Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Winter sucks : reason eight hundred and thirty nine

I know that my weight gain is a huge part of why my health is failing so quickly. My back is sore becuase my tummy is too fat. My feet and joints are sore from carrying this extra thirty pounds around. And yet? For seven or eight months of the year, to go outside and walk around the block I would be risking frostbite - of the lungs and extremities.

I don't have the money for a gym pass, and if I did, I have three small boys who have needs. I am not saying I never leave the house, but I do only go out once or twice a month, and that is after they go to sleep.

No a gym membership is out.

So the only thing I can thing of is to get some sort of elliptical machine. I know for a fact that when I have my iPod on I can tune out everything, I spend a lot of nights sewing that way, and you would be surprised at how fast the work goes when there is good music to listen too.

I have a room all set up for an elliptical machine too. All that is in this room is my sewing machine and the dogs kennel, so I would be able to exercise and take some time to myself without the nose and the constant I wants of the kids.

What do you think? Have you bought an exercises machine and then watched it collect dust or did you put it to use and watch your inches melt off?


Marilyn said...

I like aerobics videos but I do ride an exercise bike sometimes. I never buy equipment. I inherit it from some family member that bought it and didn't use it. Cheaper that way. I like to wait till about the time the mailman is going to show up with a package and put on some really loud German techno and lift weights. He's scared of me.

Not a Granny said...

My exercise machine became a secondary hanging post for all the clothese that needed ironing. I miss that machine. Now the clothes just pile up on the dresser.

Christine and FAZ said...

I'd like to tell you the second but it was more like the first - intentions were good but soon wore out (just like my gym membership for that matter). The only way I have found to exercise and not loathe it was to play competitive sport. I play tennis but it's not cheap and not easy during Winter. I like walking with friends as well(the talking passes the time).

carrie said...

I don't have a machine but I know I would use it!