Eric Lim

Unsolicited commentary and thoughts


I’ve been on a fitness kick lately. Someone online equated it to leveling up your character in an RPG, except the character is you and the results are real. Although in this case I can’t make myself an attractive female. Or can I? I bought a jump rope last Friday to use for cardio exercise. I forget how I even came across the idea of doing jump rope, but the main benefits I saw were that it should be easy (I did it as a kid. Come on.), didn’t require me to actually travel anywhere (“Run for fun, what the hell kind of fun is that?”), and I could do it in my apartment (ground floor).

My first attempt to jump rope was horrible. Hell, my second and third attempts were pretty bad too. So far I haven’t been able to do more than 30 consecutive jumps without messing up. I also get really winded and start sweating after a few minutes of jumping, yet I’m supposed to do this for twenty minutes for a complete workout?

I’ll keep at it and build up my endurance and stamina. It’s probably a good sign that I’m more exhausted after three minutes of jump rope than I am after 20 minutes of running. I guess that could be seen as a sign of how out of shape I am too.

Friday, May 22, 2009
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