At the church yard sale last spring, I came home with one of these for $10. It looked ridiculously easy to use, but as it turns out it’s ridiculously hard at first, instead. However, I have conquered it, and am happy to say that I can keep it up for 20 minutes at a time. I’ve been following that with 10 minutes on the elliptical, for a whopping 5 Activity Points.
Fitting in exercise in Pure Luck’s absence will be a challenge. The dogs have been uncooperative the past two afternoons where any sort of energetic walking is concerned. By the time I got home from a church meeting last night, I was too tired to do machines or anything else.
This upset me. I have gotten used to exercising, and I feel sort of icky when I don’t, but there is only so much energy in a day, not to mention only so many hours. I typically feel stressed during Pure Luck’s work assignments, and I am determined to handle this one better than others in terms of caring for myself.
This afternoon I told him, well, as long as I stick to my food plan, I guess I can make up for the exercise later. I was trying to make myself feel better, and he was supportive.
I fear a slippery slope.
So tonight, after an Open House at Renowned Middle School, I forged ahead. Some show about Grey’s Anatomy kept me company. Also something about models. Remind me to bring a DVD to the den next time. TV is depressing.
(This is not my den, by the way. It’s somebody’s eBay image of the same piece of equipment. For which they want $99. I believe I scored.)