Poem about Starting A New Workout Plan

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The Workout Plan

Want to lose five pounds.

I shall start today

Now to remember,

What’d those experts say?

Eat a large breakfast.

Take some vitamins.

Stretch before work out.

If no pains, no wins.


Show up at the gym

An hour per day.

Get some work-out clothes,

Go shop on eBay.

Reduce calories,

Cutting out ice cream.

Must get out there now,

Lest run out of steam

Can’t go to the gym,

Too fat to fit in.

I’ll work out at home,

Until looking thin.

Popping vitamins.

Eating large breakfast.

Sipping my coffee.

I think, ‘Fit At Last!’.

Starting on stretches,

Reaching toward toes.

My warm up is done.

Should start I suppose.

Tired, drained, kaput,

But such a good start.

To keep up routine,

Do not have the heart.

Need a support group,

Somebody to cheer,

To keep me focused,

Help me get in gear.

None I know willing,

I’m left on my own.

Before got started,

Undertaking blown.

Never quit quitting,

Some day will be thin.

Need new strategy,

A tactic to win.

 Ice cream, two big scoops,

Will fight feelings blue.

Tomorrow shall start

Endeavors anew.

June Nash

This would be humorous if it wasn’t so true.  For me anyway.  I do not feel like I fit into the gym crowd when I am most in need of the facility.  Working out on my own, well. . . it just doesn’t seem to work.  I will not push myself.  

So… I drown my sorrows in a bowl of ice cream and think about how I can over come the obstacles.  I will try again, with a new plan, tomorrow.

Believe it or not, this post was inspired by a very good article on SociallyFitBlog called the Worst Workout Plan Ever.  The message on this blog was great.  My mind, however, travels down it’s own path when creating poetry.

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