Andy and I added a new addition to our family…
No, not another dog (Although I am a big animal lover, I don’t know if I could handle three at once!)
But a new Elliptical! This was our Christmas gift to one another this year.
I am very excited to have our own piece of cardio equipment right in our home. This was Andy and I’s first ‘big’ purchase together…how exciting?! 😉
We got a Pro-Form Elliptical, which I had never heard of before we bought it. We tried it out in the store and really liked the way it felt. We bought it new, although I did look on Craigslist for a used one in the area. I didn’t see anything that I wanted to look at in person though.
I’m typically used to the ‘big’ name exercise equipment companies, like “Precore” and “Life Fitness”. However, that is because I work in a gym where we can afford machines that are built for high usage (which means more $!). Our elliptical only cost a few hundred bucks, which I thought was a fair price to pay for just Andy and I to be using it.
This morning after my morning walk with the pups, I tried out the eliptical for 30 minutes while watching my morning news shows. It felt great! I love the ease of having a cardio machine in the house, such convenience!
This past weekend was pretty laid back, which was really nice. On Sunday I went to Andy’s sister-in-law’s baby shower (her name is also Lindsay!). She is due sometime in February and they are not finding out if it’s a boy or a girl until the baby is here. I don’t know if I could personally wait that long…I think I would want to know!
The baby shower was a lot of fun. There was tons of good food (stuffed shells, broccoli soup, salad, and bread) and a really delicious cake. There were also candy and cookie flowers at each table. I took a nibble out of a few 😉
There was an auction where we could earn tickets to put towards gift baskets. You could earn tickets by bringing diapers and baby food as well as participating in and winning games (like bingo and baby food taste tests!). I earned my fare share of tickets, but unfortunately walked away empty handed.
We had a great time celebrating and Lindsay seemed to really enjoy and appreciate all the gifts for the new baby. I can’t wait until he OR she arrives!
Thanksgiving Day Plans
This year Andy and I are spending our first Thanksgiving together. Although we’ve been dating for over 4 years, we have never been together on Turkey Day!
We did, however, celebrate what I like to call “Neighbsgiving” in college. My house of roommates and his house of roommates hung out all the time, so we celebrated a little early with lots of food and plenty of beverages 😉
I’m excited that we’ll be heading south to Cincinnati to spend the weekend with my family this year for Thanksgiving. Boo and Sophia are coming too. Family road trip! 🙂
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Do you own a piece of cardio equipment? If so, what? If not, what would you like to own if you could?