Friday, December 07, 2007

Part Time Model

I've written here before how I belong to the best health club on the planet. Well, since Ironman and meeting all the triathlon peeps, Mrs. Greyhound has started working out with Maria Gratia, my first trainer from the club. Maria Gratia is an uber personal trainer who healed up my knee the fall before my fastest ever marathon. Beyond knowing physical therapy and anatomy, she knows the female mind, how it deals with food and what it sees in the mirror. She's had morbidly obese clients lose more than 150 pounds and change their lives.

Now, Mrs. Greyhound does not fall anywhere near that category, but with Maria Gratia's help, she's completely changed as well. Instead of excuses why she doesn't exercise, she's more likely to schedule her day around her exercise. Instead of rationalizing what goes in her mouth, she's more likely to treat her food as fuel. Much of this comes from the inside, but Maria Gratia is able to provide motivation that I cannot. All a spouse can do is cheerlead. If you try to motivate, it just sounds like nagging and actually has the opposite effect.

Well, the upshot of all this is that Mrs. Greyhound got on the club mailing list, which turned out to be kind of funny.

See the other day she received a flyer like this:

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The purpose was to encourage her to join the club and get a spa certificate for her trouble. Now, the pictures on the outside are all well and good, but it was the inside that was really calculated to seal the deal. Because inside was this:

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Don't you see it? Look closer:


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It's the stud muffin she's been sleeping with for the last 18 years. If that doesn't get her in the door, nothing will.

I mean, you'd join, right?

Wait! Don't answer that.

22 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

Does everyone really get their own huge TV? That might get me in the door.

And if you were in a red speedo in that pic.....

Fe-lady said...

Cool...did they pay you!? I hope they paid you everyone will be joining now....but they really should have included the tattoo in the pic....

Rainmaker said...

That's pretty awesome! And their even getting water bottles for ya...nice!

Bill said...

I'd hit it! ;)

Seriously, good on you for being her cheerleader. Nothing more important in the world that we can do for our spouses.

CoachLiz said...

Dang!

Too bad I work for another health club in H-Town or I would join just from the photo alone.

Bigun said...

celebrity status...can I have your autograph?

jeanne said...

I want your trainer! and here i thought the big surprise was gonna be that they featured your WIFE!

Speed Racer said...

Is that the before picture?! I'm kidding! I hope you get royalties for that ad, because the chicks are going to be BANGING DOWN the Houstonian's door for memberships and a chance to see the stud muffin on the inside page in his sexy red speedo! Hell, I'm thinking of joining!

Coach Tammy said...

So how long have you known about this other man in her life?

Brent Buckner said...

You are now the official spokesmodel of friendly non-threatening eye candy!

Steve Stenzel said...

HA! That's great!!

pinkgurugal said...

as one who has been published before, i suggest you get an agent with that stunningly flirtatious grin!

supalinds said...

That is so awesome. You should frame it, and then get a free membership for letting them use your pic.

Tri to Be Funny said...

sign me up, baby!!

Donald said...

They should give you a discounted membership for attracting all those hot women to join the club.

TriSaraTops said...

I totally just joined your gym.

From Ohio.

Lisa said...

That's hilarious! Sign me up... oh wait... I don't want to end up in a brochure.

Taconite Boy said...

If I were gay...

monica said...

wow. don't forget us little people when you get all rich and famous and have your own talkshow. just promise you won't drive a hummer...

Marcy said...

You stud ;-)
Are you checking out her hooters, BTW? :P

Thanks for stopping by ;D

Tri-Dummy said...

no way, Marcy. He's totally looking into her eyes.

He's singing.. "a spoonful of sugar helps the salt tab go down!"

Iron Kahuna said...

you are so HAWT!

i'm having some strange feelings in my loins.