I think the reason why personal trainers are so expensive is because they make you work so hard. Otherwise, why would you go? You want to FEEL like your hard earned bucks are going to a good cause. In my case the cause is my booty, tummy, arms, legs – whole body basically. Although, I must admit my eyeballs are in really good shape – perfectly skinny. :) Anyway, this was our second co-ed PT session and we both look like maniacs afterwards. My hair looks like it had electricity running through it basically. I NEED these: Fly Away Tamer Headbands From Lululemon I saw them on the blog Running with the Sunrise and now I NEED them. However, I need to go to the store and try them on, my skull is part of “the cause” too.
During training, I realized again how out of shape I am and that I hate crawling on and off machines. I admire the ladies and gents who do it gracefully and quickly. I feel like a newborn baby horse with too many legs and arms or something.
BUT, our trainer is really professional and very encouraging, so I think we are doing the right thing. It is expensive for us both to do it concurrently, so I may have to differ Rob to the PT solo. He really likes it and is doing very good for a first time PT client. We worked on all the overall body yesterday but with an emphasis on legs. Legs are the best because they are such a huge muscle group the burn lots and lots of calories! We did squats, lunges and tons of machines. It was definitely a work out!
One of the funniest things our trainer said yesterday, “Friends don’t let friends miss leg day.” And, this is so true. My running coach Mary said the same thing, she thinks training helps with the running which is my ultimate goal. We did planks yesterday and I still can’t check that 60 second plank off the Fitkist fitness bucket list. I am sore today but not in pain. Bring on Thursday!
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Finally, we only have one week until Valentine’s Day! I love love. What can I say? My goal this week is to work on doing a couple of these exercises below daily in order to maintain my current strength training and keep up with the cardio (and of course kick some lbs to the curb). These are all moves I am familiar with so I am not worried about doing them. Obviously, if you are going to try any of these please do so at your own risk, speed, weight, etc. I am just posting these to help remind me what my choices are and maybe give you a little inspiration. To me the jumping jacks are the worst. They are like in jelly shoes in that you remember you loved them in your childhood but now realize how horrible they are. My favorite are standing side crunches – Turbo-jam style. If you do them right you’ll feel it tomorrow.
I must say that we are having an unconventional Valentine’s date that will not require a dress. We are going to a hockey game so I will be wearing jeans but its still nice to fit in the skinny ones when needed!
Good news is that I lost four pounds too. Every little bit helps.
What is your favorite and least favorite to do from the You Pick ‘em list?