What! you say? The woman who crabs when she can't ride her bike to work -- she hates to exercise?
You bet. It's boring.
That said, I do it because, as with many things that I do, it's the right thing to do.
Yesterday, however, the fates were out to have fun with me.
After downing my morning tea, I donned bike gear and got ready to put in some time on the trainer.
But I couldn't find my bike shoes.
This is a Big Deal as the trainer (and my bike) is equipped with special pedals which require special shoes.
I search, half-heartedly, knowing that I'll have to find them eventually if only to ride to work next week (something that already seems destined not to happen).
I think about throwing in the towel (figuratively, I hadn't taken it out yet) when suddenly yoga seems like a good idea.
This leads to the tossing of the DVD / games cabinet. And the discovery that the DVD I want is missing from its case.
Stuck down on the floor, I continue tossing the cabinet in search of something, anything. Game pieces fly, Trivial Pursuit card sets get ejected and the children cringe in fright. (O.k., they were actually laughing at me.)
Aha! I proclaim, holding aloft a DVD. Pilates! Want to join me?
Squidette is game but Little Squid decides that a haircut will be more fun and hustles out of the apartment.
The games are scooped back into the cabinet, accompanied by mild cussing as I realized that the huge set of Mozart CDs still has to go back.
Everything back in its place (with the exception of those Trivial Pursuit cards ... I have plans for them) I start moving the coffee table off to the side to make room.
Uggh! Our coffee table rests too low to the rug to vacuum under -- use your imagination.
Out comes the vacuum and then, finally, down go the yoga mats.
Half an hour or so of hilarity ensues as Squidette and I try to get our bodies to perform as those on the screen.
We finish up and vow to do it again. Then I go in search of my bike shoes. (I found them)
Today, we did it again. We might even get good at this if we keep it up.
*No Squid were seriously harmed in the writing of this post though a couple of us have some aching muscles.