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Exercise Becomes Me

I once knew a poet named Cecile
Call her skinny and hear her spiel
   I'm petite with small bones
  I have fat and rolls she groans
If I called you names how'd you feel   

So she decided things had to change
 Lifting weights at first felt strange
      Her trainer pushed gently
         Encouraged intently
  Her life she happily rearranged

Now building bone density and power
 Her muscles sprouting like a flower
        Strength is now her friend
      Workouts are now her trend
  It takes discipline and willpower

No longer thin rather lean and fit
Liking the changes she does admit
         Active body and mind
        Healthy diet combined
   This lifestyle she'll never quit

*I been working out for 6 months now : )

Copyright © Cecilia Macfarlane | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 12/18/2016 2:28:00 PM

    - Best wishes for a peaceful and lovely Christmas to you and your family, Cecilia - hugs & love // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/13/2016 10:42:00 AM

    Look at you! You are one of the few!!
  1. Date: 10/11/2016 10:32:00 PM

    Based on your picture on Facebook you are achieving success!
  1. Date: 10/11/2016 7:53:00 PM

    Way to go Cecilia. I was one of the first power lifters in Perth about fifty ago, and I loved it. even now at seventy four I lift but only light weights now. Keep on keeping on, my friend. Nice poem you have written....peter
  1. Date: 10/4/2016 1:30:00 AM

    that is so great that you toned up!! Keep it up. It's the only way to be, cutie pie,
  1. Date: 10/2/2016 3:00:00 AM

    A beautiful write and inspiration to be happy. I am convinced your glow would be the change people notice. Faving this one.
  1. Date: 8/27/2016 4:55:00 PM

  1. Date: 8/4/2016 7:55:00 AM

    Oh so please to be reading your poetry Cecilia again,, this is amazing, keep up the good work...
  1. Date: 6/13/2016 5:29:00 PM

    Cecilia.. Congratulations on your win in the any poem contest...
  1. Date: 6/11/2016 11:02:00 AM

    I need to get my act together, dear. This was a fabulous write. Full of inspiration. :) SO happy for you. Hugs
  1. Date: 6/9/2016 5:12:00 PM

    Entertaining limerick - keep working out, it's fun keeping in shape! Congrats on your win in the "Any Poem You Ever Penned" poetry contest. I enjoyed your work - Jesse
  1. Date: 6/8/2016 7:56:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, nicely done
  1. Date: 6/8/2016 4:46:00 PM

    I remember this one!! : D! Congratulations on both your working out and your win! ; )
  1. Date: 6/6/2016 2:09:00 AM

    Good for you Cecilia - you are an inspiration - I've been quite slack for too long - need to get back in shape. A well written limerick. T.J
  1. Date: 6/5/2016 7:52:00 PM

    Hey good for you. I've been fairly active all my life, though not a zealot. Eat right, move the body, get enough sleep. Simple yet effective
  1. Date: 6/4/2016 5:42:00 PM

    Hi Cecilia, exercise and meditation have always been part of my life, And now at seventy four I feel so good within, so I believe that you are doing the right thing, my friend. 'Good on ya' for your new outlook on life, and for your poem....peter
  1. Date: 6/4/2016 7:03:00 AM

    Hi Cecilia! A new lifestyle is usually brought about by a fresh outlook on life. Surmounting problems and hard times could be one of the main positive factors. Enjoyed this set of lovely limericks. Pleased to see you posting again. Regards // paul
  1. Date: 6/3/2016 10:29:00 PM

    Amazing, I guess the coffee and donuts at Tim Hortons is out now!!!!!
  1. Date: 6/3/2016 8:38:00 AM

    Good for you Cecillia. For me I play sports to keep in shape. I find the competition and fun keeps me interested. I enjoyed your poem.
  1. Date: 6/2/2016 7:42:00 AM

    - Great job Cecilia, good luck with your "new healthy life" :) - Lovely poem - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/1/2016 11:10:00 PM

    Good for you Cecilia! It's awesome that you have a trainer. Very cute poem :)
  1. Date: 6/1/2016 6:22:00 PM

    I love weight lifting. Sadly, for me it puts ON weight, which I do not need but at least I am more fit and the weight is from muscle not fat. Congrats to you for taking up this GREAT way to increase your health.
  1. Date: 6/1/2016 2:09:00 PM

    This is excellent.. I can see yoy worked on it for a while from how good it is...
  1. Date: 6/1/2016 1:10:00 PM

    Congratulation!! 6 months! You're doing a great job, Cecilia! Love this sequence of Limerick! My best wishes. Ruben.
  1. Date: 6/1/2016 12:28:00 PM

    oh good on you Cecilia and you penned a lovely string of limericks about your success - the most working out I do is lifting a knife and fork and pen lol:-) hugs Jan xx