The Daily Post

Dear Jacqueline, You Are Not Trying Hard Enough!..

Jacqueline my dear girl,

It seems WP is secretly aware of your secrets. With his all seeing eyes, it’s not a surprise and they’ve asked me to get you into shape.

Haven’t you grown tired of carrying extra pounds on your dainty bones? Galloping from a size 10 to a size 14/16 is not quite the thing you know. It tells on your knees and I believe that it also adds pressure to your aching back.

Yes, we know about the rigours of childbirth and the extra weight, but you’ve used that excuse for far too long.

Your majorย bane is your appreciation of sweets.

You will actually pass over a nice looking plate of food without second thoughts in preference of sweets, which is always perplexing.

Oh Jacqueline this is bad for you my girl, and you should listen to the little voice of reckoning that always cautions you, but no, you prefer to pay mind to that little imp sitting on your shoulder saying, ‘girl, life is too short, a little bite won’t hurt, don’t worry you can walk it off tomorrow,’ and I know how soothing and caring he tends to sound ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now, you really have to get to grips with your sweet-tooth and regain your svelte shape once again. Hmm! What do you say?

You are no longer a spring chicken. Did I hear you grumble?

Listen, It’s a shape up or ship out year for you, no slacking off.

You are grumbling again. I can’t hear you.

Oh you want to know where exactly the ship with a one-way ticket will be taking you to?

Maybe into a health-club where they will feed you only asparagus and celery sticks, put you in a sweat house and throw away the keys.

ยฉ Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

The Daily Post prompt shape up or shape out

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.


23 thoughts on “Dear Jacqueline, You Are Not Trying Hard Enough!..

  1. Today on tumblr I read the following and thought it might be worth sharing:

    When you see the number on the scale rising higher than it ever has before,
    Applaud your bodyโ€™s determination to claim space in the world,
    Even though you are not ready.

    Its funny, but also somehow deeply true. Sometimes its better to focus on what is healthiest for us to eat than changing the shape of our body.

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  2. I could totally relate to this. I am tired of carrying this extra fat on my body, but then how can I overlook the plate full of pasta in front of me ๐Ÿ˜› Yikes! Guilty ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€
    Loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Ah! This served as a wake-up call and reminder for me. I have not been disciplined at all this year, bingeing on biscuits, sweets and not exercising at all.

    I think I’ll start taking long walks in the evenings, that will gently ease me back into the fitness state of mind, hopefully, I won’t buy sweets while I’m walking. XD

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