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Aging Anatomy Exercise Guilt


April 30, 2013

The sun is shining.  The air is comfortably dry, definitely a good hair day.  A slight breeze is blowing.  Even before I step outside I can see nature’s glory through the windows and I smile.  Then I frown.  I frown because I suddenly recall the promise I made to myself early this morning just before I rose from my bed.  I would go to the gym today.  Instantly, the day grows dark!

It’s sad but true.  I have become such a gym-o-phobe that even the prospect of donning a sports bra can wreck my entire day.   But perhaps “phobe” is not an accurate suffix to explain my response to this house of dumbbells.  I don’t exactly fear the gym; I out-and-out hate it!

This attitude represents a serious and almost unrecognizable change from my former self.  There was a time in my life, extending over many years, that going to the gym was an integral part of my schedule.  At least three times a week, there I was, the cardio fitness queen, pounding away on the treadmill and Stair Master.   With the fierceness of a warrior, I fought   against flab, torturing my individual body parts on machinery that looked like it might have been designed by Torquemada for the Spanish Inquisition.

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Mea Culpa

January 31, 2013

This is so awkward!

stock-susanThe situation in which I currently find myself is both embarrassing and humbling.  But I must be strong and endure the humiliation of a public confession.

Over the past year, I have written about the tiny, but not insignificant, imperfections in my married life.  I have shared with you the fact that my husband constantly loses things, makes a mess in the kitchen, hogs the remote control, and two weeks ago, how he micro-manages my driving.  (Hang on to this last one.  It has relevance to what follows.) Through it all, and a tribute to his true character, he has remained a good sport, actually aiding and abetting me by taking the photographs for many of my blogs.

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