Survival of the fittest

I try to exercise on a somewhat regular basis (hey, I am trying here...) in order to keep fit and as an attempt to trim the waistline just a bit.  I am definitely not a runner and am certainly not a gym rat like my extremely fit daughter or a bulged out fitness buff like my nephew.  I use the stationary bike, enjoy yoga and or Pilates.  We also get a fitness channel on our satellite but it comes on VERY early, maybe 3 or 4 AM, so I set the DVR and keep a recorded supply of some aerobic dance shows.  I like the variety the shows provide with a different routine every day.

So, one typical Pacific Northwest rainy morning I am in front of the television just exercising my little heart out to a fitness routine, music going, heart pumping.  During a rather intense portion of the program, with my arms lifted and legs jumping to and fro, I turn my head to the side and catch a glimpse outside our picture window.  Right in the street in front of our house is two young neighbor boys pumping arms side to side and shaking their bottoms and laughing away.  They were outside waiting for the school bus and apparently stopped by for the show!  Embarrassment quickly turned to laughter for me as I waved and then quickly disappeared from view of the window to complete the routine...

And I think, would I do anything different if people could see my day to day routine through a picture window?   

The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.    
(John Wooden)

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  1. This is all the more funny to me because I know those boys...and your dance moves :) Hahaha!

  2. Um - thanks, haha! Makes me think of you watching me exercise while you were sitting on the couch with a blanket. My how times have changed...

  3. Lol, I often exercise at home because the gym makes me uncomfortable. I will make sure the blinds are closed, too, from now on :) Good reminder about letting our actions be consistent as well.