The other day, I was sitting in the doctor’s office, waiting for a shot in my foot to numb this inflamed nerve so I can run. I have a terrible problem with needles — even if I don’t look at it or think about it, getting a shot or getting my blood drawn makes me clammy and queasy. But maybe if I can run, I can get in better shape faster, right?
And then I read this: Americans exercise more, but still get fatter.
In related news: I was supposed to have a smoothie with 200 calories or less today for my second meal. But I foolishly spent my evening watching the NCIS marathon instead of going to the grocery store, and I am at the journalism school today working on a story. So I had to forage for low-cal smoothies at the Off the Record Cafe (seriously), and ended up with a chocolate-flavored Muscle Milk Light. Let me tell you: If you enjoy chalky, chocolate-flavored water, this is the drink for you. Blech.
*In case you are wondering, the title of this post is a reference to a workout audio tape I had circa 1986. It came with a rhythmic-gymnastics-style ribbon and was almost as rad as Mousercize.