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Exercise Program

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Josh: Hey, I hear you and Stephanie are really getting (1).

Michael: Yeah, I think she'll be impressed with my new exercise program.

Josh: What? What are you talking about? What exercise program? What did you tell her?

Michael: Well, you know, I enjoy staying in shape. [Right] First, I (2) get up every morning at 5:30 a.m.

Josh: Oh, yeah. Since when? You don't roll out of (3) until at least 7:30 p.m.

Michael: No, no, and on Mondays and Wednesdays, . . .

Josh: Ah, not another tall tale . . .

Michael: I almost always go jogging for about a half hour, you know, to (4) my endurance.

Josh: Hey, jogging to the refrigerator for a glass of milk doesn't count.

Michael: Of course, before I leave, I usually make sure I do some stretches so I don't (5) a muscle on my run.

Josh: Right. One jumping jack.

Michael: Then, I told her that I usually lift (6) Tuesdays and Thursdays for about an hour after (7).

Josh: Humph.

Michael: This helps me (8) muscle strength.

Josh: A one-pound barbell.

Michael: Finally, I often go hiking on Saturdays with my dog [What dog!?], well, and I like hiking because it helps me burn off (9) and reduce anxiety that builds up during the week.

Josh: Oh yeah, those lies.

Michael: Well, uh, as for Fridays, I sometimes just relax at home by watching a movie or inviting you over to visit.

Josh: If I buy the pizza.

Michael: But . . . bu . . . And on Sundays, I take the day off from exercising, but I (10) take my dog for a walk.

Josh: Forget it. She'll never buy this story.

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