Welcome to Funny Fitness
Actually, if truth be told, it's just a rather fine excuse to exercise your mirth muscles, primp your pecks, or just laugh at those lusty love handles.
Warning: Fitness freaks may die laughing.
Illustration Credit: Christoph Nieman, "A Golfer's Guide to the Treadmill" (December 2008) - www.golfdigest.com
FITNESS IS NOT FOR FREAKY FOLK - But then again, what do mythical monsters know about pumping iron?
If truth be told, beardless dragons don't do work outs. They get all the exercise they need by twitching their tails, ballooning in the bathtub, gaping with their mouths open or engaging in their favorite pastime glass dancing in front of a mirror when they're not chewing on crickets, fruitflies, and half-baked ideas.
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Merry Hairy Says Have A Happy New Rear!
"Frankly, whoever said kicking up your heels doesn't count as a real workout hasn't seen my dashing derriere!"
This merry-minded marathoner thought he could outrun Rudolph-the-Red-Nosed Reindeer - Besides, who the heck wants to spend Christmas calorie counting!
Actually, if truth be told, he's really hot-footing off the tennis court having lost 40 love to his better half, Mrs. Claus!
Never a dull moment at the North Pole! - Mrs. Claus can whack a ball or two when and where it really counts!
Besides, when she's in the zone and found her groove, she knows it's time for her to have a smashing good time!
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NATURE HAS ITS REWARDS...
"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."
-- Noel Coward --
ENTERTAINING EXERCISES TO KEEP THE BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT HAPPY
So, that brings up the next obvious question, how does one keep one's body, mind, and spirit happy without exerting too effort let alone any shedding too much in the way of messy things like blood, sweat, or tears? By the way, who was the blessed soul who removed my low-carb, low-calorie bottle of bubbly?
Well, here are some certifiably silly suggestions from our very own "Goddess of Get-In-Shape With Giggles"!
1. Go fly a kite; it's sure to burn off a few calories and give you some peace of mind, (alternatively, you can also tell your bothersome boss, pestering partner, or churlish child to go fly one while you blow off steam at the spa).
2. Watch grass grow or talk to plants, (this is your contribution to greening the planet without increasing your carbon footprint and, who knows it may burn off a few calories depending how vigorously you engage in these sedentary stratagems).
3. Let your fingers do the walking for you, (this low impact form of aerobics is best performed using the 1,500 white and yellow pages of your local telephone directory, besides it tones your index finger for those occasions when asking pointed questions is imperative to keeping your sanity).
4. Let your inner child out to play; that means giving your sassy sphincter a five-minute flutterblast and flatu-fitness workout everyday, (whoever said passing wind does not release excess energy in the form of -- freeps, flams, fundusbreaks, calicoes, blue angels, mommadaddies, mud-ducks, NADs, SADsparadiddles, ruffs, skillsaws, or sliders -- needs to take lighten up and enjoy another helping of baked beans and bacon or, at the very least some merry-making musical fruit).
5. Give your laugh muscles a workout by watching your friends run around in circles and your foes slip on bannana peels, (or if you prefer watch a funny movie, attend a yuk yuk performance because researchers at Vanderbilt University found that laughing for 10-15 minutes a day can burn as many calories as are in a medium-sized chocolate bar. And, be sure to have that chocolate bar handy just in case you haven't used up your 50 calories a day that can be burned by laughing, which amounts to 4.4 pounds a year).
FUNNY FITNESS PHRASES TO ADD YOUR COLLECTION OF "WHY WOULD I DO IT"!
Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes. -- Robert Hutchins
Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
Exercise? I get in on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics. -- Red Skelton
The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, "If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it jumping up and down." -- Rita Rudner
I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me. -- Mark Twain
Aerobics: a series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps. -- Anonymous
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it, and if you are sick, you shouldn't do it. -- Henry Ford
My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. -- Phyllis Diller
You've reached middle-age when all you exercise is caution. Anonymous
"I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."
-- Buzz Aldrin
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Princess Pirouette wondered if the tutu was preventing her from putting her best foot forward.
10 THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH FITNESS EQUIPMENT YOU NEVER USE
1. Hang a sign on your favorite piece of forgotten fitness equipment that says, "Welcome to the Muscles You'll Never Use Museum".
2. Use those dreadful dumbells as a damn fine door-jammer.
3. Any piece of equipment that comes with bars, hooks or pins works rather well as a meat tenderizer...oh, and be sure that the animal has expired before trying to mash it to a pulp.
4. Instead of the naughty stool for folks who misbehave, banish them to the basement for a 15-minute treadmill timeout...next time they'll think twice about behaving like a bull in a china shop when you're around!
