Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Work This Out

Funny story: Last night, I went on a run. (That’s not the funny part; I do that all the time. I’m an athlete.) I get home and Britney’s still bumpin’ on my iPod, so I play the music over my speakers in my living room and start doing some abdominal workouts.

Because I’m tough like that.

I’m doing those elbow-to-opposite-knee things, and whatever else, and I sit up, hold my feet off the ground, and start doing trunk twists. Without a little weight in your hands, that exercise is pretty easy, so I start looking for “something heavy.”

Looking at my books, my piles of clothes scattered everywhere, my omnipresent notebooks and legal pads, I finally spot what I think could work.


So I grab my handbag, hug it to my chest, and keep on twistin’ to T-Pain.

Please, just picture this for a second: Terryl in the middle of her outrageously messy living room, sweatband across the forehead, with this deep purple, quilted handbag, replete with a thick, gold chain strap, clutched tight, trying desperately to keep up with the beat of the song AND sing along. Or rap along, depending on the artist.

Can’t nobody hustle harder than me.

It was a scene straight out of a Coen brothers movie, I swear. And yeah, I did feel awesome.

Needless to say, I felt really inventive. Though I won’t say “genius,” I won’t protest if you do. It is what it is. So have you used your handbag in a creative way? Any good stories?

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  • Reply Kate Lynn October 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I cannot TELL you how many times my handbag has been used as a paper weight on a windy day and I may or may not use my handbag for some bicep curls on occasion:) LOL!

  • Reply Patsyg October 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Def! Whenever I’m aggravated with someone/something, my little guy is the perfect (playful and non-injury inducing!) weapon!

  • Reply sunni October 1, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    My friends and I always joke about how just toting our bags is a workout in itself! Kate Lynn, I totally do bicep curls, too! haha

    I used mine as a pillow a few times, not gonna lie… layovers in airports are a great time to get some rest…on the floor…on your bag… hahaha

  • Reply Becky October 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Handbags just aren’t for carrying things anymore. The versatility of (pretty much) our best friend….who’da thunk?

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