No More Exercise

I’ve decided I’m not going to exercise ever again. I’ve never been good at keeping up with it so why even try?

Instead I’m going to be in training. Building muscle and endurance so I can walk in a few 5Ks and even the Susan G. Komen 3 day walk in October.

So please, do not use the “E” word in front of me.

Thank you for your cooperation.


  1. His Girl on January 14, 2008 at 12:01 am

    training sounds much more important and fun and DOABLE than the e-word! brilliant!!!by the way, i would run, not walk, to ANYTHING you were the speaker in… what kind of topics did you use to teach?

  2. Dorky Dad on January 14, 2008 at 1:50 am

    What e-word? Eggs? Estrogen? ERCK!? Hmmmm … I know you must have said this one, but I can’t think of which one it is!Oh well. Good luck exercising!!!

  3. Dee on January 14, 2008 at 6:49 am

    The E word is the devil. Really, it is. I never use it. I love the word training, and I love the word work out. Because let’s face it, you ARE training (and I am too, for the Boston Marathon, ambitious I know…). I am so proud of you! You will do them all and you will be amazing, I just know it.

  4. Jenster on January 14, 2008 at 7:55 am

    His Girl – To say I was a “speaker” is a bit much. I did devotionals and that sort of thing for ladies’ lunches and a retreat. Ten or 15 minutes or so. But I loved it!Dorky – Why you gotta be that way??Dee – I would love to run, but my knees say otherwise. Maybe someday… Good luck with Boston Marathon!!

  5. Eileen on January 14, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Yeah, for you. That is a great goal, and by not using the dreaded “E” word, no pressure.Love this.XOXO

  6. Sherry on January 14, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Yeah for training!! And yeah for you preparing for the walk…you will love of the best things I did in the fall was the one here…doing it again this coming fall.

  7. Jenster on January 14, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Eileen – I thought it was rather inspired! lolSherry – Ironically, I was a huge supporter of the Race for the Cure for years before I was diagnosed. I think I walked in it either 5 or 6 times – I even captained a team for two years. OCH! I’ll have to post about the year I was going through chemo and couldn’t walk – what the church team did for me that year. It was incredible! So I’m really looking to finally getting back into it!

  8. Monnik on January 14, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Great way to think of it. It’s so much more motivating!!I can’t wait to hear all about the 3 day walk in October. I think that sounds so awesome!! And the 5K is so fun (as you know.) I ran my first 5K last year at the Komen race. 🙂

  9. radioactive girl on January 14, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Excellent! And so true. When I plan to “exercise” I find ways to put it off. When I am “training” it somehow is more important and less likely that I will skip. Good luck to you!

  10. Tanya on January 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    exercise is evil. I did it with my husband and just copied what he did on Saturday. My arms hurt. Then yesterday I had to waitress and lift all those heavy plates. Therefore exercise is evil.

  11. The Daily "B" on January 14, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Ack! The E word is a bad word! =)

  12. Gretchen on January 14, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Yeah, here in WA, I “walk the dogs”, and help History Boy with his PE. I don’t “e” either.

  13. Katybug on January 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Wow…I like that! Training has a much better connotation than exercise. Thanks for the idea!!! I really enjoy doing 5K’s. I cry nearly every time I finish one. It’s like I’ve accomplished a mini-goal, whether I’ve trained or not. 🙂

  14. Swishy on January 14, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Can I train in front of the TV? 🙂

  15. Becky on January 15, 2008 at 1:28 am

    You go, girl! A marathon?! Wow!I have a couple marathon runners in my Bible Study group, and I expressed to Jeff that I’d love to start training for one, and he just guffawed. (I get no respect around here.) You’d think keeping after one very active toddler would count for something, but alas…no changes on the scale. Not that the Christmas shortbread had anything to do with that…

  16. CindyS on January 15, 2008 at 4:02 am

    That’s it! It’s the word!Funny but I’ve been thinking about how I’d like to get more ‘active’ cause anytime I use the E word even I start to laugh.A 3 day walk? I’m speechless. Seriously, I’m not sure I would try that for money! Course ask me a few weeks into my diet and I’ll probably do it for an order of fries ;)CIndyS

  17. Lisa on January 15, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Hmm… wondering if I could get my saggy, baggy butt in training…

  18. Lynilu on January 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    At one time in my life I was fairly well regimented for E. But in the last 30, no so much! I finally decided a couple years ago that if I do, I do, and if I don’t, I don’t. Period. I just try to stay active and not let the sedentary life take over. And here I sit, blogging!! LOL! I think I’ll go get out that yoga DVD I bought. Maybe.Please do a post about the church team. I’d like to hear that.

  19. Jen on January 15, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Hmm…great strategy! I hate to ex….., er, well…you know.. and it is almost impossible to get to a gym at this point in my life.In two more years, I will have no more excuses as the kids will both be in school all day long.

  20. Heather on January 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    You crack me up. I’m starting to feel the same way even though my goal was to train for a marathon this year.

  21. beans on January 15, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I “trained” today for the first time since before the holidays and my whole body is sore . . .I need some of Jillian on Biggest Loser to kick me into shape!!On a side note, we have volunteered for the 3 day in Philly before . . .we hope to see you there!

  22. lahdeedah on January 15, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Building muscle is way sexier than losing weight. This is what I hear. Please confirm.

  23. Jodi_Lee on January 16, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Well good for you! Unfortunately, I am too smart for myself, so if I tried to fool me by saying it’s training instead of exercising, I would bust myself for being a liar. LOL Good Luck!!

  24. Cheryl Wray on January 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

    The E-word is a BAD word in my book!!!! Good luck with the training!! I am impressed!!

  25. Sing4joy on January 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Hm. Lake Perris.

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