When I was leaving the gym on Tuesday morning, a girl was walking in holding a couple magazines. It made me totally remember how when I used to work out, I would get on the elliptical for an hour and read magazines! I subscribed to a lot of magazines so I usually had a bunch to read. My favorites were People, Cosmo, Redbook, Shape, and Maxim. Yes, I used to read Maxim! It was good! I totally forgot about the days I would read magazines on the elliptical...
That memory made me think about some other funny or outdated things I did when I worked out back in the day. In college, I would do Tae Bo VHS tapes in my dorm room. Before MP3 players and phones, I had a no skip Discman. I would carry it (that bulky thing!) and listen to CDs while running. For my very first marathon, I wore a cotton zip up jacket... in the rain.
Oh, before I knew how to lift weights, I would go to the YMCA and time myself on the weight machines! I would do chest press for 2 minutes, then bicep curls for 2 minutes... I had no idea at all what I was doing! I didn't even know what muscle groups each machine worked.
Tell me some funny anecdotes about how you worked out "back in the day".