Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quote of the Moment, No. 4 - Humor at the Gym

A Quote of the Moment a day late! All apologies. After writing my novel yesterday, I thought you could all use a bit of a break from my voice!


I realize this quote refers to the pain of the human condition, or quite possibly the fine art of slapstick, but I think it applies perfectly to working out. Humor is just as essential as a water bottle at the gym. Laughter is good for your health, and it helps you get back up after you've rolled across the gym on a balance ball or run off the back of a treadmill. Surely I'm not the only one, right? Let's face it. It takes a lot of willpower to get off your butt and make it to the gym after a long day at work. Although the benefits of exercising are many, it doesn't always feel so great in the moment. Humor motivates, and it keeps you from taking yourself too seriously while you're owning the elliptical, getting bumped off a weight machine by some beefsteak, or, horror of horrors, farting in front of a hottie during a particularly tricky abs maneuver.

What's been your worst gym gaffe? Did you laugh it off, or did you hide in the locker room until your gym buddy was ready to leave?

Alison :)

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