Thursday, February 19, 2009

Random

I am in Facebook Hell (stop)

Send help (stop)

Or Oreos, really, would be just as good.

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Speaking of Oreos, I went to the gym again this morning (I know! Twice in one week! Or as a friend asked me this morning, upon seeing me in work-out clothes, has hell frozen over????) There, I ran into another local mom I know. Now, this mom hires herself out as a personal trainer for good reason. She is fit, adorable, has a killer bod, and runs marathons on a regular basis. If she wasn't so stinking nice, I would be annoyed with her. As it is, you can't help but like her (and envy her toned thighs, all at the same time.) Those of you reading this locally know exactly who I'm talking about.

When I walked into the gym she said hello (with a look of surprise and bewilderment in her eyes, I'm sure, at the fact she's never seen hide nor hair of me in the gym) and asked what I was up to. I told her I wasn't sure if I was going to walk around the track, or on the treadmills ..... I walk faster than most of the older people there (but not the pregnant ladies, obviously) and thought it might be easier to just stick to the treadmill instead of passing people and being forced to say, "excuse me, excuse me" over and over for half an hour. Hmmmm, which to do, which to do.

She said, without batting an eye, "Why not do both?"

And I realized ---- THAT is why she is a size zero and I am a pack mule. MY line of thought was wondering which would be less work; HER line of thought was to simply do both.

Something tells me SHE won't be vacationing in Antarctica this summer with me.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Facebook Hell? Meaning you can't stop getting on there to spy on all of your friends? And see how much better (and younger) you look than all of the highschool people you knew???? Me too..... OMG, I need a 12 step program.

Anonymous said...

You met Mitch's mom?? :) I never connected the fact that you both live in the same town! How dumb am I?? Anyway I have lost 30lbs by starving myself and kickboxing.... I'm trying to motivate myself to start running but so far all I have is excuses....

M said...

Anonymous and I both lost 30 pounds...I didn't starve, just ate 3 meals a day...and ran and biked...now if I keep biking to work I can eat whatever I want and still fit in my clothes....if it stops raining I can keep it up....because the Seattle Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon beckons me. -But Oreos do sound good right now :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. Sobering. I clicked on the link to check out your fitness mentor and I had no idea of what I was getting myself into. I'm fighting back the tears. I'm very thankful that your friend's faith is strong and can see God's hand in everything . . . well, at least she knows it's there even if she can't see it right away. I'm so sorry. Hug her for me. Then tell her I'm mad that she's a size zero. :-) But seriously, I'm glad she has you as a friend.

Claire in Indiana

Amy said...

I think you should ban comments from people stopping by to say they've lost 30 pounds. In fact, I think the comments section should be for people who can come and say, "I ate an entire box of Thin Mints in 12 minutes."

Saw your reading list. Secret Life of Bees is one of my all-time faves. I just finished MSK last weekend. I couldn't put it down. Have you read Water for Elephants? Add that one to your list!

lizinsumner said...

I thought you were supposed to say "left" (or "right" if you're coming up on the right) instead of "excuse me"......at least that's what Tea Leoni did in Spanglish.....so, I think you should only do the track - and instead of saying "excuse me", say "left" or "right" everytime you pass somebody.....you'll sound so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like someone who walks the track all! the! time!!

Natalie said...

As a rule, I cannot condone being friends with people who have toned thighs. It's just too much.

vgsmom said...

I have been exercising for YEARS, and I nothing to show for it. But I am always trying to figure out the fastest way to get it over with. This could be the problem.

katy said...

I joined facebook a few weeks ago and it has taken over my life. I may need help, but I'm not in a hurry to get it.

Heather said...

I am going to send you the funniest video on FB. I LMAO at it.

Anyway, I am totally making your meatballs with the cream soup over noodles. My stomach is growling just thinking about them.