Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Whatever happened to...

Whatever happened to frozen yogurt stores?? Remember in the 1980s and early 1990s when they were on every freakin' corner? Sort of like...hmmm, what has replaced them....Starbucks?

You could step right up and for a few dollars get a fat free and/or sugar free swirly creamy cold cup of yumminess. Some places even had mix-ins like nuts, etc. You could make it a lunch, most certainly. But now?? Nada. Where I live in the Seattle area, they must hate yogurt. There is Cold Stone, there is still Baskin Robbins, etc., but what about all the yogurt places? Where can I get some fat free sugar free yogurty goodness?

Still hating!

So what is it with me and the exercise? I hate it. When I blog, which I've been avoiding lately due to the following, I sit at my desk and face my dusty eliptical machine. A machine I despise. I do not just dislike it, oh no, it goes much deeper. I loathe it as much as I loathe the IRS right now (and don't even get me started on that one).

At any rate, I know know know for a fact that I better get on the exercise bandwagon soon if I want to be losing actual fat and not muscle and if I want the changes I've been making to be permanent. At least I got my mind in sort of the right place, right? Now if I can get my ass in the right place, namely a gym of some sort. Much to my dismay, my doctor informs me that shopping does NOT count as cardio.

I'd love to hear from some of you that have successfully turned that corner of hating exercise and now liking it. What are your secrets?

I swear if I don't find some sort of motivation soon, I'm thiiiiiiiis close to trying to fashion a homemade liposuction machine out of our Dyson vacuum. I hear it never loses suction.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The nerd in me....

So we finally found and bought a Nintendo Wii a few weeks back. And for someone totally NOT into video games, I'm finding it very entertaining! Now I can see why all the kids get into the video games so much. I basically haven't played video games since I was about 12, and even then, the only games we had were Frogger (awesome!) and a game that you had to name the State Capitols. How freakin' tricky to try to make me learn through a game, eh?

Anyway, as I mentioned in an earlier post my main reason for wanting a Wii was to use this as a fun family tool to play active games together. Plus, I can't wait for the Nintendo Fit to come out, which is an interactive exercise device. My husband's main interest in buying one was a) it is a gadget and b) all the cool kids at work have one! :)

The Wii comes packaged with a set of games called Wii Sports, which includes boxing, baseball, bowling, golf, etc. My husband and I tried the boxing first. Interestingly enough it was a tad satisfying to whack him a bit. You make up little characters for yourself called Nintendo Miis, which look more or less like yourself. I'm thinking I could get a lot more satisfaction out of creating little figures that look like people I strongly dislike and then beating them up. Would that be wrong?