Out with the old, in with the new

Three years ago we got married. In the run up to that event I got myself a rowing machine. I mean I wasn’t going to spend my honeymoon in St. Lucia blubbering about like a beached whale. Sadly I didn’t stick with it. Once the ring was on it was all downhill. The night of the wedding we ended up eating pizza in a pub in Henley on Thames. You get the idea.

Fast forward to 2013. My ’emergency diet’ did a job in the fourth quarter of 2012 but things aren’t going well now. I mean last night I ate pork belly and breast-of-duck; and a bottle of wine. And then fell asleep. So today I made a decision – out with the old….

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Check out the magic bucket

And in with the new…

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For those not intimately involved in ‘healthy exercise’ the rowing machine is shown in the first picture. This poor sod of a thing has been sitting in the back garden (yard/area/tip/dump) for going on 2 years and I decided that it was:

A) in no fit state to deliver health giving properties to anyone

B) acting as a colony for bugs, slugs, spiders and all sorts of unpleasantness

So today I purchased a cross-trainer. Oh yes, this badboy provides a full-body kick-your-arse fitness kick. Well that’s what the instructions said. Anyway I was sweating by the time I’d constructed the thing so I figured I’d actually start using it tomorrow.

I’ll keep you posted on progress. Honest.

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