For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Trilobyte

    Trilobyte GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Choose a little pain on your own schedule now and have some strength and flexibility or have get weaker and weaker and have a lot of pain later…

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Exercise. Blech!

    From 1982- 2000 I bicycled outdoors as much as 26 miles/day . Then indoors until 2002. Then running since then.

  3. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    Why does Elle’s friend look all ‘bright-eyed and bushy-tailed’ and Elle look like ‘such a lump’?

  4. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, over 3 years ago

    No pain no gain ??? 8^(

  5. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago


    Connie has been doing aerobics for some time, so she’s used to it.
    Elly is just plain worn out, and is slumping into her seat. (All things considered, Elly’s doing pretty well; I’d have left by ambulance.)

  6. Mary McDaniel

    Mary McDaniel said, over 3 years ago


    The friend is used to it, Elle’s not used to it. Remember the first day of gym class, or should say the second day.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    You have to build up to these things slowly. Looks like Elly overdid it for her first day.

  8. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago


    Yes, I don’t have my weights here while traveling (just using his huge treadmill) but when I return, I may do lighter weights or fewer reps for a few days before getting back to my routine. Every kind of exercise is different.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    These cartoons were done after we moved from Lynn Lake to North Bay, Ontario. After being part of a regularly scheduled exercise group in a space I could walk to, I was now 20 minutes away from a gym and had no friends to work out with. In an effort to guilt myself into exercising again, I drew these and published them knowing full well I was doing nothing at all!

    You have got to start out easy. Otherwise you end up pulling those muscles you wish to exercise! Pain does mean eventual gain. Once you are recovered.

  10. Thunderdog

    Thunderdog said, over 3 years ago


    Also, take glutamine right after exercising. It helps muscles recover.

  11. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    Give me walking any day of the week!

  12. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    Why do people who haven’t exercised in years — if ever — always insist on going full steam ahead the very first day instead of starting out slowly and working their way up to full steam ahead? How can they not realize how taxing something like that can be on every bone/muscle in their body at best and on their heart at worst when it comes to doing something that their bodies just aren’t used to?

  13. Tin Can Twidget 1950

    Tin Can Twidget 1950 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @jim gamer

    Not true. Pain is usually a sign that something is damaged, over-stretched or torn which must then repair before it can improve.

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