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    CAT-IN-CJ   110,546
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Yes, I am thrilled!

Monday, December 09, 2013

I have a hard time just getting on the elliptical. I always having something else to do and I feel like I'm 'wasting time' . (Yeah, I know I'm actually 'investing' in my health.)

One of the ways to 'trick' myself into getting on it is when the phone rings, I grab the phone and head towards the elliptical . . . that way I feel like I'm not wasting time. (Though sometimes I wonder if I should explain to them why I'm panting....)

I've often bemoaned that I cannot read while I'm on it. The way the elliptical is structured, to hold a book where I can read it totally covers up the display.

So, DH to the rescue!!!! In about 20 minutes, he built a rack that fits and works perfectly!!!

And he thought I married him because he's such a great cook.


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KELLIEBEAN 12/12/2013 10:41AM

    yay!! You and your DH are a great team!

I feel the same way about my elliptical. I managed to read a couple weeks ago. It took some doing to arrange the book but I was determined. I set a goal of 22 books to read in 2013 and I'm behind. I keep falling asleep when I sit and read so I decided I had to keep moving to read.

I finally got the book situated and set a timer for an hour to get a good chunck of reading done and just took it slow, wasn't looking for much of a calorie burn just to stay awake while reading and getting my steps in to boot!

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/10/2013 4:18PM

    YES! I am thrilled for you! Please send your sweetie all of our Spark Cheers for his gift!

I am so grateful to be able to read a book or watch a show while I ride the exercise bike.

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FELINEBETTER 12/10/2013 11:25AM

    emoticon & 3 cheers for supportive, talented husbands!!! emoticon

He's a keeper for sure! lol

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DARLY55 12/10/2013 7:15AM

    I like an inventive hubby! The great cooking may be part of the reason for the elliptical in the first place!? emoticon Oh well, now you can both of his talents!

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FERRETLOVER1 12/10/2013 7:12AM


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GARDENCHRIS 12/10/2013 7:10AM

    cool...... they are sometimes good for some things aren't they?!?!? LOLOL/

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2BDYNAMIC 12/10/2013 7:03AM

    emoticon ....... Love it ...... oh will or can we get 'rail thin' like the guy featured on the elliptical?? ............ emoticon I use it too ........ will add some .... emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/10/2013 6:52AM


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TRESSWANN 12/10/2013 5:43AM

    Now if I could have a book that would be bliss. My probs is I can do the elliptical but when I get off it, I can't walk, Oh well.

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STR458 12/10/2013 2:12AM

    emoticon emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 12/9/2013 11:29PM

    There is always a solution. DH is very clever

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MARITIMER3 12/9/2013 9:08PM

    Hmmm... maybe Peter can build something so I can use the iPad while on the treadmill!
Gail emoticon

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ROBBIEY 12/9/2013 9:07PM

  excellent, I love the picture.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/9/2013 9:06PM

    Love it!

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WALLAHALLA 12/9/2013 9:03PM

    Mighty Mouse is a childhood favorite! Wish I had an elliptical. I'd even settle for a treadmill. No room to put it in our house though. Too small.

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THOMASINA57 12/9/2013 8:55PM

    This is great! Multi tasking! I did the same today.. I plugged my headset into the phone and talked to my friend who is going through a marriage meltdown while I rode my stationary bike. I don't usually do this, but she really needed an ear and I really need my exercise. I must confess, it wasn't a super workout though.. But at least I did something and feel good about that.

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