dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

Elly versus the gym

Now, I think it's safe to say that most of the problem that Elly has with exercise is that her body simply isn't used to the sort of punishment she puts it through when she wants to slim down. After all, you can't immediately transition from the sedentary existence she leads to a more vigorous one without dealing with the one thing all Pattersons seek to avoid at all costs: pain. The warped moral that most arcs that show Elly trying to jog or do anything other than sit on her ass whining about a non-existent ten pounds she has to lose is that exercise is essentially futile because said bulk never vanishes. (Any smart remarks from Martian princesses that connect said failure to Elly's habit of rewarding herself for enduring the grueling torment of walking for fifteen minutes by gorging herself on donuts are, of course, not germane to the discussion and are evil anyway.)

That being said, there's another thing that gets in the way of Elly doing anything about her alleged obesity aside from whining about it and throwing things at John: exercise clothes. Her hatred of her not-as-solid-as-she-thinks flesh and discomfort with the idea of displaying same make it difficult to get her to wear the appropriate clothing. It would probably be easier to convince her that she should and could take skating lessons now that she can afford them than it would to get her to not be revolted by what she sees in the mirror.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self
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