1.26.2006

because i feel like it, GOSH


What's with people thinking there is only one reason to do healthy things, and that is to lose weight? You eat yogurt in public, they ask if you're on a diet. You say you're running a half-marathon next weekend, they say "that sounds like a good way to lose weight."

You know, America, maybe yogurt tastes good, and maybe it's kind of fun to run 13.1 miles for no apparent reason. It ain't TORTURE. Jeez. Lighten up.

8 Comments:

Blogger Sascha said...

where do you guys get all these funny pictures?

1/26/2006 4:13 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

I think this diet you're on is making you crabby. ;)

1/26/2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger Smithers said...

You know, America, maybe yogurt tastes good, and maybe it's kind of fun to run 13.1 miles for no apparent reason. It ain't TORTURE. Jeez. Lighten up.

Lighten up is the point! I'm down 3.63 kilos already!

1/27/2006 9:23 AM  
Blogger annie said...

Yeah, yeah. I'd be down 3.63 kilos too if my "diet" consisted of 2800 calories. Anyway, I think I'm just crabby that the vast majority of people see the good stuff in life as being in the same category as medicine, i.e. only something you do if there's something wrong with you. No wonder they're all obese.

1/27/2006 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Stan said...

I used to work as an aerobics instructor at a YMCA, and people were always asking me about "what's a good exercise program" and such. I always told them that the best one is the one you think is *fun*. Because if it's not fun, you won't do it.

That said, I hate to exercise. But I like riding my bike. Riding up a 4,000 foot mountain is fun.

1/27/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Gilby said...

Running is so torture. You don't fool me!

But seriously--the perspective that I have to do something as exercise is so unmotivating. I actually kinda dig those "groove your body" commercials that are on. I like the idea of promoting various everyday activities as exercise (e.g. gardening or dancing), versus typical mundane health-club-type-workouts.

1/27/2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Or, now that I think about it, maybe I'm just bitter because I do all these things and manage to lose no weight at all.

p.s. Sascha, it's just a google image search. I just tried "fat running" to see what I'd get, hoping for a cartoon of a fat runner, but the chick with the scale popped up and I thought she was that much funnier...

1/27/2006 9:12 PM  
Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Running is bad for you. Remember that running guru guy- died of a heart attack... WHILE RUNNING!

Annie, Sascha, I say this for your health; running kills!

1/29/2006 5:19 PM  

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