19 January 2011

Progress on Our Secret Goals

So, now it is time for the update on the MBC + Steve Household New Year's Goals. You may not have known that we have goals and you would not be alone in that, because Steve doesn't know we have them either. They are secret (except for the part where I wrote some of them on a sticky note and stuck them on the side of the bookcase for easy reference) goals that I set for both of us, because Steve doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions.

1. We've been going to the leisure center. Steve swims with the elderly and I use the fitness studio with the elderly. Monday I also used one of the wacky, passive exercise machines. I selected the (so-called) thigh trimmer, which is like a bed you lie on with each leg on a pad that moves slowly out and then back. You can set it for different speeds and there's a big, red, emergency stop button (in case your legs start flying in and out too quickly?). The old women love these machines. They make me feel conspicuous and underwhelmed, but I'm going to keep trying them because the (so-called) waist trimmer looks like it might give me a good back rub.

photo from here

2. I checked out a book about Scotland's Munros from the library. The sun has come out and the snow has all melted, so soon we will be able to plan a hiking trip.

3. I attempted to make peshwari naan last weekend. It was a failure. My dough never rose, which was not surprising to me because the recipe does not call for yeast. The author seems to think it should rise anyway. I will try again next week.

4. I do not have a new job yet.

4 comments:

The Entreprexplorer said...

You might want to check out secretgoals.com - good way to talk about your progress, the ups and downs, while keeping it secret...

Meg said...

You do realize that these machines are intended for people who have next to no use of their limbs...

MBC said...

Entreprexplorer--Hmmm, looks interesting.

Meg--That would explain a lot. The elderly people at the leisure center are really quite active. They row on the rowing machines FOREVER before using the toning tables. I can see how the tables would be super useful for less active people, though.

Amy said...

I'VE SEEN THOSE MACHINES BEFORE! On an episode of Wife Swap (I know, I would have sworn I hadn't ever watched it either). I thought they were pretend. Maybe I've found a way to jiggle my way to slimdom.

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