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Old 01-15-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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from the mouths of babes

Two funny stories told to me by my wife last night:

#1 An earlier conversation between wife and our youngest daughter

- daughter:
"Mommy, what are those dents on your tush?
- mommy (who was wearing tight equestrian pants) : "What dents?"
- d: "At the bottom of your tush, where your legs start. There are like "rolls" where your legs start."
- m: "Oh. Mommy just has some fat there. Hush."
- d (quietly) : "Maybe daddy's paleo diet would help you. You eat too much pasta."

#2 A conversation between our oldest daughter (age 11) and one of her friends. Her friend's father is a trainer at Lifetime Fitness. The friend is an excellent little gymnast.

- daughter: "You should come to Crossfit with us. You would be great at it." (editor's note: She probably would be.)
- friend: "Why would I go do that when I can go to Lifetime and workout for free?"
- d: "Well, because all they do at that gym is lift a few weights, look in the mirror for a while, rest for a few minutes, walk on the treadmill, and then go sit in the sauna. At Crossfit, we actually work."

Love it.

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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Re: from the mouths of babes

Father.Of.The.Year.

if I had kids, I'd be jealous!

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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Re: from the mouths of babes

"Well, because all they do at that gym is lift a few weights, look in the mirror for a while, rest for a few minutes, walk on the treadmill, and then go sit in the sauna."

other than the tread mill, that is pretty much my routine.
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Re: from the mouths of babes

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other than the tread mill, that is pretty much my routine.
Yeah, but maybe not the way that my daughter was thinking of it. I'm pretty sure she had in mind more like, "Do curls and bench for five minutes, etc...."

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I figured mark. The key is the "they actually do work" part.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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Father.Of.The.Year.

if I had kids, I'd be jealous!

I'm jealous and I don't have any kids....yet.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:02 AM   #7
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I'm jealous and I don't have any kids....yet.
Same here!
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Re: from the mouths of babes

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"Well, because all they do at that gym is lift a few weights, look in the mirror for a while, rest for a few minutes, walk on the treadmill, and then go sit in the sauna."

other than the tread mill, that is pretty much my routine.
Always gotta be so contrary, Jamie

That's fantastic, Mark! It is really great that you are setting such a good example for your children and that it's actually sinking in. Kudos!
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Re: from the mouths of babes

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"Well, because all they do at that gym is lift a few weights, look in the mirror for a while, rest for a few minutes, walk on the treadmill, and then go sit in the sauna."

other than the tread mill, that is pretty much my routine.
We don't all see what you do when you look in the mirror, Jamie. Some of us need other incentives.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:43 AM   #10
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Lela,

Yeah, I'mnot a huge fan of mirrors when I lift. Doesn't help my squat and I CANNOT do the olympic lifts in front of a mirror. Other than that, I love mirrors, they are just damn good looking.

My point was not so much to be contrarian, but that "lifting a few weights" is how a great many athletes and strongman have been built.
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