Working It

USA Today reported a study that states men and women in their late teens and early twenties gain 15-30 pounds over a five year period. The study also showed that young married couples gain 6-9 pounds more than the singles do. (Check out the study here:

So, here’s my dilemma.  I put on just a little bit of weight during my last couple of years in college, and since I got married, it’s not getting better. After months of denial, I’m facing the fact.  I’m cutting back my cola consumption and working to control my eating-because-I’m-bored issues. Then last night, I asked a friend to go for a run with me…and by “run,” I mean, “Let’s jog around the track a couple times to make me feel better about myself.”  Little did I know I was hiring a personal trainer.

We started off our light jog, and she looks at me and says, “So since you haven’t been working out, I should push you.”  This is not what I had intended.  We jogged a mile (which I reasonably could have walked just as fast), did a little bit of weight lifting, and then hit the ellipticals.  Half way through the half-hour cycle on the machine, I was pretty sure I was going to die.

This morning, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to stand when I got out of bed.  I got up and did some stretching just so I could make it to the shower.  What will tonight’s session hold?  Will Personal Trainer April get the best of poor, out-of-shape Lauren?

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