Thursday, February 9, 2012


As you may or may not know, Jeff has been running for about a year now. This past summer he actually committed and did really well, and can run a couple of miles. His blood pressure is down, and he lost 30 some-odd pounds. Well, I was pregnant this past summer. So what does that tell you?

He wants to keep running, but won't in Ohio's confused, crappy weather patterns. I am a sucky runner, always have been. Even when I had a six pack and played three sports year round, I was a sucky runner. I don't want to do it out in public where strangers can see me about to pass out (or actually passed out, who knows), and so we've been looking for a cheapo treadmill on Craig's List. So far, two have been bought out from under us because Jeff was at work and could't pick them up any earlier. 

Then I got the bright idea this week that I would jump rope. I read somewhere that it burns about 200 calories (for someone around my size) every 15 minutes. So that's where I wanted to start, 15 minutes. I was committed, I was excited.

I was wrong.

The "rope" I bought is cheap, from the grocery store. It didn't want to spin as I spun, so it kept wrapping up on itself and eventually either tripped me, or slapped me in the legs. Combine the constant stop start stop start from being tripped with my wheezing, and you get five minutes. A lousy five minutes that weren't even solid because of my darn tripping on that darn 'rope'. You feel me?

So this is where we are. I'm a little bit frustrated because what I REALLY want to do is join a team. I want to play softball and volleyball again but I know of none around me except for the teams at my old job at Honda. I doubt they'd supply the cardio I need anyway. Anyone have any good ideas? Suggestions? The Zumba classes around these parts are filled with 70 year old women and no one my age except ME. That lasted one class. 

I want something that will be a life style change: a hobby. Something I look forward to on a regular basis. Not just something I have to do to keep weight off. And I also don't want to pay much at all. We're already very strapped for cash because of forced unnecessary Master's Degrees, but that's a whole 'nother post.

I'd like to hear what  you all think. Maybe you have another witty way to keep the weight off without bundling up A to go out in this crap.


1 comment:

  1. Buy Zumba for your xbox. I have it for the Wii. I use it on a weekly basis.