undone from the spin and I stood up to continue dancing and my skirt was on the floor. I was so embarrassed but it's so funny to think about it now! I remember going to dance the next day and hearing the teacher telling the class now noone laugh at Shelley when she walks in. I was mortified!! LOL!!

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Rikk Connelly said...

I lost 30 pounds in the last year and honestly it wasn't exercise.. because if I did that, I may end up in the hospital.
When my daughter was little, I was trying to show her how to jump rope.. and got tangled up and twisted my knee bad.
My son was on his skateboard and asked if I wanted to try. A 48 year old woman and a skateboard is not a good combo. lol
Needless to say, my kids don't ask me for exercise advise

Tammy said...

My mom bought our family a wii fit board and game for Christmas. The kids were reading the comments about their lack of balance and we were all laughing. My mom about fell out of her chair when my hubby stepped on and pretended to read "One at a time please!"

Julieh said...

I was about 2 weeks into a new running program, and I had lost about 5 pounds. I was on the right track, when I tripped over my dog's leash and broke my foot! Now I am a couch potato and I don't want to be. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

mickeyfan said...

I took a part time job at a gym. Day 1: fitness director (same age as my son) decided I needed to know how to use EVERY machine in the place. Nearly killed me. Next day, I could barely get out of bed.

katfam95 said...

I've recently lost almost 20 lbs. The other morning I woke up, got out of bed and my pajama bottoms fell to the floor. I guess they are too big now!

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paula michele said...

My SIL was over. Her and my husband were going to play the Wii Fit Board. She decided just to play under my MIL's profile. When she stepped on the board it asked her why she had gained 10 lbs. It then told her she was obese. The last straw was when it made her avatar really wide and told her she was like a 65 year old. It was her 45th birthday. She was yell, "Well freaking birthday to me." Then she said, "That's it, I don't want a stupid Wii." I was laughing so hard it gave me an asthma attack :)

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PauleyD said...

My funniest diet story is my period of experimentation with diet food. Apparently, most low cal, sugar free foods have an unwelcome side effect. Suffice it to say, without getting graphic, that I took many trips to the restroom.

I have learned that for me, it is better to eat balanced meals with "real" ingredients rather than food laden with sugar or fat substitutes.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

dhunt said...

Would love to win!!

kroch said...

When I was 16 I was at a skating rink with my friends. I bent down to retie my skate and my pants split right down the middle. Thankfully my friend had a sweatshirt that I was able to tie around my waist.

Dancehottie1621@aol.com

mail4rosey said...

The first time I got a stair climber (back in the 80's) was at a gym. I was happy and being uber competitive, trying to outdue my sister-in-law who was with me (I'd already smoked her with endurance and speed on the treadmill). She got on the stair climber and began to workout. I got on and couldn't make it go. Every single time I tried to get it to go up, I'd sink down. It was hilarious, and just what I deserved for being such a geek. Luckily, she (my s-i-l)still loves me. :)

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Alicia said...

No funny stories. But it is amazing how much of a habit it becomes. I HATE to exercise - I HATE to sweat. But I'm used to it now & my body expects it. I'll try to go without walking one day and 10-11 PM I'll find myself on the treadmill without even a conscious thought about it.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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anny32 said...

i took my son with me to the gym after work and hes not allowed in the gym area so he sat at the smoothy bar till i was done. i was so hungry afterwards that we went next door to the china buffet and had a feast. i burned calories before and had the fat nappies afterward. o well. dont build a gym next to a buffet =)
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Valancia said...

This was so funny and I wish I would of gotten it on video but I didn't anyways our kitty girl was sitting out on our front stoop and the neighbor over on the other road's Bulldog came in the yard around our decorative wall near the front stoop. Our kitty spied him and took off after him with her tail in FULL spread-ness and Straight up and Man ... You ought to see that big doggy run! He ran clear down the road, up the hill and out of our sight even though our kitty stopped at the edge of our yard about 50 feet out.Was so cute to see we all had a good laugh.

Erica C. said...

