Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spreading the Meme

Just saw this Internet meme on a friend's Live Journal, so I thought I'd spread it around, too:

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal/blog along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

"Then he turned and left the stage as the audience cheered." from The Giver by Lois Lowry.
Not only is this my favorite Young Adult novel, it just happened to be the closest to me because I've been reading it for an upcoming book club.

Now, off to the YMCA to try to get in some cardio with my daily exercise. I've been exercising with our new Wii Fit the last couple of days. I'll admit that I was skeptical about whether or not I could get an actual workout from playing with a video game. Let's just say that I'm no longer a skeptic, and I have the sore muscles to prove it. The yoga and strength training programs are just awesome, and the balance games are fun and challenging enough to keep me coming back for more. The best part is the game feeds my need for instant gratification by telling me how well I'm balanced during each yoga pose, strength exercise, and balance game as well as giving me positive reinforcement throughout the workout. Whoever came up with the entire concept of Wii Fit at Nintendo deserves a raise! There is an aerobics portion to the game, but I haven't tried it yet, partly because I'm trying to get my cardio workouts at the YMCA where we have a paid membership. It was tough to do the last time we went. We put V in the Y's great child care while B and I worked out, only to be paged by them ten minutes later because he was inconsolable. I guess I'm just going to have to try it ten or twenty minutes at a time until he gets used to the fact that the ladies in the child care are very nice people and will take care of him just as well as B and I. We'll see how it goes this morning.
Best to you all,

1 comment:

Momma Bear said...

I've been considering the Wi Fit thang. I'm so excited you're happy with it. Maybe we'll get one after all! Of course once we sell our house!