Thursday, March 5, 2009

See? I promised you a picture...

...and here it is.




That's me with the marvelous new home gym thingie. Perhaps one day I will even take a picture of myself actually using it.

But I was trying to get ready to take my man out for his birthday dinner. Ended up driving over to the new neighborhood and drooling over our soon to be new house. Talking, making plans...

We are going down to FL to pick up Thomas very early Saturday morning. We have to be here Sunday for the home inspection at 1pm. And the man has to work next Saturday, so we can't go down there then. Will be extra busy this weekend, and then for several weeks to come, but it will be good. I have prepared good breakfast foods like the apple cinnamon bran muffins and the blueberry sourdough bran muffins and I have laid in a supply for those Activia brand yogurt smoothies. I like them. And lets face it... I AM NOT going to make a smoothie every morning, or any morning, for all practical purposes. Let's be realistic. Baking muffins? No problem. Whizzing up a smoothie in that noisy blender first thing in the morning? Yes problem. A muffin I can bake at any time and then freeze. A smoothie is not something that is very good after you let it sit a while. So...

Maybe I will at least eat healthy even if I don't stay on an exercise regimen. Perhaps I won't gain too much more weight. If I can just stay where I am right now, until we get this move all done, I will be happy. I am not going to even dream of loosing any during this time. It will be stressful enough without worrying about that, too. I so I will just concentrate on doing what I have to do and also on eating healthy. I won't feel guilty if I don't get my exercises done every day, or even every other day. I'm pretty sure that packing stuff up and moving things around will be pretty darned close to exercise. Don't you think?

Anyway, here's another pic of me with our new addition. OH! Did I mention that we are reserving the middle bedroom for an exercise room. We will put the home gym, the treadmill and the other stuff in there to start off with. And we will have no excuse to not use it. I hope.

6 comments:

pamwax said...

Just when you get it put together you need to move it. Isn't it always the way. But at least moving is a great thing. One room just for exercise...I would love that.

I am glad your baby boy is coming home to you this weekend. I think it will make you feel better.

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Yeah, me too. I thought about that as we were putting it up. I mentioned it to Pete even, but I really wanted to be using it and not have to wait. Once I had some help it wasn't that hard. And we won't have to take it comepletely apart when we move it. Just break it down into about 3-4 pieces that are small enough to get up the stairs. Yippee! Can't wait. :)

Jeannie said...

That's a nice piece of equipment. I'm with Pam- wish I had my own exercise room. You're a very lucky gal.

The truth about exercise is that it makes your muscles stronger and leaner. Exercise greatly benefits your heart and it can give you a lot of energy. But you can exercise all day long and not lose a pound if you eat a high calorie diet. I'm very glad to see that you are picking some healthy foods to eat. :D

Srivalli said...

Thats a great shot..gym looks good...and happy to see a steady pace...still busy to drop that mail you said you will..:)

chaki said...

Good work Holly. Good to hear Thomas will be back. We all feel better when our babies are close by.

Jeannie said...

Where are you, pretty lady?? We need a new post here too. Gosh, I had so much fun posting my comment at your other blog. You sure know how to get me going. Too bad we can't just sit around a table and gab together. We'd solve all of the country's problems- LOL!!

P.S. How are your muffins/smoothies going??? I have to give some credit of my recent weight loss to my new breakfast- 1/2 cup (or a cup if I'm unusually hungry) of old-fashioned oatmeal with 1/8 sliced almonds and either a banana or an apple sliced up and mixed with it. I then top it with whatever spices I'd like, which is usually cinnamon or 50/50 cinnamon and nutmeg. It's surprisingly filling and I'm not starving by the time lunch rolls around.