Monday, June 16, 2008

Trash Talking the Hamster

Generally, I'm not a super-competitive person. And while I've been feeling a little lax  lately in regards to my workout routine, I've got all kinds of Big Plans to really step up my game and have '08 be The Summer I Lose The Weight. Yeah, yeah, I know I said that in '07 but my knee hurt.

So anyway, I'm up in my daughter's room the other night and I look over at her hamster sprinting on its wheel:
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Mother pus bucket. That little sh%tball is working out more than I am. Now that I think about it, the thing never misses a workout. A RODENT, with a brain the size of a raisin, has more discipline than I do.

Me: You know, studies show there is such a thing as "over-training"....
Rodent: (runrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrun)
Me: Also, if you don't "switch up " your workout, your muscles get used to it and you don't make any more gains. Read that in 'Fitness'.
Rodent: (runrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrunrun)
Me: Well, I don't know if you heard, but this is 'The Summer I'm Going To Lose The Weight', so.....

Rodent: (taking off his headphones) In your FACE!


25 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Perhaps you should get yourself a spinning wheel and you guys can work out together!

TONYA said...

bwahahahahaaaaa. Rolling on the floor. I really like Beth's idea :)

Or you could do what I did at dinner the other night when sitting next to Miss Thang in her next to nothing, boobies falling out of top outfit eating her grilled chicken and salad. Eat everything on the menu and savor each and every mouthful right in front of her. That'll show the rodent.

Deanna said...

If he has so much energy... give him some of your "to do" list! Like cleaning the toilet?

ali said...

LOL! And that's why I'll never own another hamster!

Kareer Woman said...

LOL, cute post!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, I hope you'll return :)

Kelly said...

Damn those critters..
I am so on the bandwagon for "o8' summer of loss" Hubby and I are doing our own version of 'biggest looser' and I am so pumped up, and damn it I won't let him win..I won't!
Now, I wonder how much I can loose while sitting on the couch watching tv. I am pushing the buttons on the remote pretty hard...thats helping my biceps, right?

The Mom said...

This sounds like taking "spinning" classes to a whole new level! I've been watching the ants in our kitchen and they carry their body weight on their back! Damn them all!

Gettysburg Mom said...

to quote Fat Tony from The Simpsons, "You consistently crack me up....". And you know, you could feed that hamster to a cat or dog and his trash-talking days would be over.

Val said...

Ah, don't take it personally.

Just know that their brain is smaller than a pea and you could crush it with your bare hands.

That should make you feel better!

Alice said...

I disciplined myself into 3 mini Kit Kat bars this morning.

Go Hamster!

Manic Mom said...

Too cute...forget the hamster ball I need to get my big butt out & run behind the van. But, first let's stop for ice cream. Want to come with?

Neurotically Yours: said...

You are cracking me up!! I keep saying I'm gonna get back to the gym - can't you tell that's where I am now??

I just published a post about my brother who is a personal trainer -check it out - he started a blog to motivate us - lol!

Ann said...

Now I understand why a hamsters life expectancy is only 2 years.

Wendy said...

he's got attitude written all over his fuzzy face!

That Crazy Mom said...

We have two degus (a degu is like a rat-sized chinchilla) and we've decided they are anorexic based on the amount of time they spend in their wheel.

I just posted a blog yesterday about the cat we just adopted along with a picture in which I swear he's sticking his tongue out at me. He's definitely going to fit in to our weird family.

Tenakim said...

Sue, yeah the "My Therapy" thing... You can add that one to your favorites if you're thinking you might have a psychiatric disorder- my husband hates when I watch the L word- he's never been a fan of competition.

Mr Lady said...

Like daggers through my heart.

Did you know I am a serial hamster killer? Sadly, it is true. Just search hamster in my blog.

I'm going to go drown my sorrows in cheese bits and iceberg lettuce now. :)

Windyridge said...

Yeah my son's rats like to "work out" too, much to the chagrin of those listening to the squeaky wheel. If they knew exercise was good for them, they'd stop.

That Crazy Mom said...

By the way, for those who have metal wheels, Pam cooking spray tops the squeaking and is safe for the animals.

Lane Boyz Mom said...

OMG that was HYSTERICAL...and Beth does have a very good idea;)

Merrie said...

LOL Dang it you crack me up, lady! (runrunrunrun) That brought a tear.

Queen Goob said...

I just pee'd in my pants a little laughin' at this. Found you through Alice and i will so be back.

-Bridget said...

You know it's your fault if the hamster's muscle gain becomes stagnant. You owe it to him to provide some variety. Go find him a good bench press, medicine ball, or chin up bar at the very least.

deconstructing jen said...

Holy cow, I just spit crystal lite into my daughter's face I was laughing so hard. Now she's pissed AND I have to explain why I was laughing so much.

Lindsay said...

Attach his wheel to some sort of generator and save on your power bills. You might as well put him to good use.

HILARIOUS post!