August 14, 2005, 23:44Gym Pass, Day One
Josh and I each got a one-week free pass to a local gym, and we took our first day on Sunday. I'll try to document my progress here as the week goes by.
We started working on some sort of stepper thing on the second floor... it was about halfway between a stair climber and a stationary bike, if that makes any sense. I lasted about five minutes on that before I had to stop because I couldn't breathe. I decided to skip the virtual stepping and do some real stepping, by walking around the track. I did two tenths of a mile (two laps) before Josh called me over and showed me how to set the machine for something that I could more easily handle. With the machine in an easier mode, I was able to get back to work my leg muscles a bit more. Still, after a few more minutes my legs were worn out and I had difficulty walking downstairs to the water fountain.
After taking a drink, I looked around the weight machines to find one that looked interesting. I found one that worked the chest and biceps, so I did a few reps on that at the lowest weight setting. Still, at the end my muscles were starting to give out.
Overall, I think it was a good initial workout. I'll try to return each day this week to get the most out of my free pass, though I may not be able to make it each day.
To keep track: My initial weight was ##9.65, and my final weight was ##9.20.