Today we have one of my best friends, Loud Oklahoma Girl, to tell us what it's like to work out with a trainer! She started this last fall and has gotten even more serious with her upcomming WEDDING DAY just around the corner in July! She does not brag about it enough here, but she has made a huge transformation in her life, lost like 20 pounds, and is running 5K's left and right. Yep, she's a rock star. Unlike me who decided after trying on swim suits for Costa Rica that we would make a neck-up only rule for pool and beach photos! With that, here's Loud Oklahoma Girl!
Well as all you lovely Tiff blog readers know she is spending the week in Costa Rica. I’m very jealous and super excited to read the blog recaps from her and Lyndse over at I was born a redneck girl when they get back. So, for today you get to read about me--Loud Oklahoma Girl--the friend of Tiff who is going to tell you what it is like to work out with a trainer.
As far as workouts go, I do 45 minute sessions with them twice a week. Then after my session I do a 30-35 minute interval run on the treadmill. I learned through my trainer that you burn more calories if you do your cardio after your strength training. They write up whole body sculpting workouts that differ each time. I have learned some great ways to workout with and without weights. I have done just about every single form of plank known to man. I know I HATE burpies, but that does not stop my trainer from making me do them weekly. I am terrible at pull ups, but my trainer is certain that he will have me doing them by the end of year. Last, they really encourage me in running, which is my favorite work out. They are always excited to hear about all my runs and they do a great job of helping me get better and accomplishing my goal of running a half marathon.
|LOKG on the far left after running the 5K at the SF Marathon|
I have been working out at Fitness Together, which is a personal training gym only. I go twice a week, even though they recommend 4 times a week, I am just not that rich. I will tell you I budgeted it out and made some sacrifices to afford a personal trainer, but it is SO worth it to me. You must decide what is most important to you. Tiff can tell you I really struggled with spending my money on this, but it has been one of the best investments I have ever made. It is imperative that you find the trainer that is best for you. Every trainer is different and I need the type that is constantly encouraging me and not yelling at me.
It was nice sharing my training stories with you today. Happy blogging to all you great bloggers out there!