One of the ten healthy lifestyle changes I made this year is working out again after a nearly two year break. Initially I tried not to hire a personal trainer at the beginning. I worked with many personal trainers in the past and I really wanted to motivate myself this time, but in the end, I am ending up working out not intensively enough and I also want to know what I am doing. My employer introduced me to a great personal trainer here in Lugano, which came to train her at home and she let me have her session twice. While he works slightly different than my old personal trainers, he is great and I feel quite motivated throughout his sessions. That is something I struggled with my old personal trainers a lot. I would say ‘I can’t do this!’ a hundred times every session and I would give up far too easily.
I made a new friend here in Lugano and she is training with me two to three times a week. She was placed here through the same recruitment agency as me and as we found out, it’s not the only thing we have in common. We both have PCOS and are going to Las Vegas at the same time this summer. While she isn’t staying as long as I do, we have plenty of time to hit the pool and clubs together. I am really looking forward to it and of course, wearing a bikini and not looking too ridiculous in swimwear is one of the biggest motivations to lose weight.
This month trying to work out with our trainer roughly 10-12 times a month isn’t possible, though, as I am off skiing this Wednesday and then I am off to Germany. I was also ill last week, so the first three weeks of March we can only train once a week with him, which isn’t enough, but I am glad that I have my kettle balls back and I can workout a few times alone in the evening when it’s too late to go out.
Workout with Kettlebells
I like to workout with kettlebells. A kettlebell is a cannonball shaped weight with an attached handle. The main difference between a kettlebell and a standard weight is that the weight of the kettlebell is off center, it makes your core and your grip work a lot harder. If you want to burn fat, you can achieve this in just twenty minutes with the kettlebells. That’s what I love about them. Even if you don’t have much space in your home, kettlebells can be stored in a corner, under your bed or even used as a door stopper. However, if you have never worked out with kettlebells before, please ask someone experienced to get started. Your posture is very important.
I have a workout room in the basement of the house, it’s not a gym, but it has enough space for different exercises, especially when I use kettlebells. I have lost fifteen pound so far since the 9th of January this year when I started and while it could be more, I am quite happy with myself. I can also see that I am getting stronger again. I use the Shred it with Weights by Jillian Michaels at home and I own the 6, 8, 12 and 16kg kettlebells by York.
Have you started a new fitness routine in 2016? Let me know about it!