Cheaper than a therapist

June 12, 2011


If you know me, you probably know that I can look pretty calm on the outside, but can also be a boiling cauldron of insanity stress.

Last year was a rough one for me. There was quite a bit of extra stress, and I remember that one of the things that made me feel better was walking through the exercise equipment in Sears and smacking the bejeebees out of the punching bag.

Lauren: “This is great. You should buy me one of these.”

Lloyd: “Ow! You missed it.”

Lauren: “…. or did I?”

I never bought one. The price was prohibitive, and plus, it gave me a reason to go back to the mall on a regular basis. It was like having a really cheap, low-level gym membership.

Well, Saturday at the auction they had a whole bunch of these occupational therapy rolls. Jackpot!

They’re not really punching bags – they’re much too light – but I hung one up in my basement and it. is. awesome!!!

These were the too-short jeans from years ago.

They'd be a bit breezy like this.

Smack away!

I’m pretty sure I’m going to break one of the bones in my left arm because it’s so weak, but in a couple of months I think I might give Rocky a run for his money.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Cheaper than a therapist”

  1. Amy Said on:

    *giggle* that’s a creative way to do that! I’ve been wanting a punching bag myself.. but you’re right, they are expensive…

    Also, I don’t think my parents would want me to hang it in my room.. or me either for that matter…


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    I’m wondering what occupational therapists use those for. I’ll have to ask my sister.


  3. Brad Said on:

    It’s good that you got a red one. I’ve read that red is the color of rage. I wonder why The Hulk is green?


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Way to go!

    Living with all boys, I’ve had punching bags in our house & I’m way to uncoordinated to use them. I would give it a good punch & it would swing all crazy so I couldn’t get a 2nd punch or it would whirl back to smack me!

    I’m a door slammer. I should have a door/frame installed in my basement.


  5. Lauren Said on:

    I should clarify that by ‘last year’ I meant the year before this one. Not that it matters. 🙂


  6. Mary Ellen Said on:

    I’m an occupational therapist but I use mine to rollout very big pie crusts.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Ha! You’re seriously an occupational therapist? What are the chances of that?


      • Mary Ellen Said on:

        That’s how I found your website. The word “preschool” in an online search for some activity ideas for an OT group somehow brought me here. Enjoy your physio-roll punching bag, but try not to break your hand or you’ll end up needing OT!


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