Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Working Out Like a Girl

I've been blogging for a year now, and there have always been way more women weight loss/health bloggers than men. And dieting has been a traditionally female thing to do. Not that I think it should be. In fact, I think dieting and exercise for the purposes of losing weight has been so cast as something only women do that men are hesitant to pursue weight loss, especially publicly. I can't think of many reasons why there were so few men at Weight Watchers meetings when I was a member a few years ago (women often came to the meetings with their daughters, sisters, and female friends, but almost never their husbands or brothers or sons). I can't think of many other reasons why there are only two weight loss blogs authored by men on my Blogger, and one of them (there are more, I'm sure, but I haven't stumbled across them yet). And this has to be the only reason that I'd have a conversation like this with my fiance (I'm in the green bubbles, he's in the grey ones):

Since he thinks Jillian is girly-girl dancing around, I can. not. WAIT. for him to try her workout. Dustin is going down.


fat bridesmaid said...

Duuuuuuuuuude! He's in for a shock. For sure.

Ashley said...

You said it, lady. I just read him your comment, and he thinks he'll be hula-hooping. This is going to be so GOOD.

Alisha said...

lol....sounds like convo's my hubby and I have....lol

for Dustin..."Oh, yes it is just some easy dancing around. You have nothing to worry about."

Now if I could only put the sound in of that creepy MUAH HA HA HA HA laugh in. lol

Ok sorry, I am in a weird mood. I love the way you write Ashley...crack me up!