Friday Fun: Exercise and Diet


Trying to get healthy?
Since nobody really likes
paying attention to diet and exercise …

Let’s laugh the whole thing off

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies

My previous weight-themed Friday Funny was so well-received, I think I’ll see if we can get a bit more smileage by revisiting the topic from a slightly different perspective: exercise and diet.  Groan!

Running, jogging, power walking, treadmills, weights and more.

Handball, Zumba, spinning or gymnastics — boxing, hiking, climbing.

Soccer, softball, swimming, skiing, tennis, even volleyball . . .

um, skate-boarding anyone?

As one female comic put it, quite a few years ago now:

“Call it anything you like.
I call it GYM.
I don’t have to go anymore and I don’t.”

Let’s take a look at the perspective of a few more diet and exercise-averse comics that I tripped across on Pinterest.

How many of the situations below make YOU nod your head?

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This Friday’s theme: Exercise & Diet

(most images below found on Pinterest)

Reflections on the Gym . . .

On Jogging or Running . . .

 

Something Else, perhaps?

 

So how do you feel about your body?


 

 

Eating healthy?

 

 

Perspective: NO explanation needed

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84 Responses to Friday Fun: Exercise and Diet

  1. Pingback: Friday Fun: Writers Redux | ADD . . . and-so-much-more

  2. dgkaye says:

    Okay, this was seriously funny! Great goodies! 🙂 xo

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    • I’ve got a couple in the queue about Writers and Writing. I think you’ll really love those.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • dgkaye says:

        I anxiously await! 🙂 x

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  3. Such a great posting Madelyn. Each clip brought belly laughs. So many I could relate to from in the gym. the research you had to do finding these is amazing. Thank you for doing so and brightening up the day for us.

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    • It did take a bit of time, but I enjoyed every second of it. Quite the break from medical science, etc.

      The toughest part about finding these was saying ENOUGH! (These are actually leftovers from the first one.) Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Humor is so good for our souls. We are sure so many really enjoy reading and printing them out.

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        • Goodie! I like thinking that is what happens after I post.
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Our fridge grows everyday with articles that feed us and make us laugh. So keep feeding us please.

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            • Ditto!
              xx, mgh

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  4. These are so funny, Madelyn. I am lucky, I am pretty small and I only go to Pilates once a week [and that is an effort]. I think it is really tough for people who enjoy food to diet.

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    • Funny you should think being small gives you an advantage. I have always said that being tall gave me an advantage – I could eat more without gaining weight. 🙂

      I’m a BIG fan of pilates. I saved for almost a year to buy myself a transformer – my Christmas present to myself shortly before I was mugged. It was, unfortunately, stolen shortly after it arrived because I couldn’t unpack it much less use it (or even move by myself) 😦

      The more I read the more aware I am of metabolic disorders (or glitches in the brain) that leave many folks feeling hunger pangs more acutely than the rest of us. Yes, the rise in junk food contributes – but I also know people who eat a lot of junk and remain relatively slim too.

      I have always been one of those people who forget to eat until feelings of light-headedness remind me I must – a double-edged sword, however.
      xx,
      mgh

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  5. lwbut says:

    Just what i needed to brighten my day! Thanks Madelyn.

    Here’s two quickies: I just ran for five miles – what a workout. I was beginning to think that ice cream truck would NEVER stop. 😀

    and: Whenever i finish my workout i think – W T F !
    (Where’s The Food?)

    love.

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    • LOVE it! But I must say I don’t really relate to #1. When I was young and fit, I *never* had to run after an ice cream truck. They always slammed on the brakes right in front of me for some reason.

      I merely went out in my shortest short-shorts, put on my brightest smile and stood at the side of the road. 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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      • lwbut says:

        I have absolutely NO doubt that would work! 🙂 – just not for me! lol.

        I bet car repairers in your town loved you! – All those rear-enders from cars slamming into the back of ice-cream trucks while not watching the road in front of them. 🙂 🙂

        love.

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        • Maybe – maybe not. I guess it depends on who’s driving? But from what I’ve read on your blog, you’d probably rather get the exercise, right?
          xx,
          mgh

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          • lwbut says:

            I confess – i was thinking from a male’s perspective! 😉 …aaaaand you got me
            in one!

            love.

