I live in a one-bedroom apartment. I chose to downsize my life dramatically at the end of 2019 when I moved away from HWINLN (aka He Who is No Longer Named). I needed to chop expenses and I wanted to minimize my life. Then the pandemic hit and although I go to work every day, the walls of my lovely apartment have been encroaching.
I am a recovering overspender, so I tend to assauge my feelings with retail therapy. I thought I was doing better and I was for quite a bit, but I have been relapsing of late. Sigh. It is also not good when I add large things. From work, I gained a beautiful, very large plant. She was a gift over a year ago. I adore her. She is over 6 ft tall and is a gorgeous addition. She hides my bike nicely as well. That was the first roommate.
Then I added a body pillow. If you are living alone and crave some human touch, get a body pillow. I am a side sleeper and spooning my body pillow has been a comfort. That’s the second roommate.
My third roommate arrived over the weekend. A rowing machine. Yes, I have completely lost my mind on this one. It does fold up, but I doubt I will do that too often. She is long and sleek, but she does hog the floor space of the living area. We are going to have to adjust to one another.
Why a rowing machine? Summer is coming. In South Florida that means you retreat inside during the middle of the day. The days are a sweltering, absurdly humid mess. If you don’t get out first thing in the morning to exercise, forget it. Plus I have not been comfortable going back to the apartment complex’s gym. Plus I am an exercise sloth, but I do like to row. Plus remember that above mentioned overspending tendency? I have a bad habit of trying to spend my way out of a conundrum.
I will say the rowing machine was easy to assemble. It is quiet, so I’ll be able to watch TV or listen to music or audio books. I have to get off my big, fat ass and get healthy. If I can get in an hour of exercise daily, even if it is split into 30 minutes 2x a day, I will be doing myself a great favor. I need to think of a name for my new roommate. Suggestions anyone?