Why, oh why, are we doing this again?
Oh, you’re in rare form today, huh?
Have you been living under a rock? It’s cold. You can imagine what living in the frozen tundra does to a girl’s mood.
Hey, I’m cold, too. But I felt like it was time for another chat.
Yeah, well, you kind of have to do what I say.
Oh, flexing the muscles, huh, since you’ve been working out like crazy?
Well, I still have virtually no upper body strength, so you’re safe from the “flexing.” But, yeah, I’m loving the regular exercise. It hurts, yes, and my abs cry out for justice, but I feel healthier than I have in a long, long time.
What do you do at the gym?
By and large, I get on the treadmill for 60 minutes and do speed walking with occasional running/jogging. Of late, I’ve been ignoring my distaste of the wannabe bo-hunks hanging in the weights and head back there to also do strength training after my cardio. On days I don’t get a chance to go to the gym, I work out at home.
I thought you were allergic to the workout at home thing.
I feel more motivated now. No videos, though, because that’s just an excuse for me to sit on the couch and watch Jillian Michaels do her thing. Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve come up with some nice routines that I can do.
Are you like a exercise nut now?
What if I were?
Look: I get that you’re obsessed with dying seasons and Lupita and other things, but I cannot take you as a workout nut. Like I cannot.
Would that be so wrong?
Yes. Yes, it would.
Don’t worry, pussycat. Everything within reason. I’ll keep dying seasons and Lupita at the top of the list. It’s just nice to have an active routine and feel better. For someone with a Master’s in Couch Potatory, it’s kind of amazing.
All right. I suppose I can accept that. How have you been dealing with this disrespectfully cold weather?
Double scarves, ear warmers, hats, giant coats, gloves. Like, there’s nothing more to say. It really is disrespectful.
We agree on something. Alert the media.
Oh, the sarcasm rears its head. Good times.
Anyway. What else is new in your life? Started that novel yet?
Um, no. A girl is busy.
So we’ll wait another 10 years for that, then?
Have some faith in me, will you?
Got it. 10 years. Seen any good movies?
The frozen tundra has me in the house. No movies lately.
Hmm. Seems like being in the house should give you plenty of time to be writing that novel.
All right, honey. We’re done here.
Honey? Pussycat? Oh, yeah, we’re so done.
Good. ‘Bye, sweetie.