Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Extreme Makeover: Fitness Equipment Edition

First off, Mrs. Furious: Thanks for putting me on the map! What can I say about you that hasn't been said before? Of course everyone already knows how spectacular you are. When it comes to describing me, I'll modestly state that you're good at exaggerating. If only my credentials were in reality as impressive as you expressed them. Note to self, next time I'm applying for some goverment job where they delve deeply into my past, you'll be at the top of my reference list. Perhaps I'll now fill out that CIA application I've been meaning to get to...

Now for our daily update...Yesterday you got to see the before picture:

Today, with the big reveal, you get to witness the after photo:
Ta da! Doesn't this fitness equipment look soooooooo much better? After I performed a few minor procedures on her, she is ready to face the world and fulfill her destiny, her noble intended use. Sure I had to extricate her from a giant blue sports bra so that her lower half would be usable. Fixing her rickety water bottle holder required the use of actual tools. Tools, folks! Talk about putting forth some major effort. That's not all. I also had to take a special trip to the store (with two kids in tow) to buy 4 D batteries (who has those just lying around their house?) so that the flashing low battery indicator would cease its annoying (for lack of a better word) flashing. Let's not lie about it, at times the whole transformation got messy, but this is the price one pays for beauty. And wouldn't you agree that this machine is now a beauty? The best part is, with all of these improvements to her appearance, this fitness equipment is now in excellent working condition.

Which brings me to the big qustion: So, did I do it? You know, the 30 minutes of cardio I fervently declared I would complete on this finely crafted fitness machine? Oui (see you Mrs. F fans, she wasn't lying. I really do speak french. That proves it).
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Mrs Furious said...

But where now will you dry your giant blue sports bra?!!

Mary Poppins said...

Mrs. F--That is the conundrum. Perhaps I can place it on the giant pile of laundry featured in the background. Or maybe it could dangle from the metal shelves that hold husband's (will have to think of a name for him) academic notes from his undergraduate days. If I find a new resting place for the size 4T bathing suit that's currently draped over the ironing board, I can free up that spot for the trusty giant blue sports bra. There is a solution somewhere, I'm sure. Where there's a will, there's a way.

Mrs Furious said...

Have to think of a name for him?!!?! Bert... obviously

"Where there's a will, there's a way."
Now if that isn't breaking it down Mary Poppins style I don't know what is!

Despite my ever presence I still feel like crap... I'll try to call tomorrow.

Aubrey said...

That pile of laundry you mentioned makes it look like you just pushed everything off the elliptical and onto the floor. If that counts as cleaning, my husband shouldn't be complaining so much.

Kiki said...

I'm stopping by from Mrs.F's site and I loved this post...tomorrow I go to pick up my first treadmill and my husband is trying to bet me how long until it becomes a clothes I won't show him the before pic. I do think I'm safe because we are putting it upsatirs in the family room...we'll see I guess!!

I'll be back to visit for sure.
Au revoir!

Mary Poppins said...

aubrey--sometimes moving piles around is the best we can do. but cleaning is a vice for a future post, many future posts, I'm certain.

kiki--i hope you win some sweet money from your husband in that bet. come back and let me know how your foray into the home fitness arena goes. a la prochain!

Dodge Party said...

I wish I could write as exciting as you do. You are a fantastic writer and should have blogging all along! Where have you been? I love the huge sports bra. Is that the one you wore to work out? That's fantastic. So how are the workouts going? Maybe we can talk to each other for our workouts and motivate one another.