Last week I tried sitting on one of those big exercise balls instead of my uncomfortable chair. It was...interesting. There was nothing to lean back on, obviously, so I got to strengthen my 'core' by sitting upright the whole time. I also bounced, which was fun. But the thing is that I usually sit with my legs pulled up onto the chair. Like right now, my knees are bent and my feet are on the chair and this is my Optimal Comfort position. Sometimes I sit cross-legged, but that's only if I've been in the Optimal Comfort position for too long and it stops feeling Optimally Comfortable. But with the exercise ball? That was NOT POSSIBLE. I did, however, master the cross-legged position, but the only problem with that was every so often I would lose balance and start to roll backward, and then I'd have to cling onto the desk until I re-situated myself. It was a nice change of pace, but not something I would want to do everyday.
But ever since three hours ago...I have a new desk chair! And it is AWESOME! Like seriously, awesome. I mean, any new chair probably would have been great, but THIS new chair? It's like sitting on a cloud! It's so fluffy yet also supportive! Even the arm rests have padding! I'll be able to sit for longer! And I'll be comfortable the whole time! I'll be a word-producing machine! Really, I think it's going to help me work better. I have high hopes for this chair. And if the padding wears within months and I'm again sitting on a metal bar...
So I'd like to dedicate this blog post to my new chair. Welcome, chair. I hope you enjoy your time as my chair. I hope you do some chair-exercises at night while I sleep to keep yourself buff and fluffy. If you do good, I promise not to throw you out like I did with the chair-that-must-not-be-named. If you need anything, I'll be here 8 hours a day, so just let me know. Alright, chair, I'll see you tomorrow morning, so be ready for a full day's work! LOVE YOU!!