It’s almost time to get the bikes outside, but not quite yet. John has been wanting a recumbent bike because they are more comfortable for him than the trainer and then we can have it inside for rainy days when the bikes are officially off the trainers. Yesterday, he picked one up which was barely used that someone was selling and now it is in the exercise room. Or what we call the “jungle room” due to the wallpaper.
This is actually a big room. This stuff takes up a little more than half the room. The bowflex is on the far right – with the leg extension attached. My bike is still on the trainer, but John took his off and put the recumbent in its place.
It’s super, super quiet. It really makes no noise at all:
It’s not totally organized in this room still. We have the free weights and mats. Plus a random mirror that hasn’t found a home in the house yet. I don’t know if this TV is hooked up to cable or anything as I haven’t tried to turn it on. I usually read on the bike. I am sort of thinking about getting a treadmill, but I am not sure. It will save money on a gym membership over time.
So, we are set up inside and itching to get set up outside!
I finished up a project this week. My mother has been looking for a nightstand, but she wanted a particular look, which was a dark top and antique white bottom. I told her that I could make anything look like that, so we just had to find the table in a budget. A low budget – gotta protect my inheritance, right? 😉
I found this table at an auction and won the bidding:
It was sort of shabbily painted (not really well, I might add). They used chalk paint, so it was really easy to brush on some odorless mineral spirits and scrape the paint off the top. Then I sanded the top and applied a dark stain and made my own chalk paint for the botton. Satin poly on the parts that will have stuff set on them and it is ready to go.
This was actually a super easy and quick project. It’s taking longer to do my chair LOL! I think this table is very cute and stylish now. Kinda looks nice in my house, though, I have to say.
On the food front – I have been on a chicken kick this week. I bought a rotisserie chicken and have been noshing on that all week.
Served with spiralized skillet potatoes:
Looks like spaghetti, doesn’t it?
I also did a faux chicken meal. Morningstar Chick’n nuggets:
These are actually pretty good and John likes them.
I changed up my breakfasts this week. Normally I have some form of oats, but I decided to do savory this week and got some breakfast sausage made by a company in Saratoga. Served in an omelet:
This was a nice change and it actually lasts me until lunch. My kick in the pants has been going pretty well. Still room for the bagel, though.
I’ll end with a random shot of Pixie.
Awake, actually for a change!