I hate feeling out of shape

We finally made it to the gym today, after an absence of many months. I think the reason it is so hard for so many people to get into a regular exercise routine (including me) is that we feel like idiots when five minutes ambling on the treadmill leaves us breathless. Assuming I don’t wind up in a body cast because of aching muscles, we’ll go again on Wednesday.

Before I can dive back into my WIP, I have to do some insurance things for my parents. Helping them through these changes is a real eye-opener. That is part of why I finally dragged my sorry butt to the gym. I also need to nail down travel plans for next month’s road trip. Two high schools which had invited me to speak had to back out because of funding problems. But now it looks like some other schools are interested, so the impact on the family budget should be minimal.

The trees are turning color up here. When you drive down the country roads to our house, you can smell the apples in the air.

30 Replies to “I hate feeling out of shape”

  1. the Gym

    And the frustrating part about not going to the gym, is you are still paying for the anticipated going…so I’m kicking myself for either being out of the money, or not going and doing what I’m supposed to be doing.
    After feeling like a beached whale at a shower with uncomfortable chairs….I think I’ll make an attempt to go back to the gym as well. I’ll just try not to notice the flexable people who are there every day.
    Diane D.

  2. the Gym

    And the frustrating part about not going to the gym, is you are still paying for the anticipated going…so I’m kicking myself for either being out of the money, or not going and doing what I’m supposed to be doing.
    After feeling like a beached whale at a shower with uncomfortable chairs….I think I’ll make an attempt to go back to the gym as well. I’ll just try not to notice the flexable people who are there every day.
    Diane D.

  3. the Gym

    And the frustrating part about not going to the gym, is you are still paying for the anticipated going…so I’m kicking myself for either being out of the money, or not going and doing what I’m supposed to be doing.
    After feeling like a beached whale at a shower with uncomfortable chairs….I think I’ll make an attempt to go back to the gym as well. I’ll just try not to notice the flexable people who are there every day.
    Diane D.

  4. hello

    “Assuming I don’t wind up in a body cast because of aching muscles, we’ll go again on Wednesday.” Ha-ha-ha. You make me laugh, Laurie. I hope you don’t end up in a body cast! I hope everything is going well with your parents! And good luck with the WIP and speaking at schools! I miss you! I’m gonna go b/c I have an awful sore throat and need to sleep. Cul8r! -ash 🙂

  5. hello

    “Assuming I don’t wind up in a body cast because of aching muscles, we’ll go again on Wednesday.” Ha-ha-ha. You make me laugh, Laurie. I hope you don’t end up in a body cast! I hope everything is going well with your parents! And good luck with the WIP and speaking at schools! I miss you! I’m gonna go b/c I have an awful sore throat and need to sleep. Cul8r! -ash 🙂

  6. hello

    “Assuming I don’t wind up in a body cast because of aching muscles, we’ll go again on Wednesday.” Ha-ha-ha. You make me laugh, Laurie. I hope you don’t end up in a body cast! I hope everything is going well with your parents! And good luck with the WIP and speaking at schools! I miss you! I’m gonna go b/c I have an awful sore throat and need to sleep. Cul8r! -ash 🙂

  7. high school visit

    Hi Laurie,

    I just want to say that I loved Speak. This is my second year teaching it.
    And the movie was good too. I think it is wonderful how you keep this journal to communicate with your fans and readers.
    Please come to my school! I tried to get you to come last year, but we had funding problems too. I am trying to arrange a visit with you this school year, but your publicist did not get back to me yet on a date. But we’re still interested!

    Wall High School teacher
    Wall, NJ

  8. high school visit

    Hi Laurie,

    I just want to say that I loved Speak. This is my second year teaching it.
    And the movie was good too. I think it is wonderful how you keep this journal to communicate with your fans and readers.
    Please come to my school! I tried to get you to come last year, but we had funding problems too. I am trying to arrange a visit with you this school year, but your publicist did not get back to me yet on a date. But we’re still interested!

    Wall High School teacher
    Wall, NJ

  9. high school visit

    Hi Laurie,

    I just want to say that I loved Speak. This is my second year teaching it.
    And the movie was good too. I think it is wonderful how you keep this journal to communicate with your fans and readers.
    Please come to my school! I tried to get you to come last year, but we had funding problems too. I am trying to arrange a visit with you this school year, but your publicist did not get back to me yet on a date. But we’re still interested!

