Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What's New?

This is Jorge Morales.  He built the Elliptical that is now in our family room.
We allowed him the honor of being the first person to ride the Elliptical.  We told him that it was because he made the thing after it languished in a box for so many months and that he was our hero.  That part would be true.  But the part where we also wanted to see if it would hold together before we got onto the machine ourselves was also true and unshared - lol!

This is Diane, aka "Can Do Diane" who helped us find Jorge and bring him into our lives, as well as helping us in so many aspects of our new lives together.  You might recognize Diane from when she and I were in Richard Simmons's "Party Off the Pounds" and "Love Yourself and Win" videos together.  She has never ridden an Elliptical before and found it more challenging than she expected.

This is my new husband Eric.  He is the one who cared enough about me to bring this Elliptical into my life so that even though my personal schedule is so disrupted that I do not attend Exercise Classes as consistently as I used to, I have ample opportunity to burn some calories.  I think this is the first time he has been on an Elliptical too.
And here I am, myself.
The following statements would be true:
1.)  I am happy to have a new exercise machine that is dedicated to my own special physical needs.
2.)  I am wearing several layers as I am a 'Splaver' in name only, and am freezing in this new house constantly even as everyone else - at only 60 degrees - is complaining that it is hot inside.
3.)  That I have gained weight, this picture is the proof, and I am really grateful that this elliptical machine has been brought into our home to help me address the issue.

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Another thing that is new is that we picked up the keys to my new office/studio yesterday.  I do not have any inside pictures yet and, in fact, it's still so dirty and there's no furniture that I will save the "Grand Opening" shots until later.  However, here are the grounds and an outside shot of the office.


Anonymous said...

OMG The torture machine..That sucker kicks my butt at the gym I can only last 5-10 minutes before my ankles and knees start screaming at me then my hips start plotting revenge against the rest of my body..

Can I ride it? Can I? Huh? Huh?

The courtyard looks beautiful..

Hoping you have a great day..

Anonymous said...

Hooray for the eliptical!! I wish we had room at our house for one.

Your new office looks beautiful and serene! Just the kind of place for you to be able to create the beautiful jewelry that you create!!!

Have fun!!! Have a great day!!

Claudia said...

Well, I think you look great!! We both do. LOL I'm glad you have a machine to work out on although I would much rather go to Richard's classes. :)

I am so happy about the office. It looks and sounds like it's perfect. I can't wait to see pics of the inside.

Love, love, love

Adele said...

Hooray for finally getting the elliptical put together! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do ours. I'm thinking, however, that you need to turn it around to face the TV. I'd never be able to do the 350 calorie burn program without a good show to distract me!


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