Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Excercise is EVIL!

I have come to the conclusion that excercise is just plain evil. Here is my story.

I got suckered. You know those infomercials they do for excercise videos? Well, one of 'em got me. $9.95 plus shipping and handling for the fundamentals video, a 20 minute workout video, guidance for excercise and loosing weight, stability ball, and foot pump! How can you go wrong for $10? You can't even buy one of those balls at WalMart for $10 (not a good one at least). So I called. Then they tried to sell me magazine subscriptions and vitamins. I said no. Then they tried to sell me another ball. Again, no. Then more videos! No! I just want what it comes with, try it out, see if I like it, then maybe get more.....Here's the catch. They automatically charge you and send you two new videos every two months. You can cancel at anytime. Of course, who's going to remember that? Anyways, got my stuff - was excited and pumped up the ball right away. Then got sick. No working out for Jennifer! Finally started feeling better a week later, and did the fundamentals last Thursday. Didn't feel the excercises - was thinking it didn't work. But, it was only teaching me excercises, so the 20 minute video would be better. Woke up Friday, and couldn't walk. Pain running through the inside of my thighs. By the end of the day, it had radiated all around! Ouch! So, Monday morning I tried the 20 minute video - which apparently is only supposed to be used when you don't have time to do the longer video that I don't have (see? suckered). The video was good, and it was fun. I enjoyed it and actually wanted it to be longer. I think I will let those next two videos come before I cancel this subscription. I was excited because my knees were a little weak afterwards - this time I knew it worked! Come Tuesday, I can't walk. Pain radiating down from the tops of my shoulders all the way to the tops of my thighs! Ouch! Those areas were still hurting today, so I did the fundamentals again. Can't wait to see how I feel tomorrow. Lol. Again, excercise is evil!

On the brighter side of life, I received an email from my SP telling me she was able to finally find the magazine she wanted me to get with the cable knit sweater that she's going to teach me to knit! I'm so excited and can't wait to get it! It will be interesting to knit something other than dishclothes (which I haven't done in years), if I am somehow able to. Wish me luck! If I succeed, then I will finally have that perfect sweater that I have always seen, but never able to afford!

As far as crochet in my life is concerned - I'm getting behind. I decided to try my hand at designing a shawl from a pattern I found in "Encyclopedia of Crochet". It's coming along pretty good, but haven't quite decided whether or not I'm going to like it. I need to go buy some more yarn so I can finish it. I did finish another shawl from a pattern I found at C'ville. I really like the way it came out, but it's lighter (and smaller) than I hoped. I think it would make a great sarong though. Maybe my sister would like it... Oh, and I started a baby afghan for my boss. Baby girl is due in December and I have wanted so very much to make a star shaped baby afghan from I'm about halfway through it. Hopefully I'll finish it tonight and be able to post photos tomorrow!

Alright - It's time to shut up and go home! Have a great night!

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