I've often wondered why most of my friends are super fit. I mean, what are they doing hanging out with a lazy chubby girl like me? My initial thought was because it:
- Reminded them why they need to continue to exercise.
- Made them feel better about themselves.
- I am their project and they sit around at Zumba class and plan how they are going to "change" me.
- They need someone at their birthday party that will eat up the left over cake so that there is none left to tempt them.
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I have so many good friends who run daily because they are nuts like it. They run in 5Ks and Mud Runs. They do yoga. They ride their bikes for hours upon miles. They work out with big steroidy dudes named Bo Bo. (Kidding...I have no idea if Bo Bo does steroids. It's just the image I have made up in my mind. I've never seen him....you know, since I don't go to the gym.) They invite me to water aerobics. Uhhh, no thanks ladies. That incorporates two things I hate....exercise AND swim suits!
Today, I realized the real reason I have been befriended by all my fitness queen chicks. I got a call from one of my besties, Serena.
Serena: "Hey! I need you real quick. Do you have 15 minutes?"
Me: "Of course I do. What's up?" (Thinking she needs to talk a minute and she wants to pick my brain since I am an expert in child and adolescent psychology was a therapist in a former life before children...and she has a daughter in middle school.)
Serena: "My bike has a flat tire. I need you to come get me and take me home."
Me: *feeling guilty that she's exercising while I can't even find the motivation to get in the shower yet* "I'll be right there!"
Obviously I am the only one they can call for such a service. Everyone else is out doing *insert fitness activity here*.
So I'm their emergency plan. Which is not all bad.
A. I'm needed.
B. I'm valued.
C. I get to be their superhero.