I've started working out just this past Friday, hoping to fulfil that wonderful New Year's Resolution. I have no desire to lose any weight, I just want to tone some areas (abs, arms, back of legs) and I want to increase my endurance. I've been using the weight machines, the ones I have in mind are an abdominal machine, bicep and tricep machine, leg curl machine and a cross trainer to help with endurance. I absolutely hate to run, so I figured the cross trainer or elliptical would be my next best bet. I've been working out for 1-2 hours each time.
If I only exercise on Fridays and Saturdays, is there going to be an improvement? My class and work schedule really don't allow me to exercise Sunday-Thursday. I'm not expecting perfection in a few weeks, I just want to know if what I've planned sounds like a good idea. Also, are there any other weight machines you would recommend using? I go to my college Rec Center and there's a pretty extensive weight room.