5. Forget about spending money on a fancy schmancy electronic alarm system, just use your hunk of heavy forgotten fitness equipment as a burglar deterrent behind your front door.
6. Decorate it for special occasions and holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Halloweeen...you're friends, family and foes will think you're crazy but if they don't like it they can haul it away and find a better use for it!
7. Turn on your piece of equipment, place a meal on it, watch it bounce around...and if anyone asks, tell them you're just burning off the calories and carbohydrates before you eat it.
8. Place it on the back or front lawn and dress it up as your version of the "Abominable Person of Snow".
9. It's the perfect gift for neigh-sayers who can use it as a convenient clothes horse...particularly if it has four legs, weighs a ton, and has only six more easy monthly payments of $49.95 plus $24.95 shipping and handling charges.
10. You can use your obsolete yoga mat or useless ab roller as a toboggan during the winter months, on the other hand, you can play any time of year in the bathtub with that ridiculous little rubber duck or that bozo bobblehead you bought at a flea market.
Fitness is funny after forty...
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JOGGING FOR THE JOY-IMPAIRED
"I am not anti-gun. I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed whle cleaning their knives." (Molly Ivins, humor columnist)
Besides, if you need any more logical arguments as to why to engage in physical fitness, jogging is for those who aren't smart enough to watch TV!
Or, why not take Joan Rivers' advice: "The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it."
On the other hand, you could chuck the thought of jogging and follow Even Esar's wise words of wisdom: "Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage."
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Forget the Fitness Poll
What is your favorite form of exercise?
BOOGEY ON BABIES!
BRING ON THE BOISTEROUS BAMBINOS! - Is your testy tike ready for a wild workout?
"Look Dude, whad'ya mean "Finger Fitness" ain't a kindergarten credit course yet?
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"The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back."
-- Franklin P. Jones --
OH THE WONDERS OF WORKOUTS
Beat around the bush several times
Jump to conclusions all the time
Climb the walls
Wade through the daily paper from start to finish
Drag my high heels constantly
Push my luck all the time
Make mountains out of mole hills
Hit the nail on the head regularly
Skate around the issues for awhile
Bend over backwards
Jump onto the latest bandwagon
Pat myself on the back just for the fun of it
Run around in circles all day long
Blow my own horn constantly
Pull out all the stops for just a minute
Add oodles of fuel to the fire
Open a can of worms or Pandora's box just to see what's inside
Put my foot in my mouth regularly
Start the ball rolling often
Go fly a kite in the morning and go over the edge at night
Pick up the pieces (before Humpty Dumpty screws it up with 'crazy glue')
Raise the roof as much as I want
Lift a pint when the spirit moves me
Skip the laundry, or for that matter the washing up
Give myself a great big hug
Blow someone a kiss
Smile for no reason
Cuddle anyone who needs it
What an amazing workout!
I USED TO JOG FIVE MILES A DAY ...
Then I discovered a short cut ... dancing in my lovely longjohns!
LAUGHING IS GOOD FOR LOLLYGAGGERS!
Laughing burns 1.3 calories per minute. Besides offering a no-cost remedy to flying off the handle or crying in your beer and adding a beluga-sized bulge, it's a great workout for the muscles of the diaphragm, abdomen, back, and shoulders. So listen up lollygaggers and get laughing!
Meanwhile Back at the Castle of Crumpets & Carpet Knights...
The Carpet Knight preferred tooting his own horn than exercising his stud muffin muscles.
This Happy Homemaker says she gets her exercise by whining and complaining!
LOLLYGAGGERS LITTLE LINK LIST
- ODD OLYMPICS
For those who love foolish fitness and silly sports...actually it's a four-ringed circus if you really must know!
- IS YOUR FITNESS EQUIPMENT GATHERING DUST
Helpful hints for dust bunnies and domestic divas looking for a new outlook on life.
- MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
A tale not about a treadmill but rather a mighty medicine ball.
- GO FLY A KITE
For those who hate twiddling their thumbs but don't mind being high as a kite!
- 50 WAYS TO RETAIN A HEALTHY LEVEL OF INSANITY
Anything that makes you healthy and happy at the same time has to be a little insane wouldn't you agree?
FUNNY FITNESS FOR FLABBY FOLKS
A few words from the Stitch Witch...
If I stitch fast enough, does it count as my aerobic exercise for the day?
Image Credit: www.agoodyarn.net
For those who are "all thumbs" or just enjoy "twiddling their thumbs"!
Yup, now you can tickle your tonsils and tickle yourself pink!
For those who are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, this talking bathroom scale may be their best friend.
SKIDADDLING KEEPS YOU IN SHAPE!
"Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face."
-- Dave Barry --