Thursday, April 9, 2009

Oh the places I'll go to eat my green eggs and ham.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

(Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss)

I saw this formidable guard standing lookout next to my neighbor's pasture fence last evening when Steve dragged me out on a walk. I wasn't much in the mood for a walk, but I did want to get out of the house. We didn't go to far, thank heavens! Typically I love going on walks, but my back has been achy as of late. I think it is the stormy weather affecting the arthritis. But finding "the guard" on duty made it all worthwhile.

I need to get in shape and strengthen my core. (To bad exercise isn't my cup of tea.) Steve went to physical therapy a couple of times for his back trouble, and they gave him some exercises. (That man loves to exercise! He thinks running is fun! I think it is something to do only when Michael runs away.) Because of his persistence encouragement, we both did some of those core strengthening exercises last night, too.

We both did "the plank" and "the side plank"

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And then he did "the torpedo". I opted out of this one.

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Man, they are tough! My daughter was laughing at us and saying we were just old if that was hard. I kept telling her to try it before she passed judgement!

Steve reminds me very much of Sam-I-am in Green Eggs and Ham when it comes to exercise. He wanted me to go for a walk with him, then do the back exercises,

You do not like them. So you say.
Try them! Try them!And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.

even though I protested.

I do not like green eggs and ham!
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Sam! If you will let me be,
I will try them. You will see.

But just like in the book, I'm ready for some more.

Say! I like green eggs and ham!
I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat.
And I would eat them with a goat...

And I will eat them in the
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
They are so good, so good, you see!

So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house.
And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!
I do so like
green eggs and ham!

So tonight, I will go for another walk and strenghten my core some more.

Thank you!
Thank you, Sam-I-am!

So, yes, thank you, my Sam-I-am!


  1. LOL:) I've heard Pilates is wonderful for your core! I have been exercising too, and I am almost to fanatic stage. I've been running, sitting up, pushing up, and yoga-ing. You keep it up!

  2. I never put exercise and Green Eggs and Ham together. But I see your point. I worked out with a trainer last year and really could tell the difference, but I let her go. Boy it didn't take long to get back out of shape.
    I need to do those exercises too.


  3. You crack me up!!

    I love doing the plank and side plank!! Those are awesome exercises. Do some 100's for your core as well. Trust me, the more you exercise you become addicted. You start to crave it. Um, like blogging! haha