I bought Pat a gym pass for her birthday present, so she can look better for our wedding. The gym give me a few free day passes, so I tag along with Pat. I need some exercise myself and I can give her moral support to go working out.
I never go to a gym before. I always found working out boring. You are just repeating the same action again and again in front of a mirror like an idiot. I still think working out is boring. However, I notice my arms do not have enough strength since I begin shooting. I always know my lack of endurance is a road block to improve my skiing skills. So the fact is I need exercise stay fit and train my muscle. Going to gym is probably the easiest and quickest way to achieve my goal.
I like using the elliptical machine most. It is kinda a combination of the treadmill and stepping machine. The motion is kind a combination of cycling and running. I have to constantly shift the body weight from one leg to another leg. It is a very good cardio exercise, I sweat a lot and I think it also strength my leg muscles. Usually I work on this machine for 30 minutes. The first 10 minutes is not too bad, since I am not tried. The next 15 minutes is the toughest, I really have to struggle to keep up. Somehow the last 5 minutes is the easiest, my body starting to get used to the pain and sours from the muscles. I feel like I can keep running forever without feeling tried. However once I stop running, the pain and sours kicks in and my legs really hurt.