Saturday, March 24, 2012
Warm Weather Blues
One of the things I appreciate about the climate of Montana is that it allows for a "layering" effect of clothing about nine months of the year--especially in the winter. With layering the questions becomes: Is it fat or is it the layering? No one knows! That is what is nice about winter and the layering of clothing. In the winter I like to wear sweaters, fleece, and sweat shirts to keep me warm and to hide the expanding equator of my waist. With sweaters, fleece, and sweat shirts people have to guess--is it John or is it his clothing? Trust me, I'm never going to tell. I'm never going to tell because the truth is it is more me than the clothing.
The nice thing about layering clothing to keep warm is that it can be removed layer by layer whenever one is too warm. The bad thing about layering clothing is that as the layers disappear the truth appears. The warm weather has been pushing the issue lately. The warm weather has been demanding a switch over to the lighter and thinner clothing of spring and summer. This is not something I am looking forward to as it will expose me for what I have become--the Pillsbury Doughboy! Yeah, I know, that is a scary picture!
This issue brings me to my annual lament--EXERCISE! Just the thought of exercising makes my body hurt and cry out in pain. The idea of adding another hour to my day to put myself through the rigors of exercise has me shutting down in the recliner in front of the television with a bag of chips and a ice cold micro-brew discerning whether or not it is worth the effort. If fashion designers would make spring and summer clothing that could be layered and still provide the necessary cooling for the warmth--shoot, I'd invest millions in that clothing line and keep my figure under wraps all year round! But, they do not. Exercise and dieting come to mind as the only reasonable solution to the problem.