Tuesday, 27 February 2018

So It's Come to This


Now that I'm a lady of leisure enjoying seven day weekends, I'm doing a lot more lying around than I used to. I've come to the realization that I need to build more exercise into my daily routine.


Exercise is not my favourite thing, to put it mildly.



Of course, exercise alone is only half the solution. There's another issue involved. Isn't there always?








Well, I should at least strive for some kind of balance, I guess . . . .



On the other hand, exercise does have one terrible side effect . . . .


Dare I risk it?

47 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

nah, not worth the risk. I like the "fitness cupcake" blackboard.

Marie Smith said...

Go for it! My exercise routine started again yesterday! Lol.

Bob Slatten said...

The actress one... love it.
And the chocolate water bottle. I just mat do that one to see the reactions.

laurie said...

I love them all, I couldn't pick a favorite today!! Good luck with the exercise!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

too funny! i want to run one last marathon before i croak but it's hard to think of all of that training.

Harry Hamid said...

You put in a lot of work on this one. I assume you did anyway, because I got exhausted just looking at it.

Which could be good. Let me go weigh myself to see if I lost any weight reading your blog!

Jeanne said...


So, here's the plan....Workout for 8 min. a day. With a margarita in one hand and a cake in the other hand. Now that's balance.
Go for walks. That's what I do. I just bundle up to keep the harsh wind at bay.
But I gottta do the chocolate syrup water bottle thing....that's priceless!

mistress maddie said...

That's just it.....the auto correct always "corrects" my eating habits.

Carol Blackburn said...

Awesome! I laughed so hard. Would you mind if I shared this post to my Keto diet group on FB? I'm sure they'd love it as it is a great FB page with lots of "real people" eating Keto not Keto police trying to make everyone fit their mold. Please let me know. Thanks!

Snap said...

Too funny! The crazy weather here has mucked with my morning walks. Waiting for balance in the weather to begin again.....!!!

Rosemary said...

Those poor cats are dangerously fat.

Martha said...

HAHA! These are funny :)

LL Cool Joe said...

So have you got the bloggers's butt yet? Enquiring minds need to know. Or you could just tell me to mind my own f*****g business.

^.^ said...

... thanx 4 makin me smile 2day, friend D ... u r the best ... Love, cat.

Dr. Theda said...

the "drinking bottle" one try blue "Sports drink" in a Windex bottle...
we are getting low scores on scales ... back down to only 121 lbs.

Adam said...

A gym called Planet Fitness has a day where they give out free pizza...

Jill said...

LOL.... love this :-) Have a great week!

Blessings,
Jill

e said...

Oh, these made me lol for realz, Debra!

Leeanna Henderson said...

I love Rebel Circus. That Push Yourself meme is perfect. I'm still on my diet but I do sneak a couple of girl scout cookies with a glass of wine now and then. A girl has to have rewards now for losing that one hard to lose pound.

DEZMOND said...

I'm that cat! Which one? Both of them!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I stand behind cupcake fitness. All right, most of the time I just sit or lie down. But I will consider standing for three cupcakes.

Toni said...

Oh my gosh, I needed each and every one of these. The actress and tequila are my favorites. Okay is I put the Tequila one in my blog's side bar?

Just read latest issue of YES magazine. It talks about Blue Zones for longer living. Going-to-the-gym exercise or treadmill at home is not as healthy as living in a community where one rides a bike to get groceries and run errands, parks a car and walks to the different stores, walking neighborhood and meeting your neighbors. Natural exercise and friendly conversation are good for body and soul!

I'm going to die early!

Jenn said...

LOL these are great. I have a tank top that says 'burpees? I thought you said slurpees'

Mitchell is Moving said...

OK, I LOVE to exercise and to stay in shape. But I LOVE this post even more. I'm about to share it with Jerry who HATES to exercise and stay in shape. This will make his day!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Don't do it, Deb. Inspirational posts are so annoying. I much prefer your healthy, hearty snark.

Linda deV said...

I’m in what I call my “growth mode”.

lady M said...

Uggh - been trying to drop a few pounds for awhile. My advice is find a activity you love - Like hiking or yoga or birding ect. Try something you and your Rare One can do together I find trying to exercise just to lose weight pointless. I always quit. But if it is a hobby, I will stick with it.

brewella deville said...

Debra, hit me up in the comments section of my blog. I've been dealing with the same issue for a while and found a no-nonsense podcast four months ago that's got me half-way to my goal of dropping 50 lbs, ironically during a time in which I've haven't been able to exercise as much as I usually do.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- We think alike my friend!!! Never met a cupcake I didn't like or an exercise I didn't hate. lol
Good luck finding a "program" that works. xo Diana

BW Bandy said...

I have drank the syrup before.

bill lisleman said...

I like that example of balance. Also tequila over exercise would be my choice.

Willym said...

I was doing tai chi for a while.... yeah for a while.....

baili said...

hahahhahaa this was the best one ,all sounded you are hitting on me Debra:)

strangelynaked.com said...

Using the Hershey's bottle as a water bottle at the gym would be the best. I would watch a video of people's reactions. Good luck attempting to give up the wonderful, gorgeous, relaxing sedentary life.

jadedj said...

Exercise is for the leisurely deficient. Another syndrome that needs to be faced squarely and resolutely! Keep up the good work.

Susan said...

There are more than a few of these that I could use as the Motto Of My Life.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh these are so funny. I love the gal who uses a chocolate syrup bottle for water at the gym. Brilliant!

Jono said...

I start walking more as the ice melts and injury is less likely.

mshatch said...

Ha! Love the Hershey's water bottle!

Missy George said...

I can relate..Not worth it!! Poor kitties.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Debra! LOL! I love the chocolate syrup bottle! I should try that! LOL!
I say give it a try Deb! See how the work outs go! I'm starting back from square one again! I have to personally admit, I feel better going, then when I stopped going! Good luck! I know you can do it! Big Hugs!

bj said...

hahhhaaa...I just LOVE your cute sense of humor...
and regarding BALANCE..that's when you have a warm chocolate chip cookie in each hand...:)

Ol'Buzzard said...

Yes it is a dilemma, but it beats working.
the Ol'Buzzard

Tara said...

Some people finish working out and think about how good they feel for doing it. When I finish I pretty much am thanking the stars the torture is finally over. Not a fan. ;-)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm trying to find a way to make it not seem like exercise. That's the hardest part. LOL. Every time I get up from my chair where I am reading/crafting/interneting/stitching, I make myself do 5 minutes of core exerciese from my physical therapist - and then I do laps around the island - the island in the kitchen that is. I figure after a month of doing this five or six times a day (with between 5 and 10 laps around the island) I will have eventually walked just over a mile. Seems a lot longer when you are doing it in bits and pieces. LOL At least I am moving a bit more, and am trying to increase the laps until I can do 20 or 30. I had polio as a little kid, so this is sometimes a hard task for me - but I'm trying. I love the cupcake sign board

AntiquityTravelers said...

OMG ... funny! especially the chocolate water bottle, ha!

Fundy Blue said...

LOL! I hear you, Debra!