Saturday, December 18, 2010
My wife has been on again off again with her exercise and nutrition regimen for years. Lately she's put on a few extra pounds, not too many but a few, and has been feeling sluggish, so I told her that I was going to get her a personal trainer for Christmas--ME!
Last night we had our first meeting and today we'll have our first workout. It was so much fun to coach someone I love based on the knowledge and discipline I've acquired from SP and other sources over the last couple of years. And it was a wonderful way for us to connect as well, so it's turning out to be a sort of two for one deal!
I'm having her start out by establishing some key disciplines and doing a simple, not too stressful, full body workout three times per week. After about five or six weeks, I'll have her do more intense and focused strength training combined with more intense and focused cardio. We both love cycling, and take a 5-day, 300-mile ride together to benefit MS research, so I'll be having her complete several cyclops trainer exercises with me until the spring breaks and we can hit the road together.
Whatever the details, it feels so good to be sharing what I've learned with the person I love most in the world. I'd love to hear any thoughts of advice or encouragement, so please feel free to respond!
Make it a great day!