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Monday, October 6, 2008

Phelps Phever and other exercise programs that haven't quite worked out..

Jim covered the pool today and while I know I will appreciate the electric bill savings, I must admit I am rather sad. You see, in August I came down with Phelps Phever. In case you were in a coma during the Olympics you know that Michael Phelps is the record shattering swimming phenom who, very proudly I might add, hails from my state. After watching him swim night after night got me thinking " I have a pool, what is stopping me from using it as something other than the thing I sit comfortably next to in a chair, in the sun, reading a book. Could it be that if , I don't know, I moved around a bit in it I could possibly lose a couple pounds or maybe even compete?" You see my friends, that is how my mind works- Go big or go home; In for a penny, in for a pound; If you can't run with the big dogs..well, you see where I'm going with this. I am what some people would (and, if we're being honest, do) call "over the top." In my mind I am capable of mastering anything and in my quest for weight loss and fitness I leave no stone unturned. Consider the following:

-Hairdresser (Lesley) is extremely fit. One day she casually mentions that she roller blades. Fast forward to later that evening and I am the proud owner of a pair of $120 skates, knee and elbow pads (my Saner Half tried to push for a helmet but I held my ground.) 2 days later I am sprawled on the Cross Island Trail with split pants and youngest daughter Emily doubled over in hysterics.
- While in Barnes and Noble I happened to see a book on belly dancing in the clearance section. Minutes later I am on my way home with my "How could I not buy it, it's so cheap and it says I will build all kinds of muscle" book and got online to order everything I would need- Sexy Goodess camisole, belly dancing skirt (you need to hear the ching, ching of the metal fringe or you can't do it right) and a CD full of Indian like music so that I can "Dance my way to a fitter me" It didn't take me long to figure out it is very hard to practice a move while holding the book. When I casually mentioned to Saner Half that the DVD would be more helpful I was told that $150 was quite enough spent and to move on. And so..
- Ankle and wrist weights to help make my walks count. When they arrived in the mail they looked like home detention devices and I refused to wear them. I think they are now used to help hold down the pool cover.

The list goes on Hula Hoops, running and when I toyed with the idea of bike riding, because I saw the most adorable $600 purple bike, I was told by Saner Half that I am perfect just as I am. And you know what, he's right. But the other night I saw an advertisement for this new hot tub/exercise equipment combo.........

Congratulations Michael! As for me, there's always next summer.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It just Dawned on me that you are a nut. And I love you! I will read more @ home, I'm at work now, but I like what I see. I'll be sure to let my Italian Stallion get a glimpse of this! ~ Nat

JOSEPH GELB said...

swimming is fun

Susan said...

HeyDawn, they have some leopard flats at pinkice.com!

tmahan1975 said...

kinda like my tae bo tapes collecting dust on my entertainment center, my treadmill aka clothes hanger, or my monthly donation to the gym? i can totally relate!

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