My guy and I started a crazy exercise program not too long. After the first day of it, we both just laid on the floor. We fell asleep and woke up in sweat not long after. It was definitely gross, but it was prety funny because our dogs had came over and just slept next to us.

michtuck said...

This past May, I ended up in the hospital due to some serious issues with my health. I'm 35 years old and morbidly obese. I'm too young for the kind of health problems that arose. So the day I got out of the hospital, and every day since then I've been living my life, and not letting food rule my world. Well, I also started working out at Curves and we walked every night too (we, as in my whole extended family got really scared right along with me and started eating right and exercising too). Anyway, we motivate each other on a daily basis to get the job done. All together (there are 3 of us) we've lost 80 lbs. Anyway, one day I went into my local Curves, and they had a new machine set up. It was a stretch machine. I looked at it like it was a torture apparatus ready to condem me for all the years I tortured my body. But I tried it anyway. I walked over to it after my workout and began following all the instructions. There is one that you lift your leg (foot to butt) and put your foot on a bar to hold you steady to get a stretch. I hefted my big ole foot up there, and as soon as it was there, I said loudly "AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH". Everyone looked at me like I was giving birth. I wasn't giving birth, I was being ripped apart. I was envisioning my leg muscle just ripping right apart. After I stayed there for about 15 seconds I felt a little better, but that wasn't before the trainer came running over to see if I was dying. I love that torture device now. :) I never knew what I was missing. I've just got to say, if I can work out and get my large behind up and moving, please know that you can. No matter your physical limitations, you can always do something. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Heather W said...

Not too funny, but one time I was on our treadmill and the tv remote fell to the ground and changed channels. I didn't want to stop and get it, so I kept running while watching the soap opera that turned on. I ended up running every day at that time and got sucked into the show! :-/
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Betty C said...

I'm not sure my story is considered funny or just stupid. I've almost always had a treadmill but they were the old fashioned ones that weren't motorized. I had totaled my exercise bike and posted a request on Freecycle for replacement. No one responded to that but one lady had a treadmill she wanted to give away. It's great, runs well and has all the electronic counters and gizmos.
One day I wasn't really paying attention to what I was doing and hopped on and turned it on. I realized it wasn't moving so I bumped up the speed - WAY TOO MUCH!
It shot me off, I grabbed the side bar and dislocated my shoulder and right now it sits there looking like the beast waiting to grab a bite of me again. I just can't make myself plan a full workout on it.

Its Just Me said...

I remember one time, I was on a diet. I vowed to eat better foods, such as fruits and veggies.

Well one day I go in to make me some spinach salad, and realize my spinach is gone. I ask around the house, to see what happened. My nephew then tells me, "Oh I gave that to the rabbit, I thought it was his snack."

So there you go, I guess I eat rabbit food. LOL

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slehan said...

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (not funny) and my doctor recommended swimming as good exercise for me.
I hadn't been swimming for many, many years and had forgotten how to swim and still keep breathing. I managed to inhale a bit while under water and came up spluttering. I now swim 3 times a week and love it, but it was a hard beginning.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

http://twitter.com/slehan/status/1362061820960768

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/11/laughing-for-150.html

Harriett said...

I have to brainwash my self in order to get into exercise mode!

elango said...

I really don't exercise enough to have any funny stories, but it seems strange that there is this little used trail near my work and quite a few times the only person I see on the trail is someone I know from a previous job. Oh and on that same trail I turned a corner and stopped dead in my tracks becuase there was a deer on the trail about 10 feet away from me. It sortof just looked at me for a few seconds like I was bothering it then ran away.

dddiva @ discriminating_diva(at)yahoo(dot)com said...

We had one of the nicer treadmills (wide) in Alaska and Mischief and Mayhem (our Huskies) would sometimes get on with me.
When Mischief got tired he'd just let himself get zhusshed off the end like the Jetson's dog.

susan1215 said...

