During my weekend getaway in PA, I bought a cheap, no name e-reader to see if I would actually use it. I had resisted for a long time because of the cost and I wasn't sure if I would use it. I love the feel, the heftiness, the smell of books (if you're not a reader, you won't get this and think I'm crazy - don't worry, that's how I feel about people who get high from running) and the way the words look on the page.
I loaded my e-reader with some free books just to test it out and I'm hooked. I love that I can carry a hundred books at a time so if I don't feel like reading a mystery, I can break out a non-fiction or a magazine; I love that it's small and light and today, today I discovered I can read whilst on the elliptical!
This is a major bonus for me because, as all my regular followers should know, I hate exercise!
25 minutes flew by today while I read from my e-reader. The elliptical has a little ledge I can rest it on (the treadmill, sadly, doesn't) and I don't notice the time go by. When I read, I get completely lost in the story and the world could blow up around me and unless my book fell or was set on fire, I would just carry on turning the pages.
Relaxing on the couch, my preference is still a real book, but for the train, the bus, the subway and the elliptical - my e-reader is going to make these things less tedious.
So, yes, I am still going to my little workplace gym about 3 times a week, this week I'm aiming for all 5 days as I'm only getting in about half hour at a time.
I saw my endocrinologist last week and got some great news about my bloodwork so I must be doing something right :)