My new toy

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Mother's Day has come early to Pieces of a the form of a treadmill. You tell me. Is it going to be a blessing, a curse, or another place to throw my clothes?

I have been whining about a treadmill for months. I'm almost certain that the fact that I now have one is because the Mr. just couldn't bear the whining, moaning, complaining and all out bitching anymore. I'm also almost certain that the above description of my behavior is an understatement.

Last summer after I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, I went on an all-out exercise binge. I started running again after about 10 years. I walked everyday. Every. Single. Day. I lifted light weights. The weather was perfect for exercising. Except I had to do it early in the mornings before the Mr. left for work. I'm not a big fan of waking at 5:30 to exercise. But I did it. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to do it with 2 kids at home. Impossible. When the weather turned cold, my exercise did too.

I've been looking for a convenient way to exercise and a way to fit it into my schedule at any time of the day. A treadmill seemed like the perfect answer. When we went on vacation last November, I used the resort's gym everyday. I confined myself to the treadmill. I was hooked. I NEEDED one of these in my house.

Yes. I've been whining since November.

On Monday, my treadmill was delivered. I. I repeat. I assembled it. By myself. My sister April helped me carry it to it's final destination. Other than that, it was a one-woman job.

She's a beauty.

See that blue stool in the background? That served as the second person required for assembly!!

I'm loving the convenience of it. I can hop on it while the girls play, do homework, watch a movie. It's great! No more 5 am wake up calls!


Jennifer Young said...

Sheila, that's great!! I think I would like an elliptical machine, but I really need to try one out. I have a pitiful (no) workout routine and I really need one.

And, go you putting it together yourself!

April said...

Yes, I give you tons of credit for the assembly job. I was merely the muscles behind it's journey to the upstairs...LOL!

Pootsie said...

Woohoo!! Good for you...for using the treadmill AND for putting it together! xo

Coryanne Ettiene | Kitchen Living with Coryanne said...

Amazing, do you travel, I will need a few things put together when we move ;-)