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            • Somehow I thought that would be the case.
              xx,
              mgh

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  6. Funny funnies! Just a little note: did you know that 15 minutes of sex burns as many calories as 1 hour of walking or 30 minutes of swimming? Save time!

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    • I did NOT know that! But then, I suppose it depends on how gymnastic the sex and who’s doing the “work.” lol 🙂

      I also just read a study that indicates that an hour in a hot bath has effects similar to an hour of exercise. No time saved, and most exercise burns more calories (except for walking for an hour), but it seems to have positive effects on the heart, lowers blood pressure, etc. – and good to know for folks who can’t exercise. I’m fact checking now – and may write an article ere long.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Not for nothing I’ve always liked whirlpools! But if you combine an hour in a hot tub with 15 minutes of highly aerobic sex – just imagine the results!

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        • We’d waste away to nothing in no time (unless we hang out in your kitchen – then we can eat more without worrying about it). I pick #2, don’t you?
          xx,
          mgh

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          • My kitchen is healthy and dietetic, but I still pick #2, of course!

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            • Healthy includes portion control – darn it!
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Ah, that one skipped my mind!

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            • Well that’s the best reason for lots of sex and hot water! We can eat more. 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Now you are getting it!

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            • Oh yeah – running hot bath now. 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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            • That’s a start…

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            • Best I can do ’til a partner shows up in my life. Gratuitous sex isn’t really my thing. 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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            • You do the best you can and enjoy it – that’s life!

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            • Yep! Just like the song.
              xx,
              mgh

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  7. Tina Frisco says:

    Omg, I can’t stop laughing! These are hilarious, Madelyn. Note: Chewing is also my favorite exercise 🙂

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    • lol – I’m thrilled you like that one particularly. I *almost* didn’t use it because it is difficult to read the response. But how could I not?

      Thanks for stopping by, Tina – and letting me know you did.
      xx,
      mgh

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  8. Hahahahaha! This brightened my day :0)

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    • Thanks, Kate. Me too. I LOVE all time spent putting Funnies together.
      xx,
      mgh

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  9. Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

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    • Oh goodie – I LOVE to see the Funnies reblogged. We can all use a laugh to brighten our outlook these days. Thanks for spreading the sunshine.
      xx,
      mgh

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  10. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie has gifted us with a hilarious collection of exercise/diet cartoons. She musta seen me comin! Please, read on…

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    • Thanks so much for reblogging something light from me, John – especially following the more serious 3-parter you’ve been so kind to reblog of late.

      These made me laugh because I have had similar thoughts about exercise myself – except for the eagerness to document my workouts on FB, of course. 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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      • My pleasure, Madelyn. Variety is the spice of life! I’m allergic to exercise. I once told my dietician that although I have no great understanding of nutrition, I know instinctively which foods are healthy for me. “Really?” Yes, they’re the ones I can’t stand!

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        • LOL! For some reason I actually have always loved the taste of many of the foods that I since learned are good for me, and never much cared for many of the ones that aren’t. (I know – weird for a kid).

          Except for sweets, of course. If they’re in the house they’re gone in a day! Giving up gluten has helped with that, since there’s much in that category I can no longer eat, but chocolate is the devil incarnate. No question what my request for a last meal would be!
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Exactly – my middle name is ‘Chocolate’ too! I can feel my blood sugar spike as I dream about mounds of creamy milk chocolate! Mercy!

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            • Me too. How do I love thee – let me count the varieties.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • We are sooooo BAD!!

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            • There are worse vices – but this one is as addictive as any. Even chatting about it online and my chocolate tooth is aching.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • I know the feeling!

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            • We have SO much in common! 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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            • It sure looks that way!

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            • And since it’s now after 5pm here, I guess I’d better finish work, get off the computer and ready myself to go do my part.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Well, try not to enjoy it too much!

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            • Totally serious endeavor, of course! Only fitting in honor of our favorite food. CHOCOLATE!
              xx, mgh

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  11. -Eugenia says:

    These are just too funny. I enjoyed them.

