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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Do we really need to know ALL the details?

I work out. There, I've said it. Now you know. I belong to 24 hour fitness. I love to go to dance class, perhaps take shadowboxing or kickboxing, sometimes pop in on yoga and maybe, on occasion, even go to bootcamp. On the weekends my husband and I will try, when we aren't lazy and when we are feeling inspired, to bike ride from our house to the beach. The bike path is only 8 miles and it's a direct run.

However, these are things that I do not brag about. These are things that when I finish I see as a huge accomplishment each time I get through them. I do not post it on my facebook or twitter on a daily or weekly basis or send out a newsletter alerting the masses that I'm cool like that. Do I really think the world needs to know that I exercise on a regular basis? No. So here's the question - why is it that people feel the need to give a run down of their daily workout activities? Is it to make us think they are super fit? To think they are really dedicated to fitness? I don't know about you but that's not the first thought that comes to my mind.

The daily report. I'm not just talking about a little blurb. I'm talking full run down. How many miles ran, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, pull ups, reps with a weight bar, crunches, well you get the picture. Why stop there? Why don't you give me your full menu for the day? Let's get the tally of how many calories were ingested so I know what I'm up against.

As if that weren't bad enough, you have to read that this was just to start their day. Are you freaking kidding me? Apparently they want some feedback or else they wouldn't be bothering to post all the details of their fabulous fitness routine. So really the question is this - should I tell them how amazing they are or just leave a comment with the first thought that came to my mind? I think you know which way I'm leaning.

1 comment:

  1. well i did 300 minutes on the elliptical, 500 situps, 1000 squats, and ate 5 calories yesterday! beat that! ;) holly