I was so proud of myself because I was going to start walking and get into shape. My husband was skeptical I could do it. I left the house after dinner and started walking saying I would walk for 1 hour. I admit I got worn out about 1/2 through so I stopped at the park to rest and started talking to someone I knew for about 1/2 hour then I went back home. My husband said he was impressed that I acutally walked 1 hour. I said see I told you I could do it, untill my son pipes up that he saw me at the park sitting for the last 1/2 hour. I was busted.

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/1393348359225344

susan said...

It is so tough to diet all the time! When I eat something it goes right to my hips! And when I diet I get irritable. But it has to be done! suelee1998@ gmail.com

April said...

I'm not on a diet but I do need to exercise more. Thanks for the encouragement. The funny story: One Christmas, way back when my niece was 3 or so, my mother asked her what she wanted for Christmas. Her immediate answer? A credit card.

carolpie said...

I have to as I have arthritis and so it is a must. If I don't I will be in great pain, so you just do it. I make my hubby also because he had a heart attack and he doesn't want me walking alone. We do uphill and down and for 50 minutes and I sweat like a pig!
My granddaughter asked me the other day "Nana, why are your teeth yellow?" LOL
spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

Jinxy and Me said...

I try to exercise while I babysit my nephew. I do things like run around the park with him and then when he is playing by himself I'll do squats and things like that - I admit sometimes I look as bit goofy doing it!

nesta 67 {at} live dot com

ShesAnAngel said...

One thing that's funny is my chihuahua who wants to be really near me even when I am working out so he keeps trying to sit on my lap if I am doing a sit down exercise and of course this doesn't work out very well!

justine417@comcast.net

guettel78 said...

I play tennis regularly, but this year I wasn't as careful with my choice of apparel as I should have been. In my haste to get to the courts on time, I threw on a pair of white shorts, not realizing I still had on the Sesame Street boxer shorts a friend had bought me as a joke (but which I grew fond of). Long story short, as I started to sweat more, more of Bert and Ernie were peeking through. :) I still won the match though!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

scarter305 said...

During a marathon in France, I couldnt find a port a potty so I went into the field with the grape vines. When I came out my friends said we are never drinking wine again. That lasted about 2 hours!

scarter305 at aol dot com

Atreau said...

When I first started Weight Watchers, I could barely fit into anything.

After months, my sweat pants still fit but were getting more and more lose.

One day while on the treadmill, they started slipping off my body.

masonsgranny59 said...

My friend got a tread mill and ask me to start exercising with her. When my turn came I got on and turned it up way to high and ended up in the floor.
Was hurting and laughing @ at one time.
That was the end of my tread mill exercising. We went to playing badmitton.

Ardy22 said...

I try to workout at least twice a week maybe 3. I do aerobics, stretching, and light weights.

About a month ago, my two cats were more than frisky one morning. No matter what I could not get them to leave me alone while doing some situps. I then proceeded to do leg stretches and lo and behold there they were thinking it was play time. I decided I would hold one in each hand and used them as weights. It only lasted less than a minute and they must have thought I was nuts.

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Betty C said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/1533379820392448

susan1215 said...

I try to keep myself motivated by watching shows on my DVR while I walked on my treadmill. One day I got too involved with the show because instead of turning the treadmill off I turned it to go faster and I fell down. Ouch

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susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/2008622468960256

Kimberly said...

This past March, I was so pumped to run this 5K because I thought it might be the first time I went sub-30. I had my race tunes in, I stretched, I got my head in it. The gun went off, and I went. Too bad I followed everyone - and everyone just happened to be cutting the course short. I ended up doing just 2.75 miles and missed my official sub-30 5K (though I was on pace).

Sharon H said...

My funny story is that my daughter used to call construction paper - destruction paper! LOL So cute!

sehudson2006@yahoo.com

Regina said...

i got all high and mighty and decided i was going to start P90X . all i can say is WOW after the first week i don't know how i was walking still let alone able to move. I invited my friend over to try it with me she got half way through the video and laid on the floor crying no more and making snide comments on how in the world people could do it. ... it was funny i couldn't complete the workout that day

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