Monday, 30 May 2016

Fitness Trainer Myths Debunked

As a fitness trainer, I feel I need to debunk a few myths.

Myth #1 - We love working out!  NOT TRUE!  I struggle just like all of you with wanting to stay in my cozy bed, or sitting on the couch watching my favorite show!!  It is a lifestyle, and sometimes I just want to give up.
 
Myth #2 - We work out all the time.  NOT TRUE!  I work a 'regular' job 8 hours during the day and then have personal training or classes 5 days a week.  Add to this the many hours per week that I spend reading and updating my knowledge and finding time to fit in my own workout is often difficult.  I don't 'do' the classes when I run them as I want to ensure that everyone has correct form and technique.  I have discovered that I either need to workout/run at 5am or around 7:30pm.  If I am not diligent about my eating (see next myth), then working out at night is not going to happen...I just don't have the energy.
 
Myth #3 - We eat healthy all the time. HELL NO!  I believe in the 80/20 rule....I try to eat healthy 80% of the time.  Having said that, I don't deprive myself either as I have found that backfires on me.  I love chocolate....like L-O-V-E it...and I eat it!  It's all about balance!!!
Myth #4 - We judge others.  I don't judge others....the choices you make are yours!  However....if you ask me for advice about losing the 'tummy bulge' and then continually post facebook posts about desserts with tons of calories and fat...I will shake my head and roll my eyes.
 
Myth #5 - We just love when you ask us for advice and then ignore what we tell you....NOT!  That's sarcasm.  LOL.  My mom is famous for this one.  She'll listen to her fitness instructor in her own town...but not to me...I'm like "Mom....I do have certification too you know." 
 
So there you have it....we are just ordinary folks...like you...struggling to remain healthy on a daily basis.

1 comment:

  1. I think working a full-time job AND doing personal trainer stuff would be so exhausting, but it would give you a good excuse to workout more often, so that's a plus! Someday I'd like to coach running, but I think I want to get better at it myself, first!

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