News flash! Hold onto your hat. If, like me, you let the cobwebs accumulate on your exercise equipment, this is for you.
Today, I was lamenting on my pathetic history of not getting enough exercise. In spite of having a very nice recumbent exerciser upstairs and an urban rebounder downstairs, I manage to avoid contact with them, due to extreme battle fatigue and nervous exhaustion following a day of heating up leftovers, doing the laundry, helping son Matthew, video editing, internet surfing, answering the email, and watching American Idol, Big Love, 60 Minutes, and Netflix movies.
“Nossir, I don’t have any excuse”, I said to Susy. “The equipment just stands there idle and I just keep pretending like it isn’t there.”
“Oh, I used to do that, too”, said Susy, comfortingly. “But I don’t anymore. For the past year, I’ve been using our exercise treadmill in the family room almost every single day!”
“Wow!”, I gasped. “Every day? Omigosh, however did you get yourself disciplined to do it?”
“Well, I probably couldn’t have if the laundry room wasn’t right next to where the treadmill is set up.”
“What does the laundry room have to do with using the treadmill?,” I asked, confused.
“Because”, explained Susy, “Nearly every day, I hang wet laundry on it.”
Now why didn’t I think of that? That Susy is brilliant. I’m going to start using my equipment everyday, too. Think how happy and guilt-free I’ll be knowing all those socks and underpants are drying nicely while I’m watching TV.
Sometimes, the thorniest problems have the simplest solutions. Let’s hear it for creative thinking!