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    • Thanks, Eugenia. I am enjoying these lighter takes on life more than makes sense. Great break from the news these days too.
      xx,
      mgh

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  12. Thanks for the laughs, Madelyn. Happy April Fool’s Day!

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    • And to you. Living in a college neighborhood, I am almost afraid to venture out today. 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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  13. These are fabulous, Madelyn. That first meme slayed me. Love the one about opening a bar called “The Gym” too. Sharing.
    Happy Saturday hugs!

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    • Thanks, Teagan. The FaceBook ones all made me smile, albeit ruefully – especially the guy who thought his unreported session at the gym was totally wasted.
      xx,
      mgh

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  14. Bernadette says:

    That first one about brain cells and fat cells is a complete riot because the funniest things are always true. Have a weekend filled with smiles Madelyn.

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    • I agree, Bernadette. And many truths are often funny.
      xx,
      mgh

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  15. GP Cox says:

    I think I just lost a couple of pounds rolling on the floor laughing!! Thanks, Madelyn.

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    • Thanks, GP. Many of these were smilers for me, but a few got more than an audible chuckle. Laughter is so good for my soul – especially these days.
      xx,
      mgh

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  16. I miss the gym…..I went 3-4 times a week before my stroke and noticed lots of subtle differences. But I must say, you really hit the jack-pot with this lot!

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    • Thanks, Helen. There seem to be a bunch of them out there. I finally just had to stop and post.

      I was a gym rat for many years myself – especially when I was in sho-biz and appearance was so important if one expected to land work – not to mention staying in excellent shape to be able to DO the work (especially for dance shows). I loved the way it made me feel.

      My reasons for not being one now are different from yours, but I know how much I miss it, so I can empathize.
      xx,
      mgh

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  17. Ritu says:

    Great funnies Madelyn! And thanks for the link back!!!!

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    • My pleasure, Ritu. Glad you enjoyed a little light repaste here today.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Ritu says:

        😀

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  18. Very applicable to my week. I started strong, and let’s say the nachos and cheese called my name tonight. But I had avocados and eggs for breakfast! Thank you for sharing. 😃

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    • I have been pushing avocados too – and guacamole and corn chips have saved me from the nachos and cheese many times. 🙂 Thank YOU for commenting.
      xx, mgh

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  19. Hahaha great post Madelyn simply hilarious and funny. Great what being on diet and gyming and walking. Loved all of them.

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    • Thanks Kamal. This was great fun to put together – and some much needed relief after putting together my 3-part Empathy article.
      xx, mgh

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      • Yes absolutely and truly loved it. Madelyn let me know if you liked the post I had kept on Buddha and how was it. Thanks

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        • Will do. I am waaaay behind on blog reading and commenting – tons of time-consuming priorities right now. Can you leave me a direct link? That would help a bunch.
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Oh it’s completely k Madelyn pl don’t worry u can take your time. Read whenever u get time. Though my site is boundlessblessingsblog.com

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            • Oh I KNOW your site, can you copy the “http – etc.” portion from the article itself and leave it in a comment so I can jump RIGHT to it?
              xx,
              mgh

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            • It’s k dear don’t worry whenever u find time no hurry absolutely

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            • No link?
              xx,
              mgh

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            • https://boundlessblessingsblog.com see I am not very savvy so don’t know much dear

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            • I just left a comment under your latest post that explains it all – well, not ALL, but this little skill anyway.

              Before you know it, piece by piece, you will know longer feel like you are “not very savvy.” After a few basic pieces settle in, you will start to figure things out on your own. Meanwhile, ASK! The blogging community has been very helpful to most of us – and everybody is still learning.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Thanks so much for your superb help and yes our community is absolutely amazing and it helps a lot.

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            • You are most welcome, Kamal. My pleasure. There was a time I didn’t have a clue, so it’s nice to be able to pass along something I know – since there is still SO much I do not understand where technology is concerned myself.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Yes absolutely one learns from these little things

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  20. davidprosser says:

    Great funnies thanks Madelyn.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    • Thanks, David. I thought something humorous was needed after Part II of my empathy story – if only to let people know I wasn’t wallowing in misery. 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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