My Trainer only means the best…

For  Valentine’s day my trainer thought it would be a good idea to give me functional gifts instead of things like chocolate and candy that would seriously derail my training. Before he met me at the gym he texted me: “I have some surprises for you!” At this point I have come to know that this cannot be anything that I’d actually enjoy.

But alas! It was (kinda). I have a strong aversion to water and my trainer knows this. I don’t like it. I especially don’t like tap water, or anything that didn’t come from a bottle. But we’re in a recession and buying 40 bottles of aquafina isn’t really in the budget. So, my trainer first presented me with the wonderful and fabulous:

Brita Water Filter!

Brita Water Filter!

Seriously. How cool is he?

The next surprise meant that he was serious. He got me a Workout Log which is similar to this but I write in which workouts I do myself and it came in a book. It’s very detailed and it allows me to remember what workouts I need to be doing, how many reps, etc. Additionally it also helps him keep tabs on me. The sneaky man…..

The last surprise was dreadful, but I’ve learned to appreciate it.

That's me and that's his 3rd surprise

That's me and that's his 3rd surprise

That’s right a jumprope. Oh the pain and the misery. But luckily this was just for the 5 min cardio warm up. It looks easy as I was reminded of my elementary school years in which we had to jumprope for a certain amount of time for our fitness tests, but trust me. It aint what you think. But I’ve come to love this, better than being on the treadmill anyday!

Hope you all enjoyed my surprises as much as I did. 🙂 Next stop is another run!



Hell Hath no fury. Day 2

Hell hath no fury than a Trainer on a mission. 

Here is the video I took after my second 3.1 mile run. It was painful, and I couldn’t move. I look a mess of course, but that’s all part of the pain. More video blogs to come, and please believe we’ll get some live action shots as well. 



J “Sorer than all get out” G*

I hate my trainer. Day 1

*Now that things have calmed down a bit. We resume business as usual! 🙂 This was to be Monday’s post.*


I told my trainer that I wanted to get a move on with my training. I’m not sure where he thought I was in my fitness, but somehow he thought I was in some sort of shape. I am. Round. I met up with him and we walked to the park and I was excited. Until he told me that we were going to do one mile at a pace I could handle, rest, then go 1 mile all out, then another mile to cool down. 

I’m sorry. 



The look of hate










I thought we were going to ease in. Like maybe walk half of a mile. Talk about life. No. He really made me do 3 miles. What was he thinking. He had a plan though. 


Weapon of mass destruction

Weapon of mass destruction










This was his way to get me to move. Do you see that thing? It’s a snake. A big huge nasty beast of a thing. I couldn’t deal with it. 

Needless to say, we ran 3.1 miles. Well he ran. I jogged (or walked with my knees bent quickly) and walked some. But I did it. It was cold, and I didn’t quit. I think it may have taken us 50 minutes. Better than nothing right?


Let’s see if President Obama’s call to change is enough to inspire me to continue running. LOL IT HURTS! 


J “Forest Gump” G*