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The Stairway to Nowhere

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The Stairway to Nowhere


Up early in the morning and off to the gym
Determined once again to get myself slim
The place is full of tight butts and flat abs
How long I'll last here is still up for grabs
I sweat through weights and cardio stuff
After about 30 minutes I had quite enough
There's one more machine that has my name
The stair-stepper always put me to shame
I climb to no-where, my legs giving out
I hate this sucker-Id almost rather be stout
Once again I leave feeling quite depressed
People love this stuff? oh surely you jest....



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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:57:00 AM
    You put them into nice percpective

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:39:00 PM
    good winning poem...Linda

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 9:21:00 PM
    thanks, Im not obese, just need o get fit. BG

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 9:18:00 PM
    actually the star stepper or what ever its called is not for obese who are beginner thou its claims to be zero impact but I've got sprained ankle doing it the bicycle and ski type machine is the best zero impact to burn fats and low weights resistance weight lifts tone muscles and burn faster than the machine. .. Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 3:22:00 PM
    hahaha, brave one. Rather you than me. Congratulations on your win in Nancy's contest, Barbara. Nice one. Licia ;-)

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:32:00 AM
    I think we all feel like this at the gym...good poem, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Barbara hi and congrats in placing Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:51:00 PM
    That last line just DID it for me! Thanks for supporting my contest, Barbara. Namaste ~ N

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 10:32:00 PM
    gosh, I really like this. It's one of my favorites from her list!! Glad I got to see it tonight and congrats, Barbara..

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:04:00 PM
    - Enjoy a fresh coffee and a tiny chocolate! - It is Sunday, enjoy the day Barbara!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)))

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 12:21:00 PM
    what a hoot love your take on the gym keep going it does get easier. Barbara I really enjoyed reading it Shadow x smile