Chris Kicked My Butt
Hi everyone! Hope you’re Tuesday is going well so far :).
This morning, I asked Chris to take me through a workout…and holy crap he kicked.my.butt. As I’ve mentioned before, Chris is a personal trainer and his workouts are always very challenging and awesome.
Today, he had me do a circuit style workout. Man, my heart rate definitely stayed UP and I was a sweaty mess. Here are some pics from the sesh:
My arms were hardcore shaking during that one haha.
Don’t you just love how sweaty I am?? So sexy, I know ;).
I was dead at the end of this workout. While he finished, I recovered like so:
Haha, I’m gonna be hurting tomorrow, that’s for sure!
When I lift or even do circuit training, I can give myself a pretty good workout, but there is just something about having someone else telling you what to do that makes me work harder. Also, the fact that Chris is a personal trainer really helps. The exercises he gives are usually adaptations of things I normally do or they are completely new to me. It’s a great way to be challenged and feel my body working in different ways!
While at the gym, I noticed a board of quotes and a couple stood out to me:
I LOVE this! I think sometimes people are afraid to push themselves really hard and work up a great sweat. I mean, sweating obviously isn’t always an indicator of how hard you’re working (hello hot summers and humidity) but it can be! If you are lifting and you’re not sweating AT ALL, then it’s probably a sign that you can push yourself a little harder. But, that’s just my opinion.
I think this one could be an exercise motivator. Exercise helps you feel more energized, not the opposite. And well, according to this, energy is the beginning to seeing results. That sounds like a pretty good reason to do it :).
Thanks for the butt-kicking babe :). It felt good to work hard!
Have you ever worked with a personal trainer?
Do you find it motivating to have someone tell you what to do during your workout?