He had been working out consistently in Afghanistan, but really kicked it up for his last 2 months there to lose a little weight and tone up his muscles more. He also started training for a half marathon, so his runs are insane now.
However, as hot as he is (and has always been), he severely threw the "relationship hotness" ratio out of balance. He is now WAY hotter than me, and that just won't work :P My eating has been pretty close to on target, since he is trying to stay in shape too and therefore not falling back into his old food ways, and therefore not dragging me to the darkside with him. However, my workouts are admittedly pretty lame.
So, I joined the gym he belongs to and we just concluded our first week of workouts. Our week looks like this
Monday: Run/Cardio. I am supposed to go for a "long" run (which for me is still like 2-3 miles) at a slower pace, whatever I need to do to finish that run.
Tuesday: Chest and triceps. This week, this workout included bench press, incline bench press, decline bench press, cable pulls (I wish I had a more descriptive name), and tricep extensions. Throughout, we did a variety of abs sets. Each exercise was done in 3 sets, 8-10 reps per set (usually, unless I was working with super heavy weight ). Afterwards, we do some sort of cardio for 15 minutes. On Tuesday, it was a walk on the treadmill, incline of 10 at 3.5 mph.
Wednesday: Another cardio day. I went for a run.
Thursday: Back and biceps (the opposite of Tuesday). I can't remember what we did this day, cause we forgot the little notebook I am writing all my exercises in. I know we did some (assisted) pullups and I can't really remember what else. After, we did bike intervals for 15 minutes.
Friday: Another run, although I was supposed to do intervals. I did 2. 1/2 mile each. It was not a great day lol.
Saturday: LEGS and shoulders. I hate legs day. We did goblet squats, bent leg dead lifts, lunges, dumb bell shoulder presses, clean and press with kettle bells, shoulder raises to the side and front, and some cable pull thing that C didn't have a name for. Afterwards, he jumped rope like a crazy person for 15 minutes, and I walked for 15 minutes while enjoying the classic Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughan film "The Breakup".
So far, I am tired. The muscle ache feels great, and the workouts themselves feel good. But my runs are awful, and my steps feel sluggish. I am confident that after I make this more of a habit, it will start to feel better, especially on my cardio days. I also plan to mix it up with some classes at the gym, instead of just running.
Overall, C is an awesome trainer. He can tell when I am reaching my limits, or am really frustrated that I am reaching my limits, and he encourages me and helps me. I wasn't sure I would like training with him, but I really do.
I took some before pictures, which are pretty gross, but hopefully in a couple weeks I will start seeing some progress. The goal is HOTTNESS by June, when I will likely have my first wedding dress fitting.
I'll be back soon with some new recipes I have been trying and LOVING.
p.s. C is super hot when he is working out. I never realized fitness and muscles could be so hot!