And whether I've been feeling extra-motivated or have been slacking off, it has been great getting to know and enjoy this high quality gear ever since the first day. So, other than my own laziness, what else might keep me away from breaking a sweat on this elliptical machine?
In this corner, we have an old dresser. Recently moved out of the guest bedroom that we've slowly been remodeling, it was relegated to the garage for our upcoming garage sale.
In the opposing corner, we have my lovely feet. A little worn from spending the spring and summer barefoot or in flip flops, but still in decent shape with not too outdated of a pedicure.
|You'll soon see why one foot is hiding behind the other.|
In hindsight, yes, it would have been smarter to have put on tennis shoes before going to help my husband move the dresser. But we were really only turning it around in a circle so that it was more accessible and potential buyers could see the front and drawers. How hard could that be?
Let's just say that if you ever go to move a dresser, keep in mind that you should lift it high enough so that it won't somehow go across your foot, grab onto the toenail on your big toe, and nearly rip it completely off.
Let's also say that, in the unfortunate circumstance that it does happen, it isn't pretty. And that man, it hurts.
Winner: the dresser.
I'm utterly grossed out by the look of my toe, so my thumb has volunteered to reenact the situation with a press-on nail so that you can get a feel for what I have had to hobble around with since last weekend.
|When my husband first saw my toe he actually thought I had been wearing fake toenails (who does that?) and one was coming off. Only when I enlightened him that it was my actual nail did he understand why I was writhing on the floor.|
While the throbbing pain has gone away (aside from the time that Big Sister E accidentally bumped my foot and I yelped or when Little Sister B actually stepped on my toe and I was instantly crouching on the ground clutching it and whimpering), I've been staying in my sandals because putting on socks and shoes doesn't feel pleasant.
Not a big deal for bringing my kids to school or going to the store, but for working out, it's a problem. How can I jump on my elliptical when I can't put on tennis shoes?
So, for the past week, the Smooth CE 8.0LC has stood alone. Neglected. Ignored. Guilt-inducing.
When doctors recommend resting an athletic injury, they might typically mean things like pulled muscles or sprained ankles, but a hurt toe counts as well, right?
Unfortunately, all of the information that I've found (and heard from other poor folks who have experienced something similar) indicates that all I can do now is wait. My toe will eventually heal itself and hopefully it won't be too long before I can reach for my workout gear once again.
Until then, you haven't seen the last of me, Smooth CE 8.0LC. I'll be back for you. (When I do come back, go easy on my toe though, okay?)
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As a #SmoothBlogger, I have been provided with a Smooth CE 8.0LC Commercial Elliptical from Smooth Fitness. However, all thoughts and opinions shared are honest and my own.