Where The Heck Do I Put It?
Now that I am on this fitness kick – (Bear with me; it’s a stage. Think of it as the Terrible Two’s of the Sexagenarian Set.) – I’ve added Walking to my Zumba/Yoga routine.
Walking is a great activity for several reasons. It’s easy. The weather’s getting nice. I can wear my new skinny jeans.
Since I’m walking (okay, not like power-walking or anything…more like a stroll), I found a great app (meaning FREE) for my iPhone.
It’s a pedometer. It shows me steps and distance. It has a GPS, in case I get lost walking around my yard.
And it shows calories expended. After I walk 1.27 miles, I can have one Lindt truffle. One.
But there’s a downside to my phone pedometer.
Where do I put it?
I usually carry my cell phone in my purse. But it’s stupid to bring my purse on my walk. (Although it would add about seventeen pounds. Sort of like free weights. I might be able to have two truffles.)
None of my cute little cardigans have pockets. Well, one has a phony pocket. My phone won’t fit in ‘pretend’.
Skinny jeans are skinny – I can put my phone in a pocket, but then I can’t move my hip more than 3 inches. That’s pretty tiny steps.
I know women who stick their phones in their bra. I’ll admit that I have some extra room in there. But I can’t exactly tuck it in discreetly. I will have one tiny round bosom and one tiny rectangular one.
(Sorry…I know you were expecting an illustration right here…)
I could find a case on a chain so I could wear my phone like a necklace. I might look like a lost kid at the airport though.
But then I had an idea.
My husband is always looking to invent something. He comes up with some crazy notions.
But this idea is mine, and it’s brilliant. (Which probably means someone has already thought of it.)
Why can’t they (my husband) make a phone like a watch?
Okay, I already know that someone has thought of it a while ago. Like in 1946.
But a wrist iPhone is a FABULOUS idea.
I love watches, especially big funky watches. Here are a few of mine:
A wristphone wouldn’t be that much bulkier. And the watch business is struggling, given that everyone has the time on their phone. So the wristphone could give the wristwatch industry a shot in the arm, so to speak.
And being right on your wrist, the pedometer app could take your pulse.
And measure your oxygen level.
Maybe it could even be programmed to give you a little shock if you don’t pick up your pace.
Oh, there’s all kinds of apps.
Think how easy it would be to take pictures. Talk about ‘point and shoot’.
Just be careful in the ladies’ room. You wouldn’t want to accidentally take any wipe photos.