    Wall High School teacher
    Wall, NJ

  10. Speak

    I loved speak, It helped me get my secret out, and it was well written it deffinitly connected it! You did a great job writing it! I commend you on your ability to write it is truely a special gift!
    ~ashley~ Age: 16 *thought id let ya know*

  11. Speak

    I loved speak, It helped me get my secret out, and it was well written it deffinitly connected it! You did a great job writing it! I commend you on your ability to write it is truely a special gift!
    ~ashley~ Age: 16 *thought id let ya know*

  12. Speak

    I loved speak, It helped me get my secret out, and it was well written it deffinitly connected it! You did a great job writing it! I commend you on your ability to write it is truely a special gift!
    ~ashley~ Age: 16 *thought id let ya know*

  13. Do a swimming program.
    I’m doing a swim clinic every weekday for an hour to an hour and a half. I lost 2 pounds in 3 days. CRAZY!

    AND, it doesn’t leave you (entirely) breathless!

  14. Do a swimming program.
    I’m doing a swim clinic every weekday for an hour to an hour and a half. I lost 2 pounds in 3 days. CRAZY!

    AND, it doesn’t leave you (entirely) breathless!

  15. Do a swimming program.
    I’m doing a swim clinic every weekday for an hour to an hour and a half. I lost 2 pounds in 3 days. CRAZY!

    AND, it doesn’t leave you (entirely) breathless!

  16. The trees are turning color up here. When you drive down the country roads to our house, you can smell the apples in the air.

    Today when I walked out of work I could smell the leaves from the trees. I love autumn so much.

  17. The trees are turning color up here. When you drive down the country roads to our house, you can smell the apples in the air.

    Today when I walked out of work I could smell the leaves from the trees. I love autumn so much.

  18. The trees are turning color up here. When you drive down the country roads to our house, you can smell the apples in the air.

    Today when I walked out of work I could smell the leaves from the trees. I love autumn so much.

  19. I am actually LIKE working out now after using an XBox game called Yourself Fitness. It is like having your own personal trainer who keeps you motivated. It has a lot of cool features, like menus if you plan on going on an all out diet. I have so much more energy now…. and it has only been a week. I want to be healthy— even if it means becoming breathless every so often!!!! Good luck to you!

  20. I am actually LIKE working out now after using an XBox game called Yourself Fitness. It is like having your own personal trainer who keeps you motivated. It has a lot of cool features, like menus if you plan on going on an all out diet. I have so much more energy now…. and it has only been a week. I want to be healthy— even if it means becoming breathless every so often!!!! Good luck to you!

  21. I am actually LIKE working out now after using an XBox game called Yourself Fitness. It is like having your own personal trainer who keeps you motivated. It has a lot of cool features, like menus if you plan on going on an all out diet. I have so much more energy now…. and it has only been a week. I want to be healthy— even if it means becoming breathless every so often!!!! Good luck to you!

  22. Yeah I need to get back into shape as well

    I read how females get out of shape much easier than males as the years pass. I’m planning on teaching English someday and coaching track and field. I want to set a good example to my kids and an out of shape coach just isn’t a good example.

    On a side note, I love your work. I hope to maybe work speak into my curriculum, but who knows? There’s so many wonderful stories to teach. I was just wondering though where your inspiration to write came from? I sure wish I could find my inspiration right now as I have two papers due next week, one covering an essay about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Procrastination is evil. Instead of working on my essays, I’m writing to you. Oh well, it’ll get done.

  23. Yeah I need to get back into shape as well

    I read how females get out of shape much easier than males as the years pass. I’m planning on teaching English someday and coaching track and field. I want to set a good example to my kids and an out of shape coach just isn’t a good example.

    On a side note, I love your work. I hope to maybe work speak into my curriculum, but who knows? There’s so many wonderful stories to teach. I was just wondering though where your inspiration to write came from? I sure wish I could find my inspiration right now as I have two papers due next week, one covering an essay about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Procrastination is evil. Instead of working on my essays, I’m writing to you. Oh well, it’ll get done.

  24. Yeah I need to get back into shape as well

    I read how females get out of shape much easier than males as the years pass. I’m planning on teaching English someday and coaching track and field. I want to set a good example to my kids and an out of shape coach just isn’t a good example.

    On a side note, I love your work. I hope to maybe work speak into my curriculum, but who knows? There’s so many wonderful stories to teach. I was just wondering though where your inspiration to write came from? I sure wish I could find my inspiration right now as I have two papers due next week, one covering an essay about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Procrastination is evil. Instead of working on my essays, I’m writing to you. Oh well, it’ll get done.

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