Marathon Man

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

No pain, No gain!

Look at you, not a pretty sight eh? When was the last time you saw your knees without having to bend at 90 degrees? ( and what an effort it was just to do that!)

Your muscles are getting so flabby you’re starting to resemble a waxworks that’s been left out in the hot sun. Time for drastic action and that means EXERCISE. Tomorrow is the start of the rest of your life!

Well, it’s morning, do you still feel the same as last night? You do, well that’s great! You mean to start today? Excellent!

Ok now nice and easy, one leg in front of the other. Careful , you don’t want to overdo things this early in the program. Raise your head and back together. Too hard? Okay lie back and carefully move your left leg out to the side. GENTLY now. Good, now move your left arm out to the same side. Now we’re making progress. Roll your right shoulder over to your left side carefully bringing your right arm around in the same direction. I know it’s hard but you know what they say-no pain, no gain. Come on you’re almost there. Great now bring your right leg out in the same direction as your left one. PUSH! You can do this! Fantastic! Take five.

Okay, deep breath and raise your back and neck, Come on you can do this, you know you can. Almost there! YES! What a supreme effort you have made , you should be so proud!

Okay, so we’ve managed to get you out of bed , that’s enough for the first day. Tomorrow we’ll try to get dressed. Real clothes mind, no jogging pants and XXL T-shirts.


Submitted: September 30, 2006

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Eraser

this gave me a good laugh. i hate exercise but feel so much better after i have done it.

Tue, October 3rd, 2006 5:19am

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This was supposed to inspire me to lose a few pounds in time for my wedding at christmas! Slooooow process though! Thanks for your comments.

Tue, October 3rd, 2006 2:52am

LEBEA

benn you are hilarious, i've never thought about getting out of bed as an exercise but coming to think of it, it is and i also can't handle exercising and am glad the i'm a naturaly slender person with no hopes of ever gaining weight, so i'm glad that visually i can get away with no exercise but physically i know that i'm a way out of shape.
i enjoyed this poem so much, keep it up.

Wed, November 1st, 2006 8:54am

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Thanks LEBEA, As i get older I do seem to be increasing so any exercise is much required!

Wed, November 1st, 2006 2:50am

Codymuse

Humor so relies on surprise....you do have a knack for it. Enjoyed the piece.

Thu, November 2nd, 2006 5:11pm

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Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.

Thu, November 2nd, 2006 12:22pm

zephyrmail

LOL--my first laugh of today-----getting out of bed is an effort anymore--you make it seem worth while and a chance to say "I exercised today--good for me !" really cute short story !

Sun, February 18th, 2007 3:31pm

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Thanks zephyr!

Sun, February 18th, 2007 2:11pm

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