Hey hey hey! (I just pictured Fat Albert there, anyone else?….no, ok) I hope everyone had a splendid weekend. It was another frigid one here in London but Steve and I made the most of it.
Friday night we did make it out to the movies like I mentioned we had planned on. The theatre was dead, it must have been too cold for everyone else which was fine by us. We wound up seeing Anchorman 2 which we both enjoyed. It wasn’t anything spectacular but it was funny and entertaining. The problem with sequels is it’s way too hard to live up to the original and meet the hype that surrounds them. Not awful, not amazing.
Saturday morning I had clients in for small group training and then boot camp afterwards. I was worried that because of the snow we got that no one would show up but they all made it out. We ‘warmed up’ with this leg burner and then finished off with some sledgehammer, prowler and sled drags.
When Steve and I were done at the gym we decided to take Tyson to the dog park. Having a dog makes bundling up and facing the cold much more enjoyable. Just seeing him so happy running and playing makes it all worth it.
Once Tyson was thoroughly tuckered out we made our way home where I whipped up a super tasty dinner for the two of us, complete with wine and candles.
The rest of the night was spent relaxing and watching episodes of Brooklyn Nine Nine, we’re digging that show.
Sunday we had tickets to watch the London Lightning play in the afternoon. The first half they were not so hot but they managed to pull off the win!
It was a lovely, relaxing weekend.
The other day I had a little bit of time in between clients and indulged in a little guilty pleasure reading. When I don’t have long breaks between clients sometimes it’s nice to just read something simple and entertaining. Sometimes I check out Buzzfeed, TMZ or People Magazine. Well when I checked out people magazine I saw this headline and clicked on over:
Ummm…..what? Isn’t this woman supposed to be inspiring others to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle? Here’s what she has to say in the article
“I really dislike working out,” she tells PEOPLE at the launch event for her new 30-minute interval class at Curves gyms. “No matter what I’m doing, whether it’s yoga or spinning or even my Curves circuit class, I’m like, ‘Mother of God!’ It’s hard. And there’s never a moment where it’s hard and I’m going, ‘Oh, I just love this!’ Everything hurts.”
So what motivates her to get moving? “I tell myself that I love my skinny jeans. I love playing with my kids. And I don’t mean watching them play, I mean playing with them,” she says.
I’m not buying what Jillian is selling. She says she doesn’t enjoy working out but wants you to go to her classes and buy her DVD’s. Ya, not happening bud.
I actually enjoy when my workout is challenging and hard. I do think to myself ‘I love this’ when I’m struggling on my last set. I don’t picture my skinny jeans when I’m squatting, I think of how badass it feels to move that kind of weight, how proud I am of how far I’ve come in my training and how I can’t wait to hit another PR. Do I enjoy the physical results that come from lifting weights? Hell yes. Growing up I never had a booty (seriously, no ass) and now I have people asking me for advice on building their glutes like mine.
I get that she’s trying to appeal to people by saying ‘I don’t like working out either but I still make time to get it done!’ but come on. She’s built her life around helping people get in shape and now she wants to try and say she doesn’t even enjoy what she does. Give me a break. If my trainer told me that I would fire them. On the spot. Granted there are certain exercises I’m not crazy about and sometimes yes, I might not feel like working out on a particular day but I train because 99% of the time I love it. I love that I feel empowered, strong, confident and proud of the work I put in.
Are the type of workouts I do for everyone? Sadly no (as much as I would love for everyone to lift heavy and go hard I know that it’s not for everyone). I do wholeheartedly believe that everyone can find something active that they enjoy doing on a regular basis. Dance, swimming, rock climbing, cycling, etc etc. Find something you love, something you look forward to doing and the rest kinda falls into place.