Thursday, January 15, 2009

Going Postal

I rolled out of bed at 7:30 this morning. I've been trying to get up at 5:30 so as to get to the gym and be all exercizy without rushing. In the past, if I rolled out of be at 7:30, I would have nixed the gym. I would have declared no time for such gym frivolities and been off to the shower. I don't really like getting the gym at 7:30. It just seems way too late in the morning to be exercising. Then I asked the question: WWAPWD?

What would a postal worker do? Would a postal worker not go to the gym? Would a postal worker shirk her duties? And then I remembered the famous creed carved into the US postal building in New York City:

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds

I was swept over with a wave of guilt (ok, it wasn't that bad). I mean really, if a postal worker will go out in 'gloom' then I can surely get my fattus buttockus to the gym. And thus, I willed myself to do it much like Yoda willing Luke's plane out of the swamps of Dagobah. Actually, I think I had to use more mental energy than Yoda.

I have decided that I will go to the gym every day no matter what. As long as I'm healthy enough to go to the gym, it will happen, every day. Perhaps there are people who can lose weight without exercising, but I am not one of those people. Exercise must happen. And so it shall.


the only daughter said...

So it shall be written!!


Aside: My dad was a letter carrier waaaaay back when and IF you want to know the real scoop about that 'gloom of night' stuff, talk to my mom. She's got an opinion or two (hundred thousand) re: postal workers.

db grin said...

I read a comment at another site that went, 'the first day you give yourself an excuse to not do it is the last day you exercise.'

Just don't get all shooty.

eb said...

LOL...I will avoid the shooty part.

No Celery Please said...

Yay! Way to go!! (says the girl who blew off ellipting last night because I was "tired" - I am NOT a role model)

tiff said...

Anyone who knows about Dagobah has enough mental powers to pull off a plan like yours. Woot for you!