Friday, February 18, 2011
I get it home, all excited and I look around the house for where I am putting my new 'gym'. I have in the back storage room a treadmill, an elliptical, swiss balls, weight bench, weights, and a whole assortment of other stuff for a gym, all stacked not so neatly.
Problem, no room for it. The storage room would be ideal, but there is no insulation. I could handle no heat, but the cold new england wind just streams through it. This spring or summer it may be a good idea to button it up. As for this winter, it is a no-go. I went to the loft and it is big enough, barely. I closed off the third floor to keep the heating costs down. So I was thinking hard on the third floor. A little chilly, but it would warm up as soon as I got moving. How to get my HEAVY treadmill and the rest up to the third floor?
A couple days ago, I found myself locked into the house with the kids because of a dumping of snow we had. Almost a foot of snow fell, and even though it was pretty, the car just couldn't do anything but sit there. So as I sat, flipping through boring daytime TV, watching the kids eat breakfast at the coffee table, it dawned on me that we hardly ever ate in the dining room. A light bulb went off and the kids and I went to work.
My son Mikey and I took away the computer desk, chairs and the table. We rolled in the treadmill. Mikey installed the "perfect pullup" in the doorway. I stacked the weights using some milk crates as shelves. Got my yoga mat and my other various things. Built another rope ladder.
I still have to make a trip to the hardware store and have to fingue out how to hang the bag. Think that I may, just buy a stand, I might have too. The ceiling has 90 year old pressed tin and I think my husband would have a fit I cut into it.
Also on the shopping list? I love biking, so I need an exercise bike. Any one have one they aren't using?