Good morning. We have "sprung forward" and turned our clocks ahead for another hour of daylight. But Old Man Winter will pay one more visit it would seem. Today it is chilly and gray, with the threat of a cold winter storm on the horizon. That is okay with me, since I love the rain. But I have had the taste of Spring, and find myself dreaming of all that comes with it. So hopefully this last storm will be brief!
A few weeks ago, our youngest moved out of the house. He has circled the nest once before, but we are feeling pretty certain he is out on his own for good this time. So what did we do? We turned his room into a fitness center. This bedroom is the smallest one of the house. When we bought it, one of the walls was completely mirrored. We left it because originally this room was Erika's, and what teenage girl doesn't love a wall of mirrors? I was convinced this would make the perfect room for a little fitness center. We have tried before to get the treadmill into the house and it just wouldn't go. We got it in through the double front doors, but could not get it into the bedroom. But I was convinced to do it somehow. So, with some careful measuring, and planning, and the help of our friend Tommy G, we did it!!! The doors and trim may need a little love, but it is in!!! We also put the Nordic Track in there, and even with both pieces, I was still left with enough floor space for yoga and Wii Fit. We still have things to do in here. There is more signed sports memoralbillia to hang. And I need to make new curtains, and touch up the paint. But for the most part, it is functioning just the way we wanted it to.
When my girls were little, my Dad refinished some high school gym lockers for each one of the grandkids between my brothers and I. Some were not yet born, and didn't get one. When Drew was little, he was a huge Green Bay Packers fan and we ordered this gym locker for him and it stood in his bedroom for many years. But the others have been in the garage forever. I took those out yesterday and scrubbed them clean, and put them in the fitness room to hold our gear. I LOVE them. Especially the fact that my dear Dad made them for his grandchildren. I love that I kept them, and now have the opportunity to use them in here.
So, there you have it. No excuses now to not work out. I ran a brief 1/2 mile on Sunday. Then last night, I did a little over a mile, and played with the incline and pace. I have a LONG way to go, to get back into shape. Today after I take Noah to school, I am going to do my yoga DVD. And tonight Eri is coming to use the gym.