Tuesday, September 9, 2008

dirty word


My friend & fellow teacher Monica brought this most perfect gift to me today. I immediately displayed it on my whiteboard, which I realize is a very bad example for my students, but so is the fact that I went to Amsterdam this summer and loved it (I have not, however, disclosed any of my activities, other than walking through the Red Light District). I think it's beneficial for teenagers to know the weaknesses & moral failings of grown-ups occasionally.

The sad fact is, though, turning 40 did somehow flip a fat switch in my body and now my formerly acceptable lifestyle of eating brie & bread with wine after 10 pm along with doing absolutely nothing remotely aerobic very little physical activity is quite unacceptable. So says any given pair of pants in my closet that now squeezes my thighs oh-so-gently, and my midriff which would like to give a shout-out regarding its fun new jiggliness.

Considering I refuse to change my nightly indulgences while watching The Sopranos (or new fave Mad Men), nor do I relish the idea of paying actual money to jump around & sweat in front of other people, possibly parents of students or the students themselves (I have an image to uphold - see above paragraphs), it looks like my only option is to lobby for a Wii Fit. I need something to hold me accountable (it charts stats; I also read somewhere that it will chastise me if I haven't worked out for awhile) that doesn't look or sound like a cheerleader (can I make my Wii instructor resemble Gael, I wonder?) and is available any damn time I feel the urge to exercise. Which will be shortly after I attempt to get dressed each morning.

I guess I'll start having chocolate for breakfast.

*magnet available at Retro Planet

14 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

It is not such a dirty word, I swear. I went on a six mile hike, by the lake today, with Erika, her 3 month old puppy and her toddler.

It was lovely, albeit, sweaty.

I am available for after school walking purposes tomorrow, should you change your mind.

;)

brandy101 said...

I just walk around my neighborhood after I get my daughter on the bus. Maybe you could do an after-school stroll before it gets too dark in the evenings? Crank up the mp3 player and listen to all your fantasy-man rock stars as your personal *cheerleaders* in these slowing metabolic times we call the 40s.

brandy101 said...

Oh, but I forgot to add, that I am selling all the cool clothes I bought over the past 2 years at a consignment store because nothing fits anymore. And I dont even like brie!!!!

;)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Stephanie, you are such a hottie, how do you get away with doing absolutely nothing remotely aerobic? The Wii Fit sounds good, but so far I've only burned a lot of calories trying to find one.

Take care.

Denise said...

I think the Wii fit is a great idea for working out at home....but finding one is another story. Let me know how it goes. Maybe this is something I should consider to solve my work out problem as well! :o)

Shana said...

Sign up for Boot Camp. You'll develop an even strong hatred of exercise and it makes the jiggly parts of your body seem "not that bad" once you realize what a pain it is to firm them up : )

katydidnot said...

exercise, check.
next...lose the football fetish.

Janet said...

too true! I want a Fit too, but finding one at non-inflated prices is a bit hard :-)

Danielle said...

Have you ever tried boxing on the Wii? Try that for a few rounds and you'll get your heart rate up as you punch out your opponents. I am the champion boxer in our house...Yeah I can kick some Wii boxing ass.

phd in yogurtry said...

It seems like every day into my 40's gets harder on my diet efforts. But giving up chocolate is out of the question. Cutting back on? Yes. I can handle that. Extra exercise? Can do. But chocolate is my one faithful, never-let-me-down source of happy.

marathon mom said...

I think that the Wii Fit is a crime against the American people.


I vote for walking with the iPod. and lipo.

CamiKaos said...

I NEED need NEED a wii fit.

need it.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

They say it takes about 3 months to form a habit--unfortunately it seems to only take a week to fall out of one. I'm on my second week of habit-forming exercise.

Leann I Am said...

I WANT A WII!!! Maybe for Christmas...

I've heard that about the Wii Fit. So cool. I need someone to keep me in my place.

I'm in my early to mid thirties right now. Are you saying my metabolism is going to get SLOWER??? Say it ain't so!!!

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