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.

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

  1. Brandi says:

    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!

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