MSD, It's Real and It's a Problem

6 years ago
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I don't run.  It's not that I can't, I just don't.  I don't like it.  I never have and I never will.  Plus I've got excuses.  I have a 1 year old that can't stand staying in a stroller for very long (nevermind that she stayed in her stroller for 4 hours yesterday while I was shopping at the mall, but that was different).  I also have bad knees (one of my knee caps got chipped in an accident on some ice back in college) and bad ankles.  Oh, and I don't like to run.  So running is out.  I know it's trendy (it's like the powerwalking trend of the 80s and 90s), marathons are trendy now.  So are sparkling vampires, but I'm not going to try to find one.

I guess I need to find some sort of exercise routine to do here at home because I am not joining a gym, I'm not that committed.  And unless Nordic Track is going to deliver a free Nordic Track x7i Incline Trainer complete with Jillian Michaels to kick my butt and make me climb Mount Everest in my own den, I guess I need to come up with the motivation on my own.  Maybe I'll start P90X on Monday.  I'll let you know how that goes.

I think I suffer from MSD or Mom Slob Disorder.  Celebrities even suffer from it.  However, when celebrities suffer from it, we criticize.  This obviously makes us hypocritical as we...continue

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