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iPod? Don’t leave home without it!

I’m one of those spring cleaners who get an early start, as in, as soon as the kids are back in school. So there I was cleaning out a tote bag, and lo and behold, I found my iPod! I was afraid I had lost it, so when I found it again, it was like finding a $20 dollar bill in the dryer.

As a 40-year old mother of two, I struggle to find time for physical activity. However, today was a different story. Since I found my iPod two days ago, I put it in my messenger bag, which I take with me everywhere I go. Then this morning, just like every other morning, I took my 8-year old to school via the public bus, dropped him off, and then picked up my morning coffee. As I was paying for the coffee, I saw the iPod, got excited, and put in my earbuds. Immediately, the sweet sounds of Prince filled my head, and my mood lifted. I smiled at a perfect stranger, and had to suppress my urge to dance. As I moved towards the bus stop for the return trip home, I heard a voice in my head say “let’s walk instead!”, and I listened.

Two miles later, made effortless by the dulcid tones of Tom Jones and Sheryl Crow, I’m home and I’m pumped, realizing that had I not had my iPod with me, I would have missed out on the perfect opportunity to burn about 250 calories. To find out how you can rekindle your iPod romance, click here.

January 14th, 2008

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One Response to “iPod? Don’t leave home without it!”


Brandi
Jan 14th, 2008
9:27 am

It’s so funny that Gretchen posted this. I got my first iPod for Christmas and I’ve quickly learned that is what I’ve been needing to make me get into the gym.

My first night I created the “Sexy Back” workout. I put on Justin Timberlake’s Future Sex/Love Sounds album and got about half way through. I made myself run the elliptical to the beat of each song. It was a nice workout because one song would be fast and the next a slower tempo. So I was going in little three and four minute bursts, giving myself just a pinch of a break in between.

Something to try, maybe!