So there is a lot of change going around in my life at the moment not only that the summer vacation is coming to an end but my little baby is starting first grade on Monday and this means that I will have a lot more time on my hands.
So with a new chapter in my life I am starting my certification as a personal trainer (or I have actually already started). This has been my plan for a very long time and I am very happy to finally take on this new challenge! I am also starting to teach a class over at the wear house and I am truly excited about it.
Today it’s Miras 6th birthday and also the President’s Day but that doesn’t stop the gals and I to do our workout and on top of it, John is back in town.
John really must have missed us this past week because while the kids were playing he literally was beating the living crap out of us.
There was no time for chitchat, it was straight to business! We started with a nice warm up working the legs and arms and also the core when we were at it. We did four exercises three times through before we moved on to another three exercises working them the same way.
When we were done Jonathan through in a little surprise for us and we were combining all the exercises in one big lovely super set, I think that is a nice way to surprise the body. We are so used to working the same way so I think it came as a little shock to our muscles doing that additional super set and having to push that little bit extra.
Finally when we were done we moved on to the cables. It’s been a while since we properly worked with the cables as we have been focusing a lot on free weights and the TRX. Not that I haven’t been sore doing from the free weights but I believe it comes to a point when you need to switch it up and work the muscles in a new way (almost like from the boxing the other day).
I have a love hate relationship to some the things we do and pull up is one of them. I get annoyed at myself when I don’t manage to finish as many as I would like but then again I guess every time you hit failure you are getting better.
This was really a kick ass workout and I can’t wait for Wednesday, I’ve been told we are hitting legs and we are going to work them haaaard!!!
John is gone this week and he has organized a substitute trainer for us (that was the class I missed on Monday). Anyhow this morning I got an email from the sub saying that something had come up and he had to cancel the class. Unfortunately (or not) I did not see the email until I was already out of the door on my way to the warehouse. When I got in Tanya was already warming up on the treadmill and the gym was pretty empty. I told her that the sub was not going to show so we decided to carry on with it just the two of us and Khoshal, the owner of Lifestyle Fitness said we were good to go even though we did not have a trainer.
Tanya said she was pretty sore after Monday’s workout (apparently it was brutal and I can’t wait to see for myself on Friday) so she wanted to work the legs and we started off with four exercises with the kettlebell.
After we finished we thought we give the legs a little bit of a rest and started working the core. Poor Tanya was in so much pain that she eventually gave in and focused just on the legs. I said alright and carried on doing my thing. Khoshal on the hand goes “Monday? That was two days ago, you should tell her to keep on working” Haha…Yes, I should have had because she is very much like me, very competitive! At the same time if Tanya has set her mind to something nothing can convince her to do otherwise…Let’s call her stubborn! (She will give me shit for this one 😉 )
As soon as I was done I joined her doing legs again and now it was just the two of us working out in the gym. To perfectly honest I don’t mind working out in a crowded gym but this was something else. It was so nice and quite just the two of us pushing each other and going heavier and heavier on the weights. The final set I cranked the weight up again on the leg press and Tanya goes “Ohhh thank you, now I have to do one more just so I can finish on the same weight as you” as she was one in front of me and after that we walked out just completed an awesome workout …but now you know what I mean…competitive, stubborn and a great gal!