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Technical difficulties


Friday, January 11, 2013

So, I read the directions for assembling my new rower, and they seemed pretty straight forward until... I tried setting it up. ULP! I am reminded why I majored in a Liberal Arts degree in college. lol!! I ended up calling my older brother and asking for assistance. He says that instruction manuals like that are written by nerds as revenge on the jocks for being tormented in High School. I believe it. He did get it assembled (and brought me pumpkin pie that he baked this evening), and I put in 20 minutes on it after I walked the dog for his last walk of the night. I didn't try to set any speed records, just tried it out and experimented with arm positions. It was another busy day for me on the fitness front... I walked 9.7 miles (Cooper walked 8.2 miles of that with me), did the challenge video, plus an extra one, 100 jumping jacks (still can't do them all at once), and went to the gym, where I ran 3.6 miles, pedaled 3.7 miles, did mostly core and upper body ST (that new ST workout the PT gave me kills me every time), ball exercises with 12# weights, and about 10 minutes of stretching (especially my hamstrings and quads).

I didn't track my food until after dinner, at which point I had only eaten half of my calories for the day! Uh oh!! Decided to have a big green salad with feta, walnuts and croutons, but not a lot of dressing. Plus the pumpkin pie my brother brought me. I will have another light snack in a short while, before I sit down to read for a bit. Then it is off to bed, where I will probably sleep like a log!

Tomorrow I am doing my usual Saturday routine of Farmer's Market, lunch with my parents, visiting, then home to walk the dog. As an added event tomorrow I am going to an "ethnic potluck" being held in the commons room of my apartment building. I don't usually attend events in my building, but the woman who is organizing it specifically asked me to come. I have hard time saying no to someone's face. I will just have to assert more self control than I did last weekend. (Not that last Saturday's overindulgence had much of an effect from what I could tell.) Wish me luck at the potluck!
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BRAVELUTE 1/13/2013 12:10AM

    Potluck success resides in what you take. Does your ethnicity allow you to take something delicious AND healthy? At first thought, my traditional dishes are all loaded with sugar and fat. But when I get past them, I can come up with a couple of grain/fruit/nut salads that could work. And make me very happy to stay away from some of those other dishes that I know would "put me under the table."

Let us know how it goes. We're all behind you.

Sue

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KARIDIAN1 1/12/2013 10:17PM

    A nice addition to your workout routine.

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DIANER2014 1/12/2013 8:39PM

    Glad you your brother was there to help. Enjoy your rowing machine!

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NSTARSMITH 1/12/2013 7:12PM

    Yeah, assembling exercise equipment counts as major exercise! And, also, gets you a PhD in mechanical engineering!

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EMMAJANEAUSTEN 1/12/2013 5:45PM

    You are a walking machine!

Enjoy the rower. (That was my favorite piece of equipment at the gym...I miss going to the gym, but things changed and I was unable to maintain the membership.)

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LIVINGFREE19 1/12/2013 5:14PM

    Assembling things are really tough sometimes, even with the directions! LOL!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/12/2013 2:44PM

    Good luck with the pot luck... and congrats on the new rower. I love new toys, don't you? emoticon

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DOGLADY13 1/12/2013 2:26PM

    I'm so excited for you and the new rower. I didn't know I wanted one until you got yours.

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GOODGETNBETR 1/12/2013 10:19AM

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COCK-ROBIN 1/12/2013 4:26AM

    I know. Potlucks are mine fields. I wish you luck.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/12/2013 4:26AM

    I know. Potlucks are mine fields. I wish you luck.

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BRENDA_G50 1/12/2013 1:27AM

    Wishing you good luck at the potluck and glad you got the rower together. emoticon

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KSNANA2 1/11/2013 11:35PM

    Glad the rower works after you got it put together! Have fun at the potluck. It is good to get to know your neighbors.

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ANNIE1114 1/11/2013 11:19PM

  It is nice to have brothers who can put things together. Enjoy your new machine.

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GOING-STRONG 1/11/2013 11:11PM

    Sounds like you had a great day... pumpkin pie... you definitely deserve it girl!

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TABBYJO88 1/11/2013 11:11PM

    I am glad you were able to get your bro to help you set up your rower and I hope you enjoy it. I hope you have a good time at the potluck. Have a great weekend.

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RG_DFW 1/11/2013 11:08PM

    enjoy the rowing machine... maybe Cooper will try and help

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/11/2013 11:03PM

    Want pictures of it! What kind did you get???

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