Monday, February 15, 2010


Can you guess what that is?
I'll give you a's not a hot tub.
With all the is a cold tub....
bathtub, that is....
sitting in our back yard.

The garden tub in the master bath
was just taken up space for a long time,
and was used as a catch all.
It was rarely used for the purpose
of taking a bath.....
except the grandkids liked to bathe and
play in it when they were younger.
So, we decided to put the space to good use....
since I had just recently purchased
a recumbent exercise bike,
and found that I could not fit it in my bedroom.
My dh came up with the idea to remove that
big tub to make room for both the bike
and my treadmill......
he was determined to find a space....
even if he had to make one.
he wanted to help me get in the
habit of using them and hopefully
take off a lot of extra weight that
I've been carrying around for a long time,
and causing me to have health problems.

It was a lot of work on his part....
I am really blessed to have such a
good handyman.

The photo below shows the completed project.
All I need to make it complete is a small TV
up in the corner so I can play my exercise videos
and watch TV while I walk.
I usually read while I ride the bike.
I also have a yoga mat in there and hand weights.

Now, I just have to get in the habit of using
these and exercising on a daily basis.

Since I'm headed for Myrtle Beach in July,
I want to be able to do a lot of walking
without getting all out of breath.
It will be my first time to visit a beach....
can you believe that! It's true.
I will only be wading in the water.
For me, the trip will be for sight seeing
and enjoying seeing the ocean,
and spending time with my two daughters
and three granddaughters.
I'm asking all of my praying friends
to keep me in your prayers....
this is going to be a hard task for me
to lose weight and get better fit.


Janet, said...

You know the end of the tub where the faucet is looks like the face of a snowman looking over into it! Good luck with your exercising.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Good luck with that exercising! I need to get on with it to. I have no plans to go to the beach this year, but I still need to get some weight off and get healthier. So we'll be doing this together, so to speak.
I have been to Myrtle Beach a few times. I like Charleston, SC better. So much history.
I DO hope you have a great time there!

~Tami said...

Great way to make your space work for you!

I really need to lose weight, but keep putting off the effort. Maybe we could cheer each other on??

Sharon Brumfield said...

What a sweet man you have!
And how nice to have a nice sunny place to work out....I hope that you will have many great hours there.
I had to laugh at the almost looks like a duck face where the handles are and the faucet comes out. :)
Enjoy those walks!

Gloria said...

You will love the ocean. We are going in a few wks. during Spring break. I love the ocean any time of yr. as I don't lay in the sun. We always have a good time fishing off the pier. One year we kept pulling in sand sharks. My mother-in-law caught a flying fish. It clucked like a chicken and a squid, my husband caught an eel, nasty. But, we have lots of fun..

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