Tuesday Tidbits…13 December 2016

It’s a particularly awesome day, today! It’s a special one – why, you may ask? Because it is, that’s why! That should be good enough, I’d wager. I’ll give a little hint, though: it’s a day celebrated annually by some, and involves the giving of gifts and toasting good fortune, and the gift that I have is one that I’ve needed and wanted for some time! Anything that keeps me in fighting trim is necessary, and the garbage advertised on television leaves much to be desired – I’ve yet to see my machine advertised anywhere, personally; and it is a brand that has been around for 20 years or more. Yes, I’m now the proud owner of a circuit-training home gym and couldn’t be happier! Free-weights, kettle-bells, and ellipticals are fine and dandy, but my ideal workout has always included a “universal” machine – and, best of all, I don’t have to go to a stinky, sweaty, germ-filled “fitness center!” How anyone can stand those places is beyond me…seriously, every single time I tried to have a membership in any sort of health club, I would get sick within a week no matter how much I cleaned the machines before and after I used them. I didn’t pay to get sick, I paid to work-out, but muscle-heads and cheese-cakes were too busy primping and posing on the machines instead of using them, so they were a waste of my time and money, LOL! Exercising in the peace, quiet, and comfort of my own home is best for me.

It’s cold out there, but I don’t mind because I was able to see the beautiful moon last night, and should be able to see it again tonight when it reaches complete fullness. Clear skies means colder weather, but the sunshine is very refreshing after what seems like a straight month and a half of clouds, rain, hail, snow, and nearly every other type of precipitation you can imagine, except for sleet! Gotta bundle up before walking on the beach…

Time for some music, and I have to do some cooking! Beef stew for lunch, game hens for dinner…the only thing that sucks about cooking is the cleaning and prepping, but it’s still worth it. Talk to ya later, gators!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. portapatetcormagis
    Dec 13, 2016 @ 13:10:40

    Congrats on your special day ๐Ÿ™‚
    You seem to be quite happy to have a machine of torture in your home better than Edgar Allen Poe could have made it up. Great for you!

    • sepultura13
      Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:55:22

      LOL – it’s no more a machine of torture, than Steampunk events are “all-inclusive!” Perspective is relative, methinks…

  2. dancingpalmtrees
    Dec 14, 2016 @ 08:27:36

    I never got sick from the gym equipment but I did snap, crackle and pop my right knee so no more gym or weights for me!
    This Cocoa Krispy is done with all high impact exercise!

    Thanks to arthritis my exercise choices are limited. The joys of aging!

    • sepultura13
      Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:57:13

      Circuit-training, swimming, and my elliptical are fairly low-impact exercises, for me – jogging, though, is something that is very hard on the joints, and I guess you did plenty of that during your years in the service! Knees, ankles, and feet suffer from running, for sure!

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