Sunday, July 02, 2006

Get Fit or Die Trying

Last week, Jared and I thought, enough is enough! It's time to get off our butts and get fit. If you know us, we are not too fat and too flabby but rather couch potatoes who love to watch DVD movies, sports and all those lifestyle programs where people do stuff that we should in fact be doing, but don't. We went to a few fitness retail outlets and decided on an elliptical trainer. We spent the next week doing our research on price - lo and behold! we got another $100 off the price quoted to us.

Off we went on Saturday and bought ourselves the elliptical trainer. Hero Jared nearly broke his back in putting the damn heavy box in the car and taking it out again when we got home. He was also given the priviledge of assembling the blasted thing.

An hour later, he had the machine up and running! We gave it a good go for a few minutes. Needless to say, the computer screen told us that we are most unfit. We were both given an evaulation score of 6! 1 being super fit and 6 being the laziest slobs on earth!

After that was over, I then gave Jared another project. To put a cable feed run from our antenna on the roof to the gym room! The gym room has a fan, a reverse cycle air-con (blows hot air in winter and cold in summer) and two huge windows to let fresh air in. It is only natural that I want to have tv and stero in as well! If one is going to do it right, might as well go all the way! And yes, he got it all working this afternoon!

This morning, I jumped on the trainer the moment I woke up and worked up a sweat in the middle of winter for 30 minutes. Gee...it felt great and my methabolism must be working over-time because I am constantly hungry! What was Jared doing? In bed with the electric blanket up to his neck and watching VHS record of last night's football and guess what? It went overtime and the blasted VHS did not record the penatly kick off!!!

Tried uploading a pic of our "gym" - but to no avail. Blasted blogspot!

5 Comments:

At 11:45 PM, Blogger mlicy said...

You go Mags! Remember to cycle all the way from Aust to Antartica with that dang thing!

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Magdalene said...

Thanks Myra! Have been going 8km every morning...ONE DAY, ONE DAY I will get to Antartica!

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger serene said...

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At 11:15 PM, Blogger serene said...

congratulations on your start to a new journey. now, must keep telling yourself this everyday whilst looking at your new exercise machine: "cannot let it become white elephant, cannot let it become white elephant... (Repeat after me)... cannot let it become white elephant..."

heh good going girl!!! :)

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Magdalene said...

"cannot let it become white elephant, cannot let it become white elephant, cannot let it become white elephant..."

 

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