Friday Fun: Exercise and Diet

Trying to get healthy?
Since nobody really likes
paying attention to diet and exercise …

Let’s laugh the whole thing off

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

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My previous weight-themed Friday Funny was so well-received, I think I’ll see if we can get a bit more smileage by revisiting the topic from a slightly different perspective: exercise and diet.  Groan!

Running, jogging, power walking, treadmills, weights and more.

Handball, Zumba, spinning or gymnastics — boxing, hiking, climbing.

Soccer, softball, swimming, skiing, tennis, even volleyball . . .

um, skate-boarding anyone?

As one female comic put it, quite a few years ago now:

“Call it anything you like.
I call it GYM.
I don’t have to go anymore and I don’t.”

Let’s take a look at the perspective of a few more diet and exercise-averse comics that I tripped across on Pinterest.

How many of the situations below make YOU nod your head?


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This Friday’s theme: Exercise & Diet

(most images below found on Pinterest)

Reflections on the Gym . . .

On Jogging or Running . . .


Something Else, perhaps?


So how do you feel about your body?



Eating healthy?



Perspective: NO explanation needed

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

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  4. dgkaye says:

    Okay, this was seriously funny! Great goodies! 🙂 xo

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Such a great posting Madelyn. Each clip brought belly laughs. So many I could relate to from in the gym. the research you had to do finding these is amazing. Thank you for doing so and brightening up the day for us.

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  6. These are so funny, Madelyn. I am lucky, I am pretty small and I only go to Pilates once a week [and that is an effort]. I think it is really tough for people who enjoy food to diet.


    • Funny you should think being small gives you an advantage. I have always said that being tall gave me an advantage – I could eat more without gaining weight. 🙂

      I’m a BIG fan of pilates. I saved for almost a year to buy myself a transformer – my Christmas present to myself shortly before I was mugged. It was, unfortunately, stolen shortly after it arrived because I couldn’t unpack it much less use it (or even move by myself) 😦

      The more I read the more aware I am of metabolic disorders (or glitches in the brain) that leave many folks feeling hunger pangs more acutely than the rest of us. Yes, the rise in junk food contributes – but I also know people who eat a lot of junk and remain relatively slim too.

      I have always been one of those people who forget to eat until feelings of light-headedness remind me I must – a double-edged sword, however.


  7. lwbut says:

    Just what i needed to brighten my day! Thanks Madelyn.

    Here’s two quickies: I just ran for five miles – what a workout. I was beginning to think that ice cream truck would NEVER stop. 😀

    and: Whenever i finish my workout i think – W T F !
    (Where’s The Food?)


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  8. Funny funnies! Just a little note: did you know that 15 minutes of sex burns as many calories as 1 hour of walking or 30 minutes of swimming? Save time!


  9. Tina Frisco says:

    Omg, I can’t stop laughing! These are hilarious, Madelyn. Note: Chewing is also my favorite exercise 🙂

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  10. Hahahahaha! This brightened my day :0)

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  11. John Fioravanti says:

    Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie has gifted us with a hilarious collection of exercise/diet cartoons. She musta seen me comin! Please, read on…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. -Eugenia says:

    These are just too funny. I enjoyed them.

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  13. Thanks for the laughs, Madelyn. Happy April Fool’s Day!

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  14. These are fabulous, Madelyn. That first meme slayed me. Love the one about opening a bar called “The Gym” too. Sharing.
    Happy Saturday hugs!

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  15. Bernadette says:

    That first one about brain cells and fat cells is a complete riot because the funniest things are always true. Have a weekend filled with smiles Madelyn.

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  16. GP Cox says:

    I think I just lost a couple of pounds rolling on the floor laughing!! Thanks, Madelyn.

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  17. I miss the gym…..I went 3-4 times a week before my stroke and noticed lots of subtle differences. But I must say, you really hit the jack-pot with this lot!

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    • Thanks, Helen. There seem to be a bunch of them out there. I finally just had to stop and post.

      I was a gym rat for many years myself – especially when I was in sho-biz and appearance was so important if one expected to land work – not to mention staying in excellent shape to be able to DO the work (especially for dance shows). I loved the way it made me feel.

      My reasons for not being one now are different from yours, but I know how much I miss it, so I can empathize.


  18. Ritu says:

    Great funnies Madelyn! And thanks for the link back!!!!

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  19. Very applicable to my week. I started strong, and let’s say the nachos and cheese called my name tonight. But I had avocados and eggs for breakfast! Thank you for sharing. 😃

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  20. Hahaha great post Madelyn simply hilarious and funny. Great what being on diet and gyming and walking. Loved all of them.

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  21. davidprosser says:

    Great funnies thanks Madelyn.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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