I can’t believe how busy I was last night.
A while after Chris came home he went upstairs and started re-arranging furniture in our smallest spare bedroom. He then began to put our new elliptical trainer together. I offered to help him of course, but he said he was ok doing it all on his own. I did end up giving him a hand here and there holding things as he connected them.
Anyway, while he was busy upstairs turning our spare bedroom into a mini exercise room, I did some work on my computer and then I went into the kitchen and cleared the double kitchen sinks and counter so I could prepare dinner.
When I cook I can’t stand a messy kitchen so I always clean everything up before I begin to cook and then I clean everything I use as I go so by the time dinner is served and eaten all that’s left is our dinner plates and utensils.
Why I do that I don’t know. It seems like a strange habit even to me, but I swear I’m one of the cleanest cooks you’d ever meet!
I was also taping the multitude of Thursday night shows on the PVR at the same time, but I had to keep running in the room to check to see how full the PVR was getting because we had a lot of shows on there from last week that we hadn’t gotten around to watching yet. I ended up having to delete about five shows just so I could tape all of last nights shows! It wouldn’t have been such a problem if we weren’t both busy doing other things and had been watching some of the previously taped shows as new ones taped – and then deleting them of course.
Chris took a long time upstairs! Neither of us thought the trainer would take long to put together, but between moving the furniture around to make room for the elliptical trainer and then putting it together I think Chris was upstairs for more than two hours! What a great guy for doing all of that for me, eh? Of course he’s going to use the machine too. I made sure he tested it out and liked how it worked as I was choosing which one to buy. We both might as well use it.
Along with making dinner and cleaning the kitchen I managed to finish watering the garden, and all the indoor plants. I even managed to set up a months worth of daily posts for my photoblog! I’ve been neglecting that blog (and others) lately. Only posting a couple times a week at most and traffic has died down. I’m hoping that getting back to posting new shots on it daily will bring the visitors back. I’m so happy that wordpress has auto-publishing.
All in all Chris and I had a very productive evening. Now I’m looking forward to working out in my new “fitness room”.
It will take me a while to build up some endurance on the elliptical, so my plan is to use the machine for about ten minutes at a time a few times a day for the first few days. It definitely gets my heart rate up so hopefully those little bursts of activity will reve up my metabolism and help me start on my way to getting back into shape. (quickly!)
What do you think? Is that a good plan? Anyone else have an Elliptical trainer at home or use one regularly at the gym?