Monday, February 20, 2006

Yesterday I went to this place called a "gym". They have this torture device there called an "elliptical machine". If there is a hell and if that hell is personal, I'm sure that, for me, hell is a trot on the elliptical for eternity. Thirty minutes liked to have killed me. The sweat pouring out of my body burned because it was so full of toxins.

I actually enjoy the weight lifting part, though I can't lift much. I like the fact that you can immediatly feel your body responding. Now I have to just stick with it.

I slept like a baby last night.

6 comments:

snow said...

YES.

The first time I did the elliptical, I walked around like a newborn calf. HELL.

Now? I love the things. They help get rid of the knot between my shoulders from working at this desk job so much.

I think you've seen pictures of me. I never in a million years thought *I* would enjoy going to the gym like I do. And it's not totally awkward being at the gym, either.

Good job on going :)

anne arkham said...

What brand of elliptical trainers did you use? I'm tall enough that the stride on most of them is too short for me. I feel like I'm taking baby steps. You're taller than I am, so I can't imagine how you do it.

Stroll said...

It's funny you mention it because I am a giant, and I immediately felt like I was too tall for it. My toes slid right up to the front of the "pedals" and a few times my knees knocked the front of the damn thing. But overall it felt beneficial, I guess...

The real trouble with the elliptical trainer and using weight machines and free weights for that matter is that my left shoulder is all funky; for a few years now it has felt dislocated or something. It audibly crunches and pops (I was demonstrating these noises with simple movements and friend asked me to please stop because it is kind of gross). It never really hurts but there is constant discomfort in that side of my body. I need to see a chiropractor or something.

anne arkham said...

Mine acts up, too! It hurts, though.

Tall people always have joint problems. It's the price we pay for looking better than everybody else.

snow said...

Well, that explains why my knees will hit the front sometimes and why my feet slide up. I always attributed it to the fact I have no coordination whatsoever.

S.D. Hollaback said...

I'm very proud of you. I haven't even worked up to that shizzit yet. In fact, I don't think I even know what an elliptical machine is...