Saturday, March 18, 2006

Sweating my lazy ass off since 2002

This is our new toy! Some people spend their bonuses on trips or nice clothes; we buy exercise equipment, as we don't plan on dying. Ever.
About 4 years ago, Jerry and I realised we were lounging ourselves into an early grave, so we got a recumbent bike, followed a couple of years later by a Bowflex weight-training system. We've been using them pretty much every day since. But in the last year, we haven't been seeing a lot more improvement.

Time to crank things up a bit!
So we got the elliptical on Wednesday, and I used it on Thursday and yesterday, and then today I went back to the bike, because holy shit, are my legs stiff! You use your muscles in a completely different manner on the elliptical than you do on the bike. Even drinking water is trickier.

And I'm definitely going to have to invest in a better sports bra.


Ben Heller said...

boooinnnnggg !!!! I'm a child really. Whenever a woman mentions her bra, I do this idiotic cartoon spring snapping sound.

Jas B said...

That elliptical looks really cool, Barb.
Ain't it fun working out on it? (after you get past that stiffness in the legs!)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha Ben, I love that cartoon spring sound! I'm forever trying to push the gigantic spring back into the top of my head.

Jas, I think the elliptical will completely kick ass in about a week, once I figure out all the bells and whistles.

Tydes Perdition said...

I've been letting my workout routine slide for the past couple of weeks. This is an awesome reminder that I need to kick it back into high gear.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Jeff, we all need a little kick in the arse now and then. That's what friends (and family) are for. Speedo season is coming up, sweetheart.

Maureen said...

omg I don't even want to think about how fast summer is coming, I've been so slack this winter

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Long as they seem, winters can go by so damn fast when you're trying to get buff