For years I have been operating under the delusion that I need to be sweating to get a good workout. For years I would come home from workouts and walks all sweaty and stinky and gross. Had I known that a mere $3 would render this unnecessary, I think my life would have turned out very differently. I would probably already look like Jennifer Aniston.
I found this ball at a garage sale for $3. Yes, you read that right. Three dollars.
(Except mine is red.) I sat on the thing for almost an hour watching Memphis Beat and sipping iced tea. Hell, I even had a few M&M’s during my vigorous workout. My core feels awesome! At least I think it does. I’m not real clear on what my core actually is … Although I am certain it is not spelled “corps” and most positive that it is not pronounced “corpse.” The best part is that I’m pretty sure this is a workout routine I can do faithfully every single day with no whining!
When I was conducting online research (which reminds me, I was watching a show where a guy was talking about how he was a Professor of Online Research at some university – talk about a cake job!), I discovered that these things have actually been recalled. I guess if you over-inflate it, it can blow up causing you to land on the floor. 47 people had reported injuries as of the recall. Here’s what I’d like to know … what kind of person would actually admit to being injured because they sat on a ball, popped it because they were too fat, and fell 2 whole feet (probably less since the ball actually compresses when you sit on it) to the floor?! What the heck, man? I would be completely embarrassed to admit that; and that’s coming from the girl who once went to the school nurse because a chair fell on her head!