Monday, 19 January 2009

My new secret weapon!

Since finishing the major part of our selfbuild,and achieving getting the front lawn sorted last year(which was a huge undertaking), we seem to have lapsed into doing not very much of late. They do say, don't they, that you should never move in to an unfinished house because you will not complete all those little jobs........well I think they're right! Can't seem to get motivated at all. The Christmas excesses seem to have taken their toll too, so a remedy is needed.........

Can you guess?
We used to enjoy going for bike rides and also did weight training to keep us fit but Mr Secondwind, due to a dislocated shoulder acquired when he had a serious fall during our building work, cannot now ride a bike safely or lift weights any more.

So, since I don't want to go riding alone and weight training, though very effective at toning the body, is a bit OTT at my age we had a lookie on ebay and came up with this............

It is low impact so should be kind to our ageing bodies but still give us an overall tone up.......well that's the hope anyway. No one else bid for it and it was local to us, so an absolute bargain to boot.We've positioned it in a place that we pass by frequently so there's no ignoring it either!

Along with some sensible eating maybe, just maybe, we can achieve a fitter New Year! And maybe that in turn will lead us to feel more like doing things again. There are a number of friends on the SC forum who are keen to lose weight, so if any of you read this I'll keep you posted on how it's going and any encouragement/nagging will be most gratefully received.


MaryPoppins said...

I love it and you had me guessing thre :)

Good luck and ((((( Mr. Second Wind ))))) on the dislocated shoulder


LittleGem said...

Hiya deb, thankyou for such a lovely comment! Glad you found me! Yes I am on a roll at the moment - hoping I won't run out of things to post about! XX Good luck with the new machine!! X Gem

LittleGem said...

Oh yes Deb I had some of those "SAMPLE" ones too, very mean! I'd give them a ring, you never know! XX Gem

angel said...

Yoohoo about time i got to leave a comment on your lovely blog ....*smile*
It is a great bit of kit that bike you can get loads on it, put shirts on the handles throw sheets over it if its raining outside... yeah its a great bit of kit....:-)
Hope Mr Wind is getting over that poorly shoulder, poor fing.

Its great to see you posting again.
Love and hugs honey and big snogs .......MWAH

Lace hearts said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my post - just catching up with everybody. That machine looks as if it'll do the job! Enjoy!!! x

angel said...

Oi Windy, i giveded you an award.

Where has my other comment gone!

MaryPoppins said...

You have an award :)