My wife has asked me to be her personal trainer.  This is going to be awesome.  She says I am in charge of when and what she eats, how often she works out, etc.  I will be doing a resistance training session with her tonight.

This could be really good or really bad.  I am hoping for the former.  I am so psyched, I have to go and get a workout ready for her.

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  1. Chrissy says:

    Wow! Congrats on all your fitness achievements! That’s excellent! Having a spouse/partner to workout with and get fit with is also a great thing! It can be fun to workout together sometimes! When I was in my 20s I was living with my then boyfriend. We worked out at the gym together and ate healthy together. The only thing is that after a month or two of him pushing me hard (I know he wanted to give me a workout challenge), I was ready to wring his neck! LOL!

    Your blog is wonderful. Thank you for popping by my blog 🙂 To answer your question, Manitoulin Island is a small island, located in the middle of the Great Lakes. We’re in Ontario, Canada and we are the largest fresh water island in the world and we also have the largest fresh water lake on a fresh water island…and the largest sand beach on a fresh water island in a fresh water lake! LOL! *phew* That was a mouthful!

  2. Cherry says:

    My friend asked me to become her personal trainer also but it turned out bad since I got mad when she always complained yet still whined that she need to lose weight. I guess I am not much into teaching and leading people, hope it turns out okay there!

  3. Chrissy, my wife and I honeymooned on an island (gosh I can’t remember the name) in one of the great lakes. Gosh, my wife would kill me if she knew I couldn’t remember the name.

    Okay, I asked her, it was Kelly’s island. Ever heard of it?

  4. code says:

    hey, sorry it’s been awhile. Glad to hear your wife wants to work out as well. It will be nice to have a partner to exercise with. Makes the time go by faster.

  5. Kevin Scott says:

    It was nice knowin’ ya Tranny.

  6. Neil says:

    Good for you both! Don’t charge her too much.

  7. “It was nice knowin’ ya Tranny.”

    Let’s hope not…lol. I hope to make it through this alive.

  8. Brooke says:

    Good luck to you! Hopefully, she won’t get really, really pissed at you when you tell her no chocolate! 😉

  9. If we did that we’d be divorced. Best of luck.

  10. Joseph says:

    She says I am in charge of when and what she eats, how often she works out, etc. I will be doing a resistance training session with her tonight.

    LOL! There are not enough roses and chocolate in the world to get you out of what you are about to embark on! Your notion of “resistance training” may be far different than hers when it is all said and done!

    All kidding aside, best wishes to you and your wife. She is certainly in good, loving, capable hands. I’m sure that in the process you two will get more out of it than just physical fitness. My wife is a nurse and a former Division I college basketball player and she has been a source of encouragement. When I first started I brought her to the hospital gym to have her show me what I should begin with, etc. I always give her a report of my workouts, and ask for recommendations and other exercises. On the other hand, when I was recovering from knee surgery a year ago she was far more demanding than my physical therapist. We still laugh about those times. I love her!
    Update: Weighed in at 217.7 this morning. If I reach my target of 215 by Saturday, it will be three consecutive months of losing 10lbs/mo. Regimen is elliptical 45-50minutes six days/week with resistance training (I assume this term may apply to circuit weights?) every other day. My resistance training has been spotty and look to improve in that area. I would also like to incorporate more calesthenics (sp!) – ala some of the exercises you listed in TT1&2 either q am or pm. My am is usually for bible reading/devotion before work (~6:00); my pm is either wife time (after tucking in our four) or reading/studying. BTW, I usually workout at the hospital before heading home in the evenings. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated!

    Respectfully,
    Joseph

  11. Kevin Scott says:

    My Redhead gave me a choice: I could dictate to her when she could eat, sleep and workout; or I could dictate to her when we have sex. Guess which one I chose?

  12. “Update: Weighed in at 217.7 this morning. If I reach my target of 215 by Saturday, it will be three consecutive months of losing 10lbs/mo.”

    CONGRATS! The hard work is well worth it, isn’t it? I have found that looking back I don’t regret it at all.

  13. “My Redhead gave me a choice: I could dictate to her when she could eat, sleep and workout; or I could dictate to her when we have sex. Guess which one I chose?”

    I didn’t have to choose. 😉

  14. faithwalk says:

    I’ll be praying for you brother… good luck! ( you’re going to need it) 😉
    Wait a minute, I never say good luck. hmmm… this could be serious indeed. May the Lord bless your efforts JK! 😀

  15. lifelemons says:

    That is so cool! Hopefully it will turn out well and will be something you can enjoy together!

  16. Alan says:

    In my own personal experience I would not recommend you being a personal trainer for your wife.

    It is nice to be asked and it shows a lot of respect. In return for the same respect you might want to respect her by being the loving and supportive partner that God placed in your marriage and not her trainer.

    It is a wonderful to work together towards a goal of better health; however this can result in situations where it could feel to her that you might be too tough and she can end up feeling left out of your love and support. Even trainers want to support their trainees, however it is not the same as the love of a spouse.

    Be careful of placing an adult-child (boss-worker) relationship into your marriage with each other. The best relationship and training I would recommend is a joint program where you workout together and not direct or control each other. Propose to her that you will work out with her but not over her as a trainer.

    It is difficult to put in words, but if you do assume the role just be careful not to mix up your love for her and your role as a trainer. There will be times even during her training when she will want her husband there and not her trainer. This is where the two roles can find themselves at odds.

    Best Wishes – Alan

  17. Thanks for the comments Alan. I will keep that in mind. I will try make it so she ends up training herself and doesn’t even realize it.

  18. krislinatin says:

    You are walking a mighty skinny shaky breezy rope bridge my friend.
    Have fun and if it doesnt work out, let it roll off your back like water on a duck…..:)
    Personally i can’t get my hubby to do anything healthy…but, of course , he didnt ask me for help like your wife did.
    kristina

  19. I think it is only fair, she MAKES me eat salad.

  20. Alan says:

    ROTFL – Really!

    Mind Power and Salads 😉 … sounds like a bunch of fun.

    Good Luck you two 🙂

    Friend in Health,
    – Alan

  21. I can’t tell you how much you crack me up sometimes! 🙂

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