Flipping through the iPhone's Health app I felt a sudden pulse of pride course through my body. This is probably something that fitbodies often experience after their daily workouts at the gym or morning runs; but alas, I am not a fitbody. I like to think of my body type in the category of athletic chub. Some might call it slim-fat, others in my generation could give me the nod for rocking the dad-bod, but I don't have kids so I will have to settle for athletic chub for now. However, on June 6, 2016, I climbed Paris's mighty metal beast, La tour Eiffel.
The Eiffel tower showed no mercy on my calves, but as my Health app can attest, I defeated the 984 ft. beast. I would be lying if I said I didn't break a sweat. The view was absolutely beautiful. I was able to see the edges of Paris in all four directions; Montmartre being the greatest site on the horizon.
We were very fortunate to have the cloudless, sunny day that we had. Most all the days leading up to the sixth of June were overcast and rainy. That would not have been good for sight-seeing 1000 ft. up in the air.
The Eiffel tower was epic and I would climb all 704 steps again to behold the beauty of the Parisian bird's-eye view. Once I reached the bottom my legs were wobblier than a newborn baby giraffe. That should be enough weakness to motivate me to get into the gym.
My final bit of advice would be to all the hopeful fitbodies out there in the world. If you want to start a good cardio regiment, I suggest a once a day climb up the Eiffel tower.
You will be hungry, so try not to eat your weight in pizza once you touch down; because then it will be all for naught.