Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I'm Not Finished Yet!

in fact, I haven't even started. On my surprise, that is. I had hoped to have it all done and ready to take a picture of and blog about by now... but I've been running my short little legs off this week. I'm tired, I haven't had time to exercise, and I also ate a bacon cheeseburger and french fries today while I was out and about. I DID NOT have the soda, tho. I had water. I was at least that good. :-)

Anyway, this is what I looked like yesterday (Thomas took the picture):

Not bad, eh? I like that skirt. I need a new blouse to go with it, tho. Maybe I should try harder to loose weight and then I could justify buying a new article of clothing, no?

Anyway... this is the story of the surprise:
My man has been going to the bank on Saturdays to deposit his check and that just happens to be right down where the Academy Sports store is, so he usually goes in there and wanders around and day dreams about all the stuff he'd like to have. Back before Christmas they had a home gym set on sale for $199 and he started to purchase one but then decided to wait. Then, of course, when he went back to get one, they were all out. So... they just got some in again. And he was back to drooling over it and not buying it... so I went down there with him and told him to just go ahead and get it. We didn't go all out for Christmas and we had even built back up our emergency fund some... so... I knew he really wanted it and I also knew he wouldn't buy it if I didn't give him a little push. So I did. :-)

The only problem now is... I'm the one who has to put it together and I just haven't had the time since we got it on Sunday. And I have to go out again tomorrow. The dentist. I probably won't feel like working on it when I get home either. Perhaps I can work on it Thursday. Thomas is leaving for a month this coming Sunday, so after Saturday he won't be here to help me. I have to get it at least mostly done by then. So... anyway, since I don't have a picture of it up and operational, this is the one we got:

So... there it is. My "surprise". Not for me, but I'll use it. I had one when I lived in FL, and it was nice. I liked using it, but couldn't get it out to TX when I moved. So sold it and my treadmill before I left... I have had a treadmill here for the past 5 or 6 years, but only recently got really serious about using it. The man is the one who actually wanted this home gym, but I'm betting he won't use it more than a few times and then I'll be the one (and perhaps Thomas, too). We'll see. I hope he will use it. If he doesn't start taking better care of himself too, he will be old and wimpy and useless before he knows it. He's been acting like he's already half dead ever since his cancer treatments and the doctors all say everything looks fine, so far. He needs to get up and start living again. Easy for me to say, isn't it? I shouldn't be so hard on him, eh?

When I get it put together and start using it I will take a picture of it and maybe even show off while using it. :-) I'll see.... I'm actually pretty excited about getting it up so I can start using it. More than I thought I would be. I was happy just using my little hand weights and working out with Gilad and doing the treadmill, but I will really like using this machine. I think I will. I always enjoyed the one I had before. I'm sure I will be really weak the first few times I try it, tho.... I may cry. I'll let you know.


chaki said...

Good luck with your new surprise. LOVE your outfit! Thomas sure takes purty pix of his Momma!

Jeannie said...

Hey, how wonderful, SKW! I think the key to regular exercise is finding something that you actually like to do. Sounds like this home gym will be perfect for you. And who knows- maybe if hubby sees how hard you're working on it, he'll keep going too. :D

P.S. Please keep me updated on your exercise routine and I'll do the same.

Anna said...

That's great! Hope you have fun. I think you look great in that pic, too. I need to lose some weight, but that doesn't stop me from buying a new shirt or pair of jeans here and there.