A Valentine For You, My Love.

Workin' Out

Tomorrow is Valentine’s day.

Normally people expect flowers and chocolate and maybe dinner and a movie date. I expect my husband to do a workout with me. Flowers, though they are beautiful, they die. And chocolate, I love, but don’t eat it enough to want a huge box of it within reach. Working out together not only gives us time to challenge ourselves together, but also encourage each other, as well as laugh and be goofy. (which we haven’t been doing enough lately)

The goal for this workout was to use no equipment, and only each other as resistance. I had brainstormed an assortment of exercises to try, and for the most part, only a small handful were successful and actually became a part of our workout. Javin is nearly a foot taller than I am, so that played a big part in whether or not we could make some of the exercises work.

We had just finished a 3 mile trail run, so that was our warmup. (and a good portion of our workout as well! Trail runs are challenging!) After playing around and testing out exercises our workout plan came to this:

1. I squat + Javin pushups

2. Javin wall sits + I pushup + Javin presses

3. Double over burpee

4. Double dips

We did 3 sets of everything. These exercises were more challenging than we expected. Maybe because of being so unstable and off balance. My core is sore today, and though it wasn’t directly used, I know it got worked.

(video via Instagram)

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Happy Valentine’s Day Javin, I am so thankful to have you in my life. What a lucky girl I am. All my love.

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