My Husband The Trainer
Apparently Skull Crushers Are My New Best Friend
In an effort to be the best version of me, I’ve picked up my workout game recently.
And by picked up I mean, I’m really pushing myself. I don’t remember a time where I didn’t workout at all. I’ve always done something, but my 30 minute runs and circuits have been in need of a little mixing up…a little push. So who better to go to for workout advice than my husband?
Jason and I are always the “push” the other one needs. We’ve been this way since we met, before we were even married. I think one of the biggest personality traits we share is ambition, and when one of us is missing a little for one reason or another, the other person is there to push.
You see…there are a couple of things about my husband that make him a great candidate to play my “trainer”:
He is a workout fanatic. He works out EVERYDAY. No I am not exaggerating. The man goes to the gym every damn day of his life. And if he’s not working out at the gym, he’s going for a run or he’s going to yoga. He’s a freak. Even on holidays or when we go on vacation…he does not miss a day. (Yes, this can be very annoying at times).
He keeps it real! This man is honest. He has no problem letting me know when I need to do a few more rounds of triceps or squats. I know I am going to get whatever my body is in need of. And a little selfishly on his end…there are always a lot of squats and lunges involved. #assman.
I’ve been fascinated by the reaction I have gotten from so many people, both men and women about having my husband “train” me! I’ve gotten several “Oh hell no’s,” a couple “I’d kill him!” Men who say “My wife would never let me tell her what she needs to tone up.”
Here are a few of the texts we’ve exchanged since we started this “program” a couple weeks ago… (yes he’s saved in my phone as Boo)
See…what I see here is LOVE. Especially the part about grabbing pumpkin spice lattes later!
But seriously…he knows how I like to look. He knows how I like to feel. Who better than to program my workouts, to be my push, than the person who knows me best? I know what areas on my body that need the most work. Jason reminding me to hit the skull crushers for my triceps hard, is not going to come as a huge surprise! But I’m curious…am I the exception here?
Would you be o.k. with your spouse training you?