Last week I downloaded the epic bestseller, soft porn/fiction Fifty Shades of Gray to my Kindle. Then I stepped aboard my favorite elliptical at Anytime Fitness for a quick twenty minute work out.
FIFTY MINUTES latter I looked up from my titillating dirty book.(How often do I get to use titillating?) Fifty minutes on the elliptical with the resistance set at 8. I burned 560 calories and nobody was even naked yet. But they were headed that way.
I was drenched with sweat, my calves ached and somebody was obviously waiting for me to get off the elliptical. How long had they been waiting? I was embarrassingly oblivious to their impatient stares. The protagonist, Anastasia (of course her name is Anastasia) was getting kissed and groped in an elevator.
By the time I’m finished with this book I’ll look like a lanky super model! I can’t wait to get back to the gym.
Fifty Shades of Gray isn’t a great book, it’s not even that well written. There are some awkward cliches to stumble over, but it’s so easy to get lost in. It’s so easy to pull the sheet over your head and absolutely lose track of time, even on an elliptical.
And if you’ve got it on a Kindle, nobody has to know what your reading! For all they know you are studying the latest issue of Psychology Today or rereading War and Peace. I can hide my dirty little secret from friends and family.
So, when you se me super skinny and smiling this summer you know what’s going on. Soft porn and the elliptical. Now I’ve just to to figure out a way to keep reading during the taekwondo and boxing classes.