Have you ever wondered about the expression:” Getting into shape”?
I assume it usually means to get fit and I also assume it assumes that being fit shows you in a good shape. Now that is a lot of assuming. LOL.
With me, there has never been a “getting into shape” ambition. My ambition was to write and to read lots of books which of course can get you into a certain shape as well depending on how much chocolate is available in the house ;-). But not even that has worked out.
I stubbornly keep my size 14 (UK size that is) roundabout 11 Stone (approximately 66 – 70KG) no matter what. And I do not even own a scale. My credo is: If the trousers get too tight eat less! Looks like that works. I enjoy my daily cookie as well as butter on my toast and full-fat yoghurt. Emphasis on “enjoying”.
My uncle lives in Switzerland and is a chef and he used to be in “proper” chef-size. That changed when he got diabetes but before that he said something to me that stuck in my mind: “You know Beatrice”, he said, “the French eat lots of so-called unhealthy things but they enjoy it and eat slowly and with the family and for some strange reason they don’t get fat”. “Well, if my uncle says so!” I thought and left the whole “getting into shape” thing to the others…. :-).
However, when I read Linda’s prompt for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday that expression came into my mind and I wondered what kind of shapes one could get into: Something sausage-like maybe like a peg in a square hole? Or triangular for eternity? Or maybe something round to come full circle?
Which leads me back to the beginning: Getting into shape and wondering but I think I leave that to you guys as I am tired and might need some more sssssleeep 😉
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