its been too many long years since i hit the gym, but i did it tonight. and i made it personal. thats right, i worked out from home. nothing like doing sit ups the way the spartans did it. a dirt floor would have been nicer actually; as i exercised on my bedroom persian rug each vertebra of my spine rolled across our hard wood floors. argh. huff. puff. and up again. and ouch! but i made the most of it. I even found an inconvenient hitching post for my toes underneath our bed to steady myself. so its decided… i need to find new spot to support this new fitness habit. so i can make it an old established habit. hell, i figure if i have the stamina to blog everyday then i can most certainly work out for 10-15 minutes. the other hour ill pray that my body responds to such congenial punishments.
ok. even odie knows that you’re not supposed to work out like that wood floor, toe to bed hitch, for only 10 minutes. but i wanted to start today, so start i did. bruised spine et all. pain gain exchange accepted.
odie, who has no hair to hide his breeds obvious belly sag, wonders what the fuss is about. 6 pack? 0 pack? who cares mama. and i agree; part of me will always agree with whatever he says. theres a profound wisdom there.
and so i look at him and i see his beauty for what it is. and hes so sure of himself as all animals are. not caring what he looks like. its a confidence i wish the human race had. maybe a canned cat food diet would help cure us of our body conscious ills?
odies beauty is unadulterated. authentic. strange. misunderstood by many. his beauty is in his belly sag. and his wrinkles. and his baldness. and his paleness. and his big ears. and odd colored eyes. in his small sharp teeth that bite like the devil and in his visible feet pads and soft pink dewclaw nubs. his beauty is in his short wiry whiskers. in the coarse white hair on the edge of his tail, and no where else.
its a strange profound beauty. and its speaks volumes.
may we all have the wisdom to embrace ourselves as we were made. im still going for that 6 pack. amen.
love o and om.