Thursday, January 22, 2009

Friend or Enemy?

Look at it....it dosnt even look nice. It LOOKS mean. It is mean. I hate it. I dont even like going down into the basement to look at it. Its been living with us for 3 years now and I still dont like it. When it first moved in, we were dedicated. Baldyman and I were down there faithfully 3 to 4 times per week. It kicked my butt. Literally for the first few weeks--I crawled back up the basement stairs when it was done torturing me. If you look at the creature, the bench, well the top part comes off and you just have that little seat...that slides back and forth on the machine and one part of the exercises you add alot of weight and place your heels against the weight part of the creature,,,well DO NOT ever attempt doing that while wearing socks. When the creature was new and we didnt know how mean it was--I wore socks. My feet slipped off that back part and because of the high amount of weights I was pulled into the that part of the machine. I slid so fast there was nothing you could have done to stop it. You dont get hurt--its just the funniest freakiest thing you ever saw in your l ife. Baldyman's eyes nearly popped out and I was so scared I blew enough gas to start a fleet of cars. I'm tellin ya--this creature is NOT nice.

Ohh, for awhile I could tell I was trimming up nicely--still fat but firm fat. There's something to be said about that! About a year ago--we slacked off. I'm sure you all know how that is--time gets away and before you know it--its been nearly a year. Well, Baldyman said NO MORE. We are going back to the creature in the basement. Soooooo, every other day I sadly walk down the basement stairs. For about the first 5 minutes I swear under my breath and use inproper sign language. It dosnt answer me back--it already knows what its going to do to me. Soo, you tell me,,,is this my friend or enemy? Today is my day off thank GOD! So , i can walk by the basement door and smile and use that sign language. Tomorrow--well I'll deal with that in the morning!

16 Thanks for your comments!:

niartist said...

Eeek! I had a home gym once - never used it because like you - it looked more lethal than it probably actually was. Now I happily pay my $23/mo. to have someone else store those ugly things! LOL! Happy Thursday!

Kristens Creations said...

Very scary! I hate to work out so I don't. However....I need to! We were members of a gym up until this month. I'm tired of paying $65a month for nothing! My hubby wants one of those beasts, but there is no where to put one in this house and he probably wouldn't use it anyway! Good luck, maybe after a few days of burning you will look forward to it. lol! Kristen

Raggedy Girl said...

Thoughts from my chubby little world... make it go away and turn the basement into an incredible craft room. But that is me... I surrendered in The Battle of the Bulge!
Roberta Anne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I SO know what you mean. I've reached the point where I walk by mine and just have pangs of guilt, and that's bad enough. If I were actually using it, I'd really be angry with it. This way, I'm just angry with myself. laurie

Lady of the Mote said...

I am familar with that enemy,
it and many of it's friends were
bought then sold off, thru out the years,and had to swear off them,
now I have a mild looking rebounder and ball,but they also can deal out the torture,
but I am wishing you good luck!

Connie said...

My husband wants to create a gym in one of the boys rooms and I know it will be fun for the first month or so and then.....I hate to work out but feel so good when I do. It's just not in my genes to work out consistently, I think. Love the new look of your blog. Connie

Nina Diane said...

ohhh.....we have one of those ugly things too! It sits in the garage and taunts me every time I go out there....

Ginger said...

Dawn, thats a funny post!! I had a treadmill at our last home, upstairs, everytime I got on it the ceiling downstairs shook. Pretty soon it became a clothes rack. I left it with my son when I moved, now I almost wish I had it back, so I could walk indoors when the weather is bad.

Tootsie said...

Enemy! We have a home gym in the garage...that I dust and use to hold seasonal items now. When I married my hubby...he was a competative body builder...his 6 pack ....sadly has since turned into a Keg...and the gym is very lonely! lol

Melissa Miller said...

We have one too... I haven't touched it in years.
I really should quit blogging and get my butt in gear. :)

mbkatc230 said...

Sorry, this looks entirely too much like a medieval torture device to me! I'm glad you swiped the award, I really do want everyone to share it. Funny post, thanks for the giggle. Kathy

Cynthia said...

Hi Dawn,
That thing looks scary to me! I like your comment about not showing hubby everything after a shopping excursion. Actually, I've been known to do that. There is a big cold snap coming our way again (as I'm sure you've heard) Stay warm, Cindy
That recipe looks great!

Lilly's Life said...

Good on you Dawnie I have lots of gym equipment littering the place that I just trip over rather than use. It does make you feel healthier even though they really do hurt us for a while. Good on you and at least Baldyman is right there with you!! Its good to have someone else to complain to about the aches and pains.

JyLnC said...

Dawnie - the good news first...I see you've been able to restore your three column blog. Your calming scents logo/button looks great with your new background.
Congratulations! Have you decided on whether to use e-bay or etsy as your retail outlet?


The bad news is that the beast in your basement is an enemy who will turn into a friend once you don't need it anymore. It's a fair weather friend. :>(

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh my gosh.. lol..
we have a blow flex and we have that same ab lounger...

Mike uses them... I don't.... LOL

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