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The Workout – Friday Fictioneers

Good Friday, mes amis!  I cannot lie.  I was stumped for this one.  Like, totally.  However, I decided to let my mind wander a bit and came up with this silly little one.  Hope it makes you laugh.

Thank you, as always, to the fabulous, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this shindig weekly.  And this week, my thanks go to Marie Gail Stratford for this lovely photo – even though it stumped me!

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The Workout

Samantha looked up at the building.

“You have lost your mind.  You can’t be serious!”

“Why not?  It’s a great way to get in shape!”

“Dude, we work on the twentieth floor!”

“Right!  Our legs, butts and cardio will be top-notch for our vacation come March!”


“No — butts, as in Buns-o-Steel, baby!” Suzie laughed.

“Twice a day, five days a week?”

“Yes, we’ll encourage each other.   We could even do it at lunch—”

“No!  Do not even go there!  Twice per day will be more than enough!”

“I knew you’d come around.  We will totally rock in our bikinis.”


104 thoughts on “The Workout – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Dale

    I always take the stairs when I can and, according to my sons, park 5 miles from every store door. Nevertheless I still have buns of mush. I admire Samantha’s energy and optimistic outlook. I can always look to this Delectable writer for entertainment. 😉



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    • Dearest Rochelle,

      Same here. Up to a certain point! As for the buns of mush- welcome to the club!
      So very glad I manage to keep you entertained!

      Lotsa love,

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  2. LOL … this made me laugh. I used to be a dancer in my youth so I would be on-board … Now – not so much!!! My bad knees wouldn’t even attempt one step. That’s what I get for being a dancer. : )
    I’ll leave the bikini wearing to the youthful.
    Fun write, Dale. I enjoyed it and think you did well with prompt photo.
    Fabulous Darlin’
    Isadora 😎

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  3. That sounds like a great idea! Plus I hate lifts. Sometimes I wish I lived closer to work so that I could at least walk occasionally. And they can always work up to it – take the lift to the 10th floor and run the rest to start with 🙂

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  4. A great take Dale. I wonder how many times Suzie has dragged Samantha into one of her crazy schemes?
    You realise male readers will be puzzled by women’s concerns about the effects of time, gravity and cake on their derrieres? For some reason, it doesn’t matter how often men exercise, how much pie we consume, or how much beer we are forced to drink – at the age of 40 or so, our butts begin to disappear. By the age of 50, many of us are completely buttless.

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  5. I love this–light, humorous, and so true of how women think about their bodies, especially when a bikini is looming. And I love JS Brand’s comment. I tease my poor hubby about his buttless state. He just doesn’t get why it matters to me 🙂

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  6. Great use of but-ts! I moved from a three story town house where I went up and down stairs without thinking. I am now in a 4th floor apartment with an elevator. I meant to walk up stairs regularly but haven’t. It really makes a difference butt I can’t blame it all on aging.

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  7. I always take the stairs, but 20 flights twice a day. I don’t want to be that fit 🙂 This pair will be match fit for their holiday though!

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  8. I love this!! a great workout too for sure! When I loved in Toronto my condo was on the 20th floor…and there were a few times the elevator did not work including the 24 hours of no hydro. At 52 I was quite proud passing the younger residents huffing and puffing…but to do this on a regular basis…well, now, that is an idea. Start small though…perhaps 5 floors and up the ante every 3 days. Hmmm, it has be thinking…..[pause] Nah, just thinking…lol

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  9. A great way to work out! When I was on a two-week tour in Europe several years ago, I used the stairs at one of the hotels to get my cardio workout (as the hotel didn’t have a gym). My sister and I also used the stairs at an apartment in Paris.

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