By the conclusion of the workout, I’m wet with sweat and feeling wonderfully exhausted.
My friend and I thought it would be a beneficial plan to sign up at the gym together. The nearest fitness facility is a half an hour drive from our homes. It made sense to carpool. It didn’t take long to realize that my friend Cherly and I have an opposite approach to our fitness level. Our goals are not even similar. Cheryl always heads straight to the tanning bed, sauna, steam room and hot tub. The only piece of workout equipment she ever utilizes is the treadmill. She only walks on it. She never runs or works up a sweat. Cheryl would like to devote between 30 and 40 minutes to gym time. I hope to spend a minimum of 60 minutes working out. I would rather workout for 90 minutes or even two hours. When I’m done, I am more than ready for a shower. I take advantage of as many different machines as possible. I vary between the stationary bikes, rowing equipment and stairmaster. I usually put in several miles on the treadmill and strive to beat my personal best for pace. The weight benches and free weights are available for hitting the triceps and biceps. I especially enjoy the machines that focus on the numerous leg muscles. By the conclusion of the workout, I’m wet with sweat and feeling wonderfully exhausted. Since Cherly only wants to drive to the gym one day per week, I’ve started visiting the gym two extra days without her. I feel confident I’m getting a lot more value out of my membership costs than she is. When Cherly and I go to the gym together, I pay more attention to stretching and relaxation. When I am there alone, I work to burn as many calories as possible.