Monday, September 21, 2009

The Last Straw

So, I have invested in a treadmill. I stepped on the scale the other day and the number was so depressing to me that I knew I needed to do something! The issue was HOW?! 1) Trying to exercise with 3 kids in tow during the day is not effective to say the least. 2)I can't afford a gym membership. 3) I don't like the thought of going out to exercise early in the morning when it's dark, or late at night when it's dark because it's scary and there's always weather issues. So, I decided that having a treadmill would be ideal for my circumstances. I went on KSL to check out what was available and then posed the proposition to Ben. He thought it was a great idea so I went back on to SERIOUSLY look and a miracle happened. Just as I logged on the second time a brandnew post had been put up, like 10 minutes before. A couple was moving and coudln't take the treadmill with them so they were selling it extra cheap. So, for $60 I now have a Nordic Track Treadmill that works great and I've already worked out on twice. It's nice to know that I can exercise when I want to and not worry about the kids since they can just watch TV while I work out. I'm excited to lose weight and stop being the "fat" one. And special thanks to Nana and Pa for paying for the treadmill!!! What great parents in law I have!!!

5 comments:

Sara and the Boys said...

Shelly that's great! I have a treadmill an d I definitely don't use it as much as i should, but ironically enough I just off it form working ot for a but. Anyway, I wanted to congratulate you and reccommend a book, The Gabriel Method. It is a weightloss book but itis not dieting! It is really good and if you don't want to buy it yet you can borrow it from me. Good luck with everything, Sara!

Melanie said...

Awesome!! I have a gym membership and was doing pretty good with it, but with Mark's work schedule, it just stopped being so convenient, and going at 8:00 at night didn't work for me. Lucky for me some friends had to move and we offered our basement to them to store stuff in and they have a treadmill, so now I get to use it while T naps!! perfect solution...plus I get to watch past episode of LOST!! It's a win win!

Kat said...

Good for you, keep up the good work!

Probably Derrill said...

Good luck, Shell.

Tracy Giles said...

That's awesome! I have a hard time carting the kids off to the gym. It would be so nice to have a treadmill at home so I could use it whenever I want. Good luck with that!