Earlier in the week this week I had my first session with my new personal trainer. I totally knew I was in for it when I was 5 minutes late (due to a doctor’s appointment), frantically getting changed in the locker room, and the trainer busted in yelling “Are you Corrie? Come on let’s go I have another session after you!!”. Ooops.
My trainer was notified about my marathon history by the owner of the gym, and while having me jump rope for 5 minutes to warm up had mentioned it was a good sign for me I had run marathons in the past that I should be able to rebuild my endurance back pretty quickly. Considering I wanted to pass out after jumping rope for only a minute, I have my doubts but I trust her nonetheless.
She then had me do the most simple yet kick ass routine I’ve ever done. It took around 20 minutes and I wanted to pass out/throw up/die after.
- 10 Kettlebell Lateral Swings
- 10 Jumping Jacks
- 10 Burpees. I’ve run marathons and have never felt pain like a burpee.
- Jump Rope for 1 minute (trainer let me skip this being I was so out of breath but I have to build up to it during the week)
To complete the routine, after you finish a set, for the next set you drop a rep. So for example, the first set you do 10 of each. The next set 9 of each. Then 8 of each, etc. You continue all the way until you only do 1 of each, and then you’re finished.
The great part about this workout is it only takes 20 minutes and I have no excuse not to fit it into my schedule. The bad part is I wanted to die I was so tired doing it. I was given instructions to do this each workout this week and to email her with my progress so she knows I’m doing it.
Looks like I have my work cut out for me.