Morning Exercise

Today I got an email from SilverSneakers which is a program that provides to Seniors free access to a number of gyms and health clubs.

SilverSneakers is a feature of several popular health insurance plans for Oldsters, the theory being it’s cheaper to keep the Wizened Ones healthy than to pay for medical care.

So far, so good. But methinks the bar on what constitutes exercise has been set too low.

Silver Sneaks 2

It already irks me that I am on the Geezer Plan at my local 24 Hour Fitness gym.

Note that it doesn’t irk me enough that I’ll forego the program and actually pay dues, however. Irked and cheap, that’s me.

I accept that I am getting older and with age comes some limitations on my athletic performance as well as increased hair in my ears. Sorry, TMI.

But I haven’t reached the stage where my daily exercise is done in bed.

The Malt disagrees and says he does some his best workouts while sacked out. Then again, in dog years, he’s older than me.

Sacked Out

Shhh…quiet! I’m blasting my quads.


32 replies

  1. Wow, I did not realize Max was older than you, pensioner. He must be in the double digits then. You should be glad it’s free on the Geezer Plan–and glad that your generation is probably the last one in which most of you were fairly fit when you were young, middle-aged, and senior. My generation had a good solid run till about 30. But this current one–mercy, half the kids are obese. They need to be on your Geezer Plan, or Wheezer Plan. And as far as hair in your ears, I’ve noticed that in my husband. None for me, but his is like a thick peach fuzz, guarding the ear canal, nearly impenetrable. They’re not soft like hairs should be. And my dad’s eyebrows now come at me very offensively. Why are they growing over his eyes, visor style? Bodies are the WORST.

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    • Oh yeah, there are all sorts of special treats that come along with creeping decrepitude. You’ll find out soon enough as the bloom eventually comes off your rose, Whippersnapper. As for the Malt, he will be 12 in June. He still has pep but I can see he has slowed down of late. When I get a haircut they sometimes ask if they should trim my brows but I tell them, “Nah, I like to scare the little children.”

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  2. Hi! My name is Ginger and I’m a new follower of Max. I enjoy your comments on Loisajay’s posts, so I read a few of your posts and decided this would be a fun place to visit. I have to stop reading past posts because my bladder is going to explode from non-stop laughing. I love it! 😂😂

    I do not blog myself, but I am fortunate to have been introduced to bloggers such as yourself and can follow your posts. So I hope you don’t mind a non-blogger commenting on your posts.

    SilverSneakers is in our Insurance too, but I don’t go to the gym. Too far away. (🙄) Wake up my shoulders, hips and core before my feet hit the floor? Sorry, no time for that. As soon as one eye is open my bladder is wide awake! Need I say more?

    I cracked up at Kerbey’s comment. I can’t help but wonder if my husband and her husband are brothers. Ear hair? I definitely need to start using the weedwhacker on his ear hair now. And eyebrows? My husband’s look like two white caterpillars with spiked hair! Ewwwww!!

    Looking forward to your next post.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • Hi Ginger and welcome to the silly dog blog! Since you hang out with Lois and her cats we’ll let you in for free. Everyone here is relatively sane (although I’d keep an eye on a few of them) and most have their own blogs which are universally smarter and better than this one but Max’s blog is a good jumping off place if nothing else. If you have a dog that’s a plus. If not, it also counts if you know a dog, have seen a dog, heard of a dog or recognize a dog when seen nearby.

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      • Hahaha! I knew I would love it here. Between you and Lois and her incredible photos and her creative captions, I am in Blog Heaven.

        And yes, I have a dog. Her name is, what else, Murphy. She’s an Australian Shepherd mix, the ‘mix’ clearly being psychotic! She’s 11, but she was 2 when we rescued her from the shelter. Her original owners brutally abused her, and 3 days after we brought her home she had her right rear leg amputated. There was no other option.

        On the bright side, she’s the only one who doesn’t know she only has 3 legs. Walking she’s a bit gimpy. Running she’s like a Greyhound….smooth as silk! I thought of changing her name to Tripod, but stuck with Murphy.

        She’s the love of my life. Mr. Hairy Nose/Caterpillar Brows comes in second! 😂😂😂

        Thanks for your warm welcome.
        🐾Ginger 🐾

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  3. HA! OH, I think Max has the right idea! 😉

    Wow! Max is getting up there. Coop isn’t far behind Max…Coop is 10 years old.

    Yes, getting well-seasoned (I refuse to say “older”) is interesting for sure! The hair falls out of some men’s heads and finds it’s way to their eyebrows, ears, noses! 😮
    And women, well….we have all sorts of other problems! Ha! 😉 😛

    But, we do the best we can and are grateful for each day! 🙂
    HUGS!!! for you!
    PATS and RUBS for Max!!!

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  4. I was actually thinking this morning that I should use my Silver Sneakers thingie and go to the gym and work on my upper body strength – which is nonexistent – because of the way the little shit pulls. Do I get credit for thinking about it?

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  5. I get all the exercise I need lifting the senior dog…….. Black Tot…… onto the bed every time my husband goes for a nap. She is with Max…….she gets all the exercise she needs stretching out and rolling on her side.

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    • I wish that, in lieu of the evil exercise machines at the gym, they would add a dog-lifting option. Start with chihuahuas and build up to Black Tot with a Tibetan Mastiff for the guys using steroids. People could opt to relax and pet the dogs if they didn’t feel up to a workout. Given an adequate treat supply the dogs would likely approve of this plan, too. Just remember when lifting B-Tot, use your legs, not your back!

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