Afternoon Workout

A group of us were relaxing under some trees after our afternoon workout in a stadium. We were friends; having known one another for years. Sitting in a big circle, we talked about many things under the sun. Then someone began to ask why we were exercising.

Many of us were doing it for healthy reasons. Some of us had high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, or other diseases. Some of us were extremely obese and very inactive, and there were a few of us who were heavy smokers.

Then someone mentioned that he was there because of love. His partner couldn't accept him now because he looked really 'fat and ugly.' A few others chipped in with more stories and jokes, and we had a good laugh.

Then there were those who claimed that they were there mainly because of work related reasons. Work is challenging and competitive these days, and they just had to stay fit and strong, ready and capable of doing every given task well.

Then they were those who wanted to regain their self esteem and self confidence. People around had been looking down on them and they felt very angry and frustrated. It was time to prove to the world that they were capable people able to accomplish great things too.

Then there were those who hunger and thirst after fit and attractive clothings. They wanted to look nice and make a good impression. They desired attention, honor and fame.

It seemed like we all had our different motives to do our afternoon workout.

I looked around. I saw some distant friends with gout and joint problems. They were doing it for health reasons.

Then I saw a few young couples enjoying their slow jog and soft words. They were for love reasons.

I didn't notice anyone quarreled or fought in the stadium, probably it was not a good reason to go there.

How about you?

What make you do your afternoon workout?


  Canadian Doomer

May 18, 2011 at 2:31 AM

Afternoon workout? LOL That's chasing after little children.

My husband had better keep loving me, even if I am getting fat and ugly. :P

May 19, 2011 at 2:32 AM

HI Canadian Doomer,
Welcome aboard.
- Chasing after little children is a good workout too. LOL.
- Look like workout for love is not a bad idea. Maybe that's why some work so hard for it.