Training my friend (Workout included)

It is the last day of April and I am ending the month on a positive note.  The last 2 weeks, I have been doing some personal training and it has been a very exciting.  The best part is the person I am training is my best friend, my wife.  The challenge has been making sure that the workouts are hard but not discouraging.  So far she has been great but does not like me much because she is sore.  I love the opportunity to be about to help people get in shape, because I know how good it feels to be active.

My wife is not like me, I can put a workout dvd in and be committed to the program until it is done.  She like variety.  She does not want to do the same things all the time.  Having this knowledge, I have created a plan that fits her.  The workouts are no more than 15 minutes, but in those 15 minutes she is pushed to her limit.  This week to go along with the workouts we are getting outside for walks.  It is only the beginning, but I can see that she is committed to reaching her goals.  I am inspired by her guts and she told me today that “she will be in better shape than me by the end of the summer.”  I better step my game up because she is already looks amazing.

My goal is not to have her dependant on me to train her but I want to empower her to unleash the athlete within her.  She will then be able to create her own workouts and I will be the one doing them. lol.  What I am learning is to have fun in all that I do.  No matter if I am doing my own workout or if I am training her, I want to enjoy the ride.

Below is an example of what we are doing.  Try it out and let me know what you think.

Week 1

Monday:

10 minute Tabata Workout

20 seconds on/ 10 seconds off

Warm-up

Run in Place (30 seconds) Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)

 

Workout

2 sets Jump Rope

2 sets Mountain Climbers

2 sets High Knees

2 sets Push-ups

2 sets Squat Jacks

2 sets Plank Jacks

2 sets Burpees

2 sets Bicycle Crunches

 

Cool-Down

1 minute stretch/water break

 

Tuesday:

15 minute G Butt & Gut Workout

1 minute on/ 15 seconds off

Warm-up

Jump Rope (1 minute)

Leg stretch (1 minute)

Workout

Bowler Lunges (Alternate)

Squats with Side Leg Raise (30 seconds each leg)

Plank Leg Raise (30 seconds each leg)

Squat Pulses (30 seconds)

Sumo Squats

Crunch Toe Touch

Weighted Russian Twist

Scissor Kicks

PilatesShoulderBridge (30 seconds each leg)

Jack Knife

Plank Hold

 

Cool-Down

1 minute stretch/water break

Challenging myself

 

Recently I started to add heavier weights and more cardio to my workout plan.  I am starting to see it paying off.  I was getting bored with doing the same workout each week and my body was getting used to what I was doing.  So by adding weight and cardio I am really challenged to finish each workout.  Which I love.  I love a challenge.  My friend just gave me the Insanity Workout dvd program so I plan on adding it to my workout as well.  I am not going to exclusively do it though because I love what I am doing already.  I don’t know about you but I believe when you love what you do you get better results.

My journey today: one mile power & tone walk Denise Austin, 10 minute cardio workout Biggest Loser Dvd, 10 minute Ab workout Mel B Dvd