No, this isn’t a post about Tiger Woods.
Three weeks before baby #3 was born, my husband decided to sign up with a personal trainer. First, a little background. My husband has always HATED all forms of exercise. He never liked coming to my spinning classes and refused all of my attempts to personal train him myself. So I was a little shocked when he just went out and signed up (at the gym that I wanted to join) to meet with a personal trainer three times per week.
Here are 10 emotions/thoughts that immediately went through my head, in no particular order:
Thought #1: “You JERK! I am HUGELY pregnant and you decide that NOW is the time you want to make a life change? Thanks for rubbing it in my face that I cannot exercise right now.”
Thought #2: “Your timing absolutely sucks. We are about to have another child and you are going to spend even more time out of the house? How about offering to stay home a bit more and help me out?”
Thought #3: “I am very proud of you. Finally you are putting your health first and I look forward to seeing the results!”
Thought #4: “If you dare to complain to me that you are tired, sore, or injured I might have to kill you.”
Thought #5: “Please tell me more about the jump squats, push ups, and intervals you are doing with your trainer. I’d love to hear more about it. At the same time, why don’t you tell me how great it feels to sleep all night long?!” (yes, this is sarcasm!)
Thought #6: “Honestly, I love to hear about all the fun things you are doing with your trainer. I hope he makes you do more intervals on the treadmill because I think you need more cardio and less strength training right now”
Thought #7: “I really hope you stick with this because you will FEEL so much better and have so much more energy! Go husband!”
Thought #8: “I really hope that Santa brings me some personal training sessions and more importantly, some childcare, so I can actually go!”
Thought #9: “Please do not start talking about what “your trainer says…”. I’m pretty sure I’ve said those same things to you over the past ten years and you haven’t listened!”
Thought #10: “I really hope that someday we can run a race together. Just don’t run faster than me! 🙂