It’s snowing today. I’m not surprised. Annoyed, yes, but not surprised. Supposed to be nicer tomorrow.
I was doing laundry the other day. I counted – there’s 34 pair there, plus the pair I was wearing. Hmm, you’re right – I should cast on another pair for myself immediately!
I forgot to share these the other week:
Mark’s had these marked (heh) down to 50% off, and I had a coupon for a further $10 off. Score! They’re cute little red Mary Janes, not quite flats but a very low wedge type heel. I thought they’d look cute with skirts and capris in the summer. You know, when it stops snowing and summer actually makes an appearance. I did wear them out two weeks ago when we went for supper. They looked really cute with a denim skirt.
Actually, that’s pretty much the usual scene of an evening here. The big fella stretched out (as much as the princess will allow) on the couch, Apollo snuggled close by on his bed.
I’ve been using the Bowflex we recently purchased. After my first workout, I had to sit down with the manual and figure out a more efficient work out. I was forever taking the seat off, putting it back on, moving the hand grips from pulley to pulley, rinse, repeat, etc. I had read online here on amazon that if one downloaded the manual for the Extreme2 there were many more exercises listed. Now the (PR3000 which we have) and the Extreme2 are very, very similar in the mechanics and structure of the machine. The difference seems to be that the middle pulleys on the Ex2 are quickly adjustable for width, whereas on the PR3000 you’d have to use a wrench to move the pulleys. Too bad, because I found an exercise that would be so good for my mid back muscles, but I’m not going to interrupt my workout to move the pulleys in to do just one exercise. I can do it with dumbbells instead.
Anyway, I was reading the manual for the EX2 and it also had nutrition plans, and more detailed work out plans. If you watch the commercials, it says something about “only 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week for six weeks” insinuating that you would be ripped like the models if you did so. Then the teeny tiny small print at the bottom says something about with exercise and following their nutrition plan.
Aside from the fact that you’d have to do the advanced programs (45-60 minutes 3-4 time per week), I was really shocked that their “Body Leanness Plan” consisted of many processed foods: instant breakfast drink, Sara Lee bagels, processed soups, frozen entrees like Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, etc. Also, the caloric intake for women goes from 1200 for weeks 1/2, to 1100 weeks 3/4 down to 1000 weeks 5/6. That’s insane! I’d be dead after six weeks of that crap. Or the big fella would due to my irritability! Heh. No thanks.
I’ll stick to my elliptical workouts, weight training and eating a sensible diet. I will likely still have a fat ass, but at least I’ll be strong and happy.