The Call of the Free Weights – Can You Hear the Voices?

Two purple hand weights sit beside me on my end table. They are being scrupulously ignored as they wait for me to pick them up.

They should be enjoying happy lifts into the air over my head, feeling the sweep of the air around them as I swing them in circles at my sides. They should have daily exercise, and I should probably take them on a nice walk.

I’m not obliging them.  I drove for four hours yesterday, home from a visit to my sister, and now I have other chores to do. I’m not doing those either, but they aren’t in my face, goading me as the weights are. I can hear my little weights whining, “You’d rather spend time with your laptop than with us,” and they’re right.

I’m researching some future posts, catching up on e-mails, and sending photos to my granddaughter via Facebook Messaging. Of course, none of this is gratifying for the free-weights, or helpful to my weight loss and toning plan.

So, as soon as I post this, I will give my weights twenty minutes of undivided attention.  Or maybe I’ll watch the evening news as I exercise.  I think they’ll understand.


This post is a response to a WordPress Daily Post Writing Challenge on the topic of active and passive voices in writing, “Listen to the Voices in Your Head.”

To hear the voices of other bloggers’ subjects, click here.

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17 Responses to The Call of the Free Weights – Can You Hear the Voices?

  1. eof737 says:

    Good idea! 😉


  2. I “feel your pain” … So much to do and so little time for it all.


  3. Madhu says:

    Clever interpretation 🙂 I have been ignoring every voice in my head!


  4. LizEccentric7 says:

    My weights have sat in the garage for so long they have grown cobwebs. The only exercise that I love is group exercise with a Zumba group. It just feels so nice to meet new people (my group is retirees) even though I am 34. They took me right in and made me feel comfortable. At least you did the 20 minutes, or thought about lifting the weights, but I love the social aspects of small group exercise. Thank you for your comments today. 🙂


  5. coastalcrone says:

    Mine are not purple but they do call me 2-3 times a week.


  6. Irma says:

    I have purple hand weights that I have been ignoring as well. There is just so many other more interesting things to do. But, I really have to give them some attention. Now where did I last see them. . .


  7. Taking a break is ok. Long as you get back to it. (I should talk – blah!!!) I did do a 60 minute walk today and started tracking my food intake. I think you inspired me, but I’m still not committing to anything. Lol


  8. Colleen E Gunderson Photography says:

    Free weights are more “vocal” for attention as compared to other things; I agree 🙂 Mine, which are also purple, are in my closet and would probably also like to go for a nice walk! Nice post; very creative 🙂


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