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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Decided to dig out my rower from the back of a closet. First of all, I am tempted to count this task alone for my cardio for the day. Perhaps tomorrow's cardio can be putting all the other crap I had to move, back in the closet. At least the

emoticon had the good sense to get the heck out of the room. I should listen to her more.

OK, it has now consumed most of the available space in my computer room, but I am still not deterred. emoticon But perhaps I should catch my breath a bit and maybe have a glass of water to replace the sweat I have burned off thus far.

I should have realized something was up when I discovered even getting on the thing was an ordeal. emoticon And I really don't remember the seat being so small.

But I'm down there now, and given that I don't have a clue how to get back up, I may as well give it a try. Am thinking that maybe those "help I've fallen and I can't get up" necklaces you see on TV aren't such a joke after all...

A few tugs later I'm thinking that it is probably still set at it's most difficult level. Yes, that's it... Nonetheless I do a few rows. Hmmm, this is definitely not gonna be how I get in my 30 minutes of cardio today. But I've been doing this boot camp thing, so maybe I have a minute in me! emoticon

Oops, came off the seat. Why didn't I see that coming??? But ya know, there is something about sliding forward up that rail.....

I had another comment about getting my cardio in, but was afraid I would be censored! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FAITHHOPELOVE17 7/27/2012 11:43PM

    This blog just made me smile! I just bought a piece of exercise equipment that was shipped to me and had a million parts. It took my son and i two hours to put together and i was sweating before i even had a chance to get on it! Ha! Anyway... You made me laugh today! :) Keep up the great work on your weight loss journey! - Kelly

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MAUR28 5/20/2011 8:13PM

    ...OK I just burned a ton of c alories laughing! way to go!! maybe you could re-enact this ordeal and video tape it for us. We could post it on You tube and you'd be an over night sensation! This reminded me of the time I tried to make a nordic track work- theymake it look so easy on TV...I think I ended up in a split and couldnt get back up...had to roll off the darm thing!
Thanks for the great blogs! You are a wonderful motivator! emoticon

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MIATIA1 5/18/2011 8:59AM

    Glad you approached it with a good sense of humor. You conquer your row machine and I'll work on that darn elliptical for that is still my challenge piece of equipment. I'm just very proud of us for 1.digging out our equipment that has sat for years and 2. for actually using it for a change. Good or bad at the moment, what matters is, we are making changes in our lives and that my dear is PROGRESS........ emoticon

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DOODIE59 5/17/2011 8:28PM

    You made me laugh. Sometimes there's a reason a thing's been banished to the back of the shed/closet/back 40:)

I will say that my daughter loves her rowing machine at school -- she says she finds the motion very calming and zen-like AND she gets a workout! Maybe give it another shot tomorrow:)

Have a great week!

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MILLISMA 5/17/2011 4:03PM

    Ouch! I haven't used a rower in years but use to like it. I have my treadmill and Nordic track. That keeps me busy.

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