I Put the Special in Special K

I've always been a cereal for breakfast kind of girl. When I stagger out of bed in the morning hungry and in need of caffeine, I don't want complicated food. My cereal preferences have changed over time, but for the last few years I've been into Special K with Protein. Recently, my boxes have come with an ad for a free subscription to Shape Magazine if I entered five codes. Alas, I only had four codes on hand. So, I called my sister and asked for her codes. When I told her why I wanted them she asked



"Why do you want a subscription to a magazine that makes you feel bad about yourself?"

That's a good question.

I agree with my sister's assessment of Shape Magazine. I flip through it and I feel like an athletic failure. It's not that I'm out of shape, or one mini-Snickers away from qualifying for The Biggest Loser. I work out about 5 days a week and try and watch what I eat. However, even when I was at the height of my physical fitness, back when I was 23, worked out an hour or more a day and had the metabolism of a twenty-something, I never looked like any of the women in Shape.

So, why am I getting this magazine?

I'd like to say it's because I want to be inspired to lose some lingering baby weight, or because I need some new exercise moves or another healthy recipe. However, the real answer is a little more simple.

I want the subscription because it's free.

That's just how I roll.

6 comments:

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

LOL. I love that you want it because it is free, too funny!

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
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Raising Reagan said...

Hahaha ... Did not expect that ending! That's awesome!

Free is always good!

Thank you for linking your favorite post of the week to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

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Lanaya
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Clarks Condensed said...

I have so many magazines, purely because they were free! haha. Thanks for the follow, I tried to follow back, but I couldn't find your GFC widget!

http://www.clarkscondensed.com

Kelly Blackwell said...

Girl I love free too. I get Shape and Fitness both for free (Rewards Gold was the way I got mine). :) Love them. I don't expect to ever look like anyone in them, but I get a good tip here and there. :) Free is one of my favorite words. Have a lovely week!
http://heresmytakeonit.blogspot.com/

Rachael H. said...

I feel the same way! I usually go for free things just because they are free :0) I love the style of your writing, you have a really good voice! I’m a new follower of your blog from the Monday Mingle Blog Hop! Would love if you could stop by mine. Thanks :0)

The Three Whiskateers
http://thethreewhiskateers.blogspot.com/

Art and Sand said...

I am so glad you found me. I am a secret historical romance reader. Georgette Heyer is my all time favorite (sorry Jane Austen fans).
I will have to look for your books.