A GUAVA that once lived in a grocery store took great pride in her sports skills. “I am always in good shape”, she used to say to the fruit and vegetables, yet every time someone challenged her to hit the gym, she simply changed subject.
Until the day came when she stepped on the scale and realized she had put on weight. Standing in front of the mirror she furthermore saw that most of her clothes looked tight on her. “I should… consider going to the gym…”, she admitted to the other fruit and vegetables.
The very next day, she looked for a gym to her tastes. After a thorough search she decided to join the cheapest she could find. Filled with enthusiasm, she wore her sweatpants and stepped on the treadmill. Only a couple of minutes later however, she got bored and started peeping at her watch. She then stepped off the treadmill, took a shower and went back to the grocery store.
“How come you’re back home early?”, the other fruit and vegetables asked her with wonder when they saw her return. “I think I picked the wrong gym”, the Guava justified herself.
When the next morning came, she subscribed to a gym that was more expensive and modern than the previous one. Yet again she only managed to run the treadmill for ten minutes straight before getting bored, just like the previous day. “Doesn't look like this gym inspires me...”, she admitted to the other fruit and vegetables as soon as she was back in the grocery store.
So, the third day she joined the most expensive gym in the city, one that was full of shining new exercise machines, big TV screens hanging from the walls to entertain the customers and a luxurious swimming pool that was impossible to resist. Our good Guava was amazed: first she hit the treadmill, then the static bike, and last but not least, after taking a shower, she indulged in the swimming pool to relax and let off steam. Yet again she started to feel bored within half an hour.
“I either haven’t found the best gym yet… or there is no gym that truly suits me”, she admitted again to the other fruit and vegetables, explaining that every time she used an exercise machine she got bored, as she always remained on the same spot and nothing around her changed.
“Join me”, the avocado, who really loved exercise and always followed a healthy lifestyle, told her. They then put on their running shoes and went out in the forest: first they jogged through the woods, then they took their bicycles and went to the nearest lake. After switching to their beachwear, they dived to enjoy the cool water. Then they put their exercise clothes back on and rode back home.
"It couldn't be compared to the best gym in the whole world!", admitted the Guava, at the same time pedaling fast to reach the avocado and impressed by the beauty of nature and the change of scenery along the route. “Guess what...? The subscription is free”, the avocado told her. From that day on, the two of them enjoy the smoothest rides through the most fascinating routes.
As for the extra kilos? Well, our good Guava learned to enjoy her workouts so much that she never got bored or fat ever again....