Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ever buy GUILT?

Have you ever gone out and bought yourself some guilt? On purpose? I just did.

My sister called a few days ago and told me her neighbors had a garage sale and there was an Eliptical Trainer that didn't sell. They wanted $100 for it. My BIL went over to talk to them and she called back and said they'd sell it to me for $75. So what's a plump girl supposed to do? Buy it, of course.

So my husband (who I already made promise not to nag me if I never use it) went with me in the truck to go pick it up. We got it back home and he set it up in the spare room that's supposed to be his room but we really use it for storage. I need to re-arrange my art room and somehow fit this HUGE eliptical machine in it. In addition to art supplies, I have a 20-gallon aquarium, a large dog kennel, a large dog bed on the floor and a 6-foot table in addition to my art table. The room is only 9' x 13'.

So guess what I'm doing Saturday? Yes, re-arranging the art room. We've had it 2 days and sweetie is the only one who has used it for more than 1 minute. Aaaaacccckkkkk! Why do I think exercise machines will make me thinner if I don't use them? Just something more to make me feel guilty!

13 comments:

Teri C said...

LOL. sounds like you will get more exercise cleaning than using the machine! LOL

Now you need to take a photo of you on the machine so we know you are using it. You crack me up.

tainterturtles said...

We had an eliptical machine for several years, and then we used it less and less. If you make it a daily routine in the cold months, you should be ok. Eliptical are really good for low-impact exercise, but you have to use them faithfully.

Aunt Krissy said...

So you spent 75 bucks to drape your clothes over it? Well, your dressers are full so maybe this was a good ideal.

crochet lady said...

We owned one of those and I worked out on it about 3- 4 times a week, it really melted away the fat. I really lost weight when I kicked into high gear.

Oh, for that same amount of endurance now.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

OOooo now that is a scary object to have sitting around. I hope you use it so you at least feel better about having it around. I hear they make great clothes hangers. tee hee...

Anonymous said...

we have a bowflex in the garage and a gazelle in the shed! neither get used. All we have ever used them for is to dry clothes and sleeping bags!

good luck with the exercise.

Rose

soulbrush said...

oops i had one once and it nearly drove me mad with guilt, then i rode it for a while and got a sore shoulder...so sold it...tee hee. i think i even made a bit of profit on it. best bit of 'giolt' i ever got rid of. good luck friend.

Kellie said...

Yes, I buy guilt. Currently I have an exercise bike (with a very dusty seat), treadmill, ab-doer, and numerous tapes/videos that I never use.

I have several friends that exercise all the time and look great and about twice a year I'll decide to exercise and that lasts about a week. Oh, well.

Cathy said...

To tell you the truth, there is nothing good to look at about these machines. I say throw a pretty quilt over it and enjoy the beauty of the quilt!

Alicia said...

Are you so busy working out that you don't have time to blog anymore!?

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

don't commit to it, you'll feel less guilty about it. take one day at a time. if you feel like it, do it. if, not see how you feel the following day. a healtthier you is mental as well as physical!

sorry i just got your facebook msg. i don't have service at home and need to call the tech this week.

getting ready to see what i missed.

love and hugs
free spirit

purplepaint said...

Wouldn't that be awesome if they did make us thinner just by us walking by them 10 times a day? LOL! I need to get working out too!!! :)

marianne said...

LOLO
I have a thing like this in my bedroom catching dust as well.......
I think fitness is soooo boring.
I bought it last year to recover from a whiplash.
Indeed a machine that feeds the guilt. Both my husband and I could use the exercise! Well who knows one day..........

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