The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Arms Of Steel

The crazy weekend after Thanksgiving is over.

The weekend that I refer to as "The Christmas Kickoff".

Fun Fact:  I have worked the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving every year since I was SIXTEEN!  Even when I worked for the bank, I still had a part time job in retail. 

I do NOT know what I would do with myself if I didn't have to work. 

It is just part of celebrating the holidays for me. 

This year will be a little different, though.  Being on the other side of town and outside of the mall will bring less traffic, less hectic-ness, and less exhaustion at the end of the day.

Which means more time for working out.  Especially since I am planning to run a 10K in February.  I MUST get my self in top running shape.

Enter my (on again - off again) personal trainer...

Kev refused to be photographed and jumped out of sight.... we had been working in the yard and he wasn't dressed appropriately for a fitness expert.  :)

If you look closely, though, you can see his hands waving behind my shoulders.

Kev is very very knowledgeable about everything fitness... but due to our busy schedules, we don't have a lot of time to workout together.  Which is why I mainly go to the gym.

I'm trying to schedule him in at least one day per week though.  For as long as he can handle it.

Training me is no easy task, my friends.  No easy task at all.

But I have determination.  And I always try my very best.

And Kev knows how to push me to my limits.

We focused on arms, back, and shoulders.
And it didn't stop there.

Because Kev gave me my birthday gift a little early...

My own personal boxing set up!!  So, I can recreate my boxing workouts from the gym.

He has been hiding it in the garage for a week. 

And I didn't even spoil the surprise! 

I.AM.THRILLED!!  Especially since my boxing lessons are over.  Now I don't have to wait for another Groupon.  I can just train at home.
We have a little bit of rearranging to do.  But ultimately it is PERFECT!

My arms are officially jelly.

Not too bad of a way to start my birthday week!  I'm looking forward to a week full of fun, food, and fitness. 

I am going to do every thing I can this year to give my thirties an amazing send off!

1 comment:

  1. Yikes!! That is a humdinger of a birthday gift! I hope that your week is special, also! How could you be starting your last year of the 30's when your mom is so young!! Ha!! Love, mom