The Programmer has a very specific way of shopping. He's not frivolous. Our cars are old and we wear our sneakers until they get holey. BUT, when he shops, I know it's going to be something worth it. He's a believer in quality over quantity.
The most hateful exercise machine ever invented. We now have: A Rowing Machine (Rowy).
Oh yeah.. we are in the process of turning our old garage into a gym. At the moment it's a wreck of a room with random exercise gear stuffed in there at wonky angles. Getting from Rowy to Uppy (pullup bar) requires stepping over The Boys (miscellaneous free weights and bars). So.. that explains the background decor.
Today was cardio day. I might have been mentally kicking and screaming, but I got on that (quite nicely padded) sliding seat and went for it. Twenty minutes of boring but intense exercise later, and I was done.
I've learned in the past that rowing is dreadfully boring, but effective. It gets you fit, it works your back muscles (which helps my overuse syndrome like nothing else does), you can track your progress and, if you've parted with the cash, the machine is too expensive not to use regularly.
My plan now is to start dropping hints about how the garage really needs a really big TV. :D
Do you have a particular exercise that you hate, although it's good for you?