2 Things… or Maybe 3

I’m not talking about Thing 1 and Thing 2.

I’m talking about sleep and exercise.

You want to click away, don’t you?

You’re sayin’, “I mean really, Jenny… sleep and exercise? Why don’t you just write about bunions and boiled cabbage?”

Because I don’t need bunions and I don’t need boiled cabbage.

I need sleep and exercise.

I need sleep because not getting sleep makes me stupid. And also cranky. And a little panicky.

I need exercise because not getting exercise makes me muffin-toppier… and makes me feel like living in my basementhappy to disconnect from all peoples of the earth.

And as sore as exercise sometimes makes me feel… I have discovered I feel equally as sore if I do not.

Let me write that again, but in a different way – My body feels sore when I get out of bed, regardless… *yay aging*

Lazy sore vs. active sore. Sore is as sore does… ?

There is a big difference between getting off the couch/out of bed and moaning because your abs or thighs have been given the what-for as opposed to getting off the couch and moaning because your butt fat is mad that you are not still sitting.

The problem with sleeping and exercising… is TIME. *insert “Thing 3” here*… I have the will and want, but I do not have the time.

So what is a girl to do? Recommit? That sounds so fad-diet.

Furthermore, thyme time doesn’t grow on trees.

But I have had thyme on my hands…

thyme on my hands

And also, thyme on my side…

thyme on my side

I have digressed so much I am not sure where I was heading. Hmph. See what happens when I don’t get enough slee…

Where’d I put my coffee?


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12 Responses to “2 Things… or Maybe 3”

  1. T says:

    the alarm went off this morning for my daily mental therapy (exercise) and as much as I wanted it to be raining so I could go for my walk… I’m a little glad now that I got up (sacrificing sleep) and busted my butt around that track. I can always nap later 🙂

  2. I pretty much get enough time in bed, but the sleep part? I’m not really sleeping that much. I spend quite a bit of time awake fretting and worrying about everything. Not very restful.
    I did join my son’s Tae Kwon Do class so he and I would get some quality Mother-Son time AND I get an ass-kicking work out. Seriously, his class? Is intense. LOVE IT. Now, if I could just find 3 more times during the week to run. (ps. I kind of enjoyed the puns)

  3. furiousball says:

    if you put your coffee up your butt, you’d know where it is.

    especially if it’s hot

  4. Marisa says:

    Seriously. Someone needs to figure out a way for us to exercise while we sleep.

  5. Again you have made me snort laugh…
    Clearly you have made my day once again.
    And yes, I do need some more sleep…
    And thyme time whatever something would be nice….

  6. Michelle W. says:

    You said “mad butt fat”. heh heh heh
    You “crack” me up.
    Laughing is also good for the abs.
    Yup. I made that up.

  7. Dumblond says:

    You…muffin top…yeah right.

  8. cheska says:

    I couldn’t agree more. How can we find the time to do both? As the saying goes “so much to do, so little time”. For me, that’s sleep and exercise. I honestly don’t have the time to get a lot of sleep and to do excercise. I even downloaded yoga at home recently in my ipad. It’s been a week now and still I can’t even find the time to open it. But we have to be optimistic here girls. I think if we really want to do one of the two or both, I think we MUST find time to do it. Let’s just think of our health. We need to this for us. I will really, really try to do one this week 🙂

  9. trish says:

    thyme on my side… ha.

  10. @RiaSharon says:

    You are hilarious… consider yourself my early afternoon shot of caffeine. I hear ya, sister, on all of the above. I vividly recall my grandma doing her morning stretches otherwise she was all creaky all day. Um, totally get that now. I’m rather frightened.

    But you know me, I’m a yoga mama. Nothing like a few surya namaskars to get the blood moving and joints loosened up.

    Love ya!

  11. Grace says:

    I have time…too much time, but no ambition. I’ll give you my time if you give me your will and want.

  12. Can we please not talk about muffin tops?
    Unless they are double chocolate chip…with a latte.

    Oh, wait.

    That’s why I need exercise. Shit.

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