Archives for: February 2004, 05
I was really pleased with myself. Got a good deal on Ebay for a rebounder (mini-trampoline). I’ve heard good things about them, and I had been looking for an alternative to the recumbent stationary cycle for winter aerobic activity. If I could back up here a bit……. Last year I had bought myself a pretty fancy elliptical trainer. Spent some bucks on it, if you know what I mean. Well, after about eight months of using it, I ended up with a stress fracture on my foot. Really bummed me out, ‘cause I really liked working out on the machine. So, I had to get rid of it. My husband was glad (not about the foot, about getting rid of the machine), because it took up so much room in our exercise room. But, he thinks I am a total klutz. And, I am to some degree. I never was the athletic type. Grew up on a piano bench, so to speak. So, anyway, back to the rebounder. I was so happy about getting this, but hubby dear said I was going to hurt myself. That it was a bad idea and he was against it. All I can hear is the line from the movie A Christmas Story when all Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder air rifle. And all the grownups keep saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”. Gosh, what spoilsports! Anyway, it arrived yesterday. There’s an instructional video that came with it, but we don’t have a VCR hooked up to the TV right now. Just a DVD player. I did order a DVD with routines on it, so will have to wait another week for that. So, I will be very, very careful, hubby dear, I promise.