Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Switcharoo

I've been wanting to try some of these P90X workouts with weights instead of the bands.  I just feel guilty about spending any more money on my "fitness".  Even the gentle urging of Dee Dee has not been enough to get me to pull the trigger.

Last night I decided to stop by the local Superstore and see what kinds of hand weights they had.  They had some sliding adjustable weights for like $27.00, but I wasn't going to spend fifty more dollars on weights.  The single hand held weights were sparse.  They basically had fifteen and thirty pound weights left.  That just wasn't going to do.  I was just about to leave when I saw a boxed set of hand weights for twenty bucks, and it went up to forty pounds.  Score!!

This morning, I got to use them, and there is a big difference between hand weights and the bands.  I got a much better workout.  My only complaint is the small amount of time I have to invest switching the weights on and off.  For the price  I paid, I will just have to live with it.

Now, off to research cleaning bathrooms!  I am working on my senior pin for Domestic Goddess badge!  (That thudding noise was Dee Dee hitting the floor :-)

Wes

18 comments:

My Life & Running said...

Wow. So maybe if I got pins & badges for cleaning I might do it more often....hmmmm, no! ;) Link to those weights if possible please! $20 is a smokin' deal!

Stef said...

LOL!

Glad you got a good deal on some weights that work for you!

Marcy said...

You just need to be a weakling like me and only need the 5 lber's LOL

Calyx Meredith said...

I love that you're going to RESEARCH cleaning bathrooms! That is very much the way I roll. :D Why did you get a better workout with the weights over the bands. I love my weight bench and don't own any bands - so maybe that's an ignorant question - but I really don't know what would make one way better than the other.

Journey to a Centum said...

Research is fine. Just don't break the male code of ethics regarding cleaning of bathrooms! ;-)

Shannon said...

I want to see that trigger finger working! We love a man that can clean and get a good deal!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

The next thud will be Dee Dee's hand on the back of your head if you screw it up.

Nice deal on the weights. Time to put them to good use.

Michelle said...

Glad you got a good set of weights. It'll be nice to switch back and forth; keep things interesting.

Missy said...

...and don't do such a crappy job on the bathroom that you "don't have to do it again"..we know your tricks:)

teacherwoman said...

sweet deal you found! I hope Dee Dee is okay from falling over! LOL

Mendy said...

Research cleaning the bathrooms? Wes, that's just too funny.

Makita said...

I'd do more cleaning if I got pins & badges!

Lily on the Road said...

I thought I heard a noise! LOL


You know what? I got my weights from AVON...yes, check it out...might be different in the USA, 'cause we have snow to shovel and have to be fit !!!

LMAO

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I use bands when I travel, but it's not the same as weights. I bought some weights for home, but they're not the right weight anymore anyway. I'm sticking with the gym....

J~Mom said...

I hope Dee Dee is ok...LOL!

Jess said...

That is a good deal on weights! Usually, they're about a $1 a pound.

Have fun cleaning the bathrooms!

Jess said...

Wow what a bargain on those weights. Glad they helped with the workouts!

Annette said...

It's nice to have a variety to work with. Now you have options! Gotta love that. :)

You are seriously trying to make some brownie points lately, aren't you? Or is it guilt for buying more workout stuff? ;)