Saturday, November 8, 2014

Today I Was My Own Personal Trainer

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Today at the gym I was my own personal trainer. "But aren't you always, since that's your job?" you ask. The answer is no, I'm not. When I am at the gym I am just an average women there to try her best to motivate and push herself, and not give up. 

I, along with many others I'm sure, often go into the gym not having a plan for what i will do. Most of the time i just wing it. I may do some cardio, then do some work on the cable machine, then some free weights, and probably end off with some stretching and ab work. But generally I don't push myself as hard as i should.
You may be asking why I don't practice what I preach on a regular basis. My answer to that may be the reason why I have hired personal trainers to train me in the past. Or why I am currently attending another instructor's Pilates class on Thursdays. Or why I feel I need to get to the gym to do my workout rather than doing it at home. The answer to that is because I am only human! I will be the first to admit that it's not easy to push yourself beyond your limits. But today I did. 


I started my day off with a nutritious and filling breakfast so I had more than enough energy to get me through my workout. 

Is anyone else loving the ripe pomegranates this time of year!?
Whole grain and granola cereal with yogurt, pomegranates, walnuts, and almond milk
I went into the gym with a plan. And I told myself I would do every single part of that plan. And I am proud to say I did!! I talked myself through every single set. And convinced myself often throughout the workout why I was doing it. Because I would feel so much better after, and because i knew that is how I would get results.  And so I pushed. And pushed. And finished! And the sense of accomplishment I feel now is greater than any other feeling.

Here is what I accomplished today:

30 minutes elliptical intervals
5 minutes dynamic hamstring, quad, hip flexor, and adductor stretches

Superset #1:
Bosu burpee with jump squats onto bosu x20
Curl and press standing on bosu-15 lbs x10
3 sets each

Superset #2: 
Swiss ball jackknives with hands on bench x12
Swiss ball pec flys 15lbs x12
3 sets each

Superset #3: 
Split squat jumps x20
Tricep cable pulldowns 25lbs x15
3 sets each

Superset #4:
Incline leg press 180lbs x10
Push ups x10
3 sets each 

Check out some of my other blog posts for some other great high intensity workouts!! 

You can be your own personal trainer too. You can convince yourself to get to the gym and sweat your ass off. I know you can. And if you feel you are needing more of a challenge than what you're willing to give yourself, then feel free to give me a call!!! I would be more than happy to help you :)

Just remember, exercising is a large part of your health and well being. You owe it to yourself to get your body moving. Ready....go!!! 

Thanks again for reading!!! And have a fabulous weekend!!!!!

1 comment:

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