As I have mentioned my husband has made an amazing transformation of his body in the past year. I am so proud of him. He has been so sweet and respectful to me, not pushing or making me feel bad about my lack of motivation or recent success. I know without a doubt that he loves me for who I am...it is a good feeling.
I have decided to "hire" him as my own personal trainer. He is so excited to share what he has learned and has worked for him. The day I mentioned that I was ready for him to help me, he went right to work on my program.
It is loosely based on a workout program he has been doing for the last couple of months. It combines strength training, core work and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Obviously, I am in a completely different place from him physically, so my program has been affectionately dubbed "Double Light."
I have completed the first two days. It is challenging, but so far doable. I pretty much have the upper body strength of an infant, so I have some work to do there. The cone drill involved three cones spaced 5 yards apart. I had to run between cones then squat down to touch them. I was ridiculously out of breath after about 3 of my 10. I seriously didn't think I could finish after 5 - I thought I was going to throw up. And that is when a personal trainer comes in handy...he gently yet firmly encouraged (pushed) me. I didn't want to let him down.
As a "reward" I got to watch him do push ups...and now you get to too :) For the record, I am using the "ask for forgiveness later" method of permission to post.
This past weekend we had some relaxing family time. My husband put up my hammock Friday night. Not much beats the view from a hammock.
Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche. I added some leeks to the recipe and ended up using a white cheddar because I couldn't find Gruyere. It was delicious! I am hoping there is asparagus at the market again Saturday because I have enough of everything else to make another quiche this weekend.
Cilantro Jalapeno Limeade. I know it sounds bizarre, but it is our new signature drink. It is very refreshing and has a hint of heat in the back of your throat. I might have to get a juicer because hand juicing 14 limes is quite a task!