It’s true. All the accusations are accurate. I am an exercise nut.
I love it. I exercise 6 days a week with a minimum of 30 minutes cardio. Add in strength and weight training, and Monday – Friday amount to a 60 – 80 minute regimen. I believe it’s good for me; it’s good for all people. I look better. Feel better. No doubt we’d each benefit from consistent exercise.
In order to make exercise practical, numerous equipment exists in our home — free weights, Bowflex, medicine ball, etc. None, however, compares to the preciousness of my beloved elliptical. Yes, I love it.
The elliptical is raved about by kinesiologists and fitness experts. It elevates the heartbeat, utilizing the entire body, but minimizes the impact on the body’s joints. Hence, many one-time runners switch to the elliptical at some point in order to lessen the impact specifically on their knees. The elliptical is an effective, efficient exercise machine. We’d each benefit from having an elliptical.
As a leader in my family, I’ve decided that each member of my extended family should also have one. My parents, brothers, nieces and nephews, cousins, you-name-it. Some of them are opposed to exercise — especially this daily idea — but they don’t know what’s good for them; they need to exercise. Even more so, they need to purchase an elliptical.
The reality is that if only a few of us buy this excellent cardiovascular machine, then the price increases. The manufacturers have to make money, and so stores have to sell their products at a high enough profit margin to recoup their costs. But, if everyone in my family buys one, the stores can reduce the cost. Better for me! Granted, some of my family never intended to buy an elliptical; but alas, they don’t know what’s good for them.
Truthfully, originally my family wasn’t all on board. It didn’t matter. Even though some passionately disagreed with purchase, I had enough persons in the family willing to side with me. We could vote. I would win.
In fact, I was ready for that vote. And then… wouldn’t you know? A new person joined our family; marriage will do that to you. And so this new guy came along, and he had a bit of a rebel in him; he wasn’t willing to go along with my plan for the family. Remember: this is good! Each of us buying an elliptical will drive the cost down. And it will keep us all healthy! Don’t people know what’s good for them?
But our new family member was pretty stubborn. He wouldn’t go along with my plan. Hence, I had to find a new way to make everyone buy an elliptical.
At first, I continued to try to convince the majority. “Come on… you have to buy one to figure out how much you’re going to enjoy it. You have to purchase it before you actually realize the benefits.” But that didn’t go over so well. My plan wasn’t quite as popular as I thought.
Sorry, but I had to push this through. Ancestors had advocated for ellipticals for decades! My family simply doesn’t know what’s best for them. Trust me. I know. I know best. Then I remembered an old way we used to settle on the family budget. It required fewer of us to agree. It may not have set well with my siblings who disagreed, but hey, remember, I know best. Ellipticals will be good for them!
And so, using that ole’ budgetary tactic, I got enough votes to force everyone to buy one… even though they didn’t like it. They’ll thank me later. That’s what I’m banking on… this is good for them. They’ll thank me later.
And so, as soon as today, the Supreme Court will rule on the new health care law, the Patient Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, “Obamacare.”
It is no secret that the Intramuralist believes this law is unwise. I say that not as a partisan, but rather, as one who read the entire bill. Note: most congressmen did not read it. Consistent with previous posts, I believe it to be unconstitutional in the mandated purchase of health insurance solely based on the condition of being alive; I also feel that the approach taken to ratify the legislation was heavy-handed, disrespectful, and oblivious to differing opinion… just like me and my elliptical…
… even though it’s healthy.