7....8....9.....uhhh.......10. Whew. Sorry, I was just finishing up some push-ups. This is all part of my New Year’s resolution to get in shape. Let me just take the last sip of my protein drink here and I will get started on the rest of the blog. Wow! That was good. A little almond milk, a banana, some protein powder, and a few drops of honey (organic, of course).
Ok, who am I kidding? I’ll be lucky if I make it another week. I start out every year with all of these goals, promises, desires and resolutions. A week later, I find myself sitting in front of the TV with a gallon of ice cream watching re-runs of Gilligan’s Island. Why do I do that? Do I need help?
I know exactly what I need to do to be in shape: eat right and exercise. So, why do I struggle? Last year I made it about 10 days on the exercise program. Oh! I was going to read more too. Not only did I not finish the book I started, I can’t even tell you what it was.
I thought I had it all figured out about 5 years ago. I just knew if I only had an Ab Lounge, I would be in shape. Today, I have an Ab Lounge, an Ab Crunch, an Ab Coaster, a Roman chair, a Bowflex and some free weights. I will admit (since I’m being open right now) that I also have a ThighMaster. (Stop laughing! My legs were flabby and Suzanne Summers said it would help.) Somehow, despite having all of this, I think my waist size actually increased. Then I thought, if I only had DVDs to train me! Now, I have a nice flat screen TV in the “workout” room, a DVD player, and about a dozen or so training DVDs. But wait! I need some nice workout mats. How can I get on the floor without a mat? Still, I wasn’t getting results. I know! It’s my clothes. I need actual workout clothes! (Something Emmitt Smith would wear.)
Folks, I am reaching out to all of my brothers and sisters in dentistry. What am I missing? Oh wait, I have to go. Here comes the part where Gilligan breaks the radio again.
Happy new year and have a great week.