The Chances

How a 250+ Pound Couch Potato Got Healthy

Friday, May 09, 2008

No cardio tonight... but I have an excuse! A good one, actually.

For a month, our plan was to move the workout equipment into the back bedroom, and my son into the family room where the equipment was. This was entirely my wife's idea, for some reason she finds it acceptable to have my son's bed in the front of the house where you first come in the door.

But anyway, I've been trying to find the time to do it. The treadmill is "portable", but still heavy. The stairclimber weighs about 200 pounds. Somehow I forgot my wife's rearranging nature. She's done it in the past, the living room was oriented around the surround sound and projector, and she rearranged it so the surround is all off-kilter now. Anyway...

I came home tonight to find that she'd attempted to move the equipment to the back room. She was entirely unsuccessful, she was somehow able to get the stairclimber to the back of the house, but couldn't get it around the corner and into the bedroom. So she dragged it back up front. My son's bed had been put up in the front room, and everything was a huge, huge mess. To top it off, the back room still had all th estuff that was in it before.

So I spent the evening cleaning out that back room and moving the equipment. The stairclimber had to be half-disassembled in order to fit around the corner. It took me about 3 hours to get all set up.

The disappointing thing is the weight bench & olympic bar I got from work won't fit in that room with the other equipment. I don't want to get rid of it, but there's noplace for it, and I know someone who could use it. I might just give it to him.

So anyway like I said I had a good excuse. Heck, doing all that ended up being some decent cardio. Right? :)

No comments: