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My new best friend !

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My new best friend is really skinny, and about 8ft tall...well, I guess I mean long really.

Whilst looking for my shoes in the garage I came across a skipping rope that had long been abandoned because it is miles too long for me to use. Oh, but not today...pliers? check! knife to get the handle end off? check!

I had a vague memory about having it long enough that your arms will be perpendicular when both feet are on it...so that's what I went for.

BF finished the putting back together as I could not get the metal ring back on the rope, and I beamed a big smile when he handed it back. I tried it, it perfect!

So, Ropey and me will be sharing the next few weeks at least, at it has to be THE MOST PORTABLE item of fitness equipment.

Turns out, SP has a 10-min workout video and also an article giving you workout plans...once again SP delivers!

I am still pondering over the travel plans..I am starting to get mildly panicky that I will be flying solo for the next 2 weeks...but I will try my best to plan!

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  • SKYINSTRASBOURG
    Wimpy here...(that's me, remember?) Just be careful to wear really good jump-friendly shoes...that will protect the knees and joints...Also warm up and stretch!

    Have fun jumping! emoticon
    4038 days ago
  • KAYLEE67
    That IS a great idea! And it has to be a great workout also!! Best of luck and take care on vacation! emoticon
    4038 days ago
  • 1THIRTY3
    That's a great idea! I have a vacation coming up and while I have hopes to do some yoga on the beach when i have it to myself, the only real cardio other than the hiking we'll be doing, which are mostly short hikes to places to wade, would be to run. I'm not a big runner, but I'm still going to try to do it in the morning. But jumprope? Genius! I'll have to pack one!
    4039 days ago
  • SLARTYB
    Was your boyfriend disappointed when you said we can have all sorts of fun with this rope - and then you started skipping?

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    Have a great hols & be good!

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    4039 days ago
  • KIM122278
    Oh How Cool you found your jump rope! That's a GREAT way to burn some calories, and it's pretty fun too. I didn't know that SP had a 10 min. workout here though..Thanks for sharing..learned something new today! emoticon
    Watch out extra pounds, they're gonna melt off with all of that skipping! emoticon
    4039 days ago
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