Not the globular meat mass shoved into the oven and cooked to look like a football, nay, it's this Meatloaf I love. This is my all time favorite Meatloaf song. In fact, it could actually be right up there in my top 10 fave songs of all time.
When I was younger, I suspect I liked it because it was a little bit dirty. Who am I kidding? It was a lot dirty. I felt like a rebel singing to it. It was my freshman year of college, what better time to be a little bit dirty?
Fast forward about 32 years. Picture moi, Puffy Pixie at the gym. I've just showed Clyde who was boss and now Bonnie was kicking my ass. For those of you not in the loop, Clyde is my treadmill and Bonnie is my elliptical. OK, so technically they belong to the park, but for 1.5-2 hours a day, 6 days a week, they're mine all mine. The first day I met them I was pretty sure they were out to get me. I did Clyde (oh er) for 15 minutes and rode that bitch Bonnie for 5 minutes. That was it. Stick a fork in me I was done. I could barely make it back to the golf cart! I'm still out of shape, but now I do Clyde for an hour and have come to love Bonnie. I save her for last. After half an hour or so on her, I'm losing steam. I need a pick me up. That's where my long haired, butt ugly, fat, hunka hunka burnin love, Meatloaf comes in.
I press the buttons and get 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' on the display and hit play. Oh ya baby...it's time to rock and roll! If nobody is in the gym, I sing right along. I know every word. I pump harder, I sweat harder, and I love every minute of it!
I was singing along today and I realized how, maybe just for today, he was talking about exercise and not sex! He was really talking to me....this is what he had to say:
"I never had a girl lookin' any better than you did"....yep, he was talking to me!
"It never felt so good, it never felt so right." Amazingly, he was right. I don't know why I love a machine that I used to hate, but I do.
"We're glowin' like the metal on the edge of a knife." Oh hell yes, I'm sweating like a pig!
"I've been waitin' so long for you to come along and have some fun. I gotta let you know, no, you're never gonna regret it." Nope, no matter what happens with my exercise commitment, I will never forget this month.
"So open up your eyes, I got a big surprise, it'll feel alright well I wanna make your motor run." Oh it's running alright!!!
"It never felt so good, it never felt so right." No, it hasn't."
"Hold on tight." After my escapade the other day, that's a given!
"You got to do what you can and let mother nature do the rest." I'm doin' what I can. That bitch better keep up her end of the bargain now!!!
OK, so the rest is about sex. I still love it.
It gets me pumping and that's what I need. Whatever it takes.
A wink and a smile
5 years ago