I think I blogged about this before. One of my goals this December is to spruce up my home gym, make it more comfortable and usable.
For example, I started out by replacing the broken computer -- a home brew PC -- with a MacMini. It's smaller, cuter, and works. I actually did that in October.
My next goal on that front is to get it a better monitor, but for now, it's fine.
For my birthday, I got a bench and resistance bands. I actually like working weights MUCH more than I like cardio, and I need to get more different workouts going. I need to work with the iShape people to see what we can do to rotate the workouts and making them more interesting. I may need to just start using the Shape Magazine.
the latest project is to move the TV and upgrade the cable service on it. I took my husband's broken digital box that he doesn't use, and traded it for a DVR. That helps, as I am watching movies in pieces. One of the problems, is that the time period that I usually work out doesn't have great TV. Mostly news and commercials.
Well, we went to Ikea today, and bought a bookshelf that puts the TV up higher. Fun diabetic story here -- I decided NOT to take my emergency bag. And then also forgot my Treo. My two hours post-pranial alarm went off and I was 110. We hadn't got to Ikea yet, but I knew we wanted to look at the built bookshelves first, meaning we had to walk through a guarter of the store, and then find the actual boxes we wanted, walking another quarter. That did not feel like a good idea.
I told my husband that I wanted to find a convenience store before we found Ikea and stop for a minute, just as the Ikea store popped up. But I did remember they had hot dogs and figured that would do. I almost just grabbed a snack, but the hotdogs are only $.50. So I had a hotdog and then we went shopping.
My husband started to give me a hard time about assemblying my Christmas present before Christmas, but I finally broke down and put it together this evening at about 11:00 pm. After I got done, my pump buzzed for a 2 hour check, and I was at 106. Going to bed at 106 does not sound like a good idea to me, so I did stop for a snack.
By the way, the bookshelf looks great, I've taken some pictures of it, but man, it wasn't easy to build. I do really well with instructions, and but not all with pictures. It didn't help that we bought a corner unit so it wasn't exactly symetrical.
I really like it though.
I've also learned I need to carry my bag -- I had tuna fish and crackers, crackers, AND candy in it, but the hot dog was good.
The best news, is that we bought a height extension "just in case" -- my husband is 6'0 and I'm 5'4, and I knew that the 43" shelf would work fine, but he thought I'd need the extra 12" of the extension. I'll take it back in the middle of the week next week and buy some cool storage boxes.
Anyway, the home gym thing is working out. I think I might want to do something to beef up the weight training though. I'm thinking about a personal trainer once in a while.