Bret Baier Causes Flabby Abdominals

A real photo of Bret; not a photo of my real tummy. Sigh.

It occurs to me that I may be a little rigid about my workout routine.

A trainer at the YMCA set it up a couple of years ago, and I haven’t changed a thing.

The resistance machines are first.   I start on the left side and continue along the front row.   Then I do the 2 thigh machines in the third row, and 2 sets on the sit-up machine.  I finish up with 22 minutes on the treadmill and a 5-minute cool-down. 

I’m on a very tight schedule.  If I leave the office at 5, I have barely enough time to get to the Y, get through the weights and sit-ups and get to the treadmill (one in the back rows with its own TV) no later than 5:40 central time. 

I can’t miss Bret Baier’s All Star Panel discussion on Fox News. 

If I’m running late, something’s got to give so I can be in front of the TV by 5:40.  The sit-ups are the first to go.  If I weren’t rushing to watch this show, I’d be doing lots more sit-ups and I’d have rock-hard abs. 

I hold Bret Baier personally responsible for the flabby state of my abdominal muscles.

I’m open to many political opinions – right, left and center.    While I find Fox’s endless erectile dysfunction commercials somewhat off-putting, it doesn’t matter.   I’m hooked. 

I don’t even watch the whole show, just the panel discussion.  They have a rotating pantheon of experts and most of them are good.  If I’m being honest, it doesn’t matter who else is on the panel.  I watch the show mainly to see Charles Krauthammer.

I have a bit of a thing for him.

It’s much more than the usual girl/boy crush – I admire Charles for his mind.   His analyses are well thought out and succinct.   Whether delivered with the sternness of a judge or a wryly self-deprecating smile, his opinions are generally spot-on.

I think he’s married, and I’m sure his principles are much too lofty to allow for any fooling around.   Oh, and mine, too.  My principles are really, really lofty, too.  I was thinking of a more cerebral coupling, something along the lines of the Vulcan Mind Meld.   I just hope the purity of my intentions keeps this out of Jimmy Carter’s “already sinned in my heart” category.  

I am not delusional.   I know this relationship is going nowhere, but a girl can dream.  Perhaps, someday, Charles and I will meet, if only in writing.  We’ll trade witty, yet profound, commentary on the state of society.   I will be an acolyte, sitting at his cyber feet.  He’ll chuckle at my blog.   I’ll cherish every communiqué. 

Until then, I’m going to try to be a little more flexible about my workout.  Maybe I should start with the treadmill, then go to the weights and finish with the sit-ups.  I could add ½ hour to the workout, cover everything, and really get this body in shape!

Nah.  See you tomorrow, Brett, Charles. 5:40 central time.

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8 Responses to Bret Baier Causes Flabby Abdominals

  1. bigsheepcommunications says:

    Seems to me that one could argue that a finely tuned mind and/or a middle life crush is far more important (not to mention achievable) than rock hard abs. Don’t change a thing!


  2. Jane says:

    I am stunned! C.K.? Wow! I admit that I’ve got a little thing for K.O…..yep, you know THAT K.O. from MSNBC…..crazy, huh?


    • pegoleg says:

      I am equally stunned! There was a very dweeby guy that I had a crush on freshman year in high school – total nerd, but I found him fascinating. Who can explain what the heart feels?


  3. Jane says:

    …..and a “girl crush” on R.M. also of MSNBC….


  4. Karen Nowak says:

    feel the same way about c.k.,but I think there is more than high morals and a wife to stand in the way of “fooling around” with him.Poor baby is quadriplegic-no function or feeling from the very upper chest down. He can bend his elbows and use his wrists,but has no use of his hands-maybe a little feeling in the thumb and index finger. How he can still be so confident and charismatic is a wonder that we can both enjoy from afar.


    • pegoleg says:

      Thanks for reading this old post. The affair bit was tongue in cheek. I wouldn’t mind an intellectual entanglement, although I don’t think I’m up to his standards. I so agree with you – his confidence in the face of adversity is astounding. I think the man is brilliant.
      Obviously I’m smitten – so where do I sign up for the CK Fan Club?


      • Karen Nowak says:

        We should start one! I’m just learning to use the computer now in my old age, so you’re a lot more skilled at this than I am. C.K. has a facebook page and twitter page but it’s all very political and not terribly personal. I wonder if there are any more “ladies” like us (more me,I guess) who are a little bit infatuated with this unusual man. Oh well, even If there isn’t I’m glad I could share a bit of a gush with you.


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