Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Confessions of a Personal Trainer

I just think it's fair you know that your personal trainer probably isn't so perfect as you might think!   Actually not even close!  I'm sure a few people have overheard me saying one of my favorite "Avoiding Responsibility" Sayings, "Do as I say, not as I do!"  I thought it would be good to have a little Confession Session especially this time of year when the temptations are so high and no one's really perfect!

Confession #1 I don't workout on Holidays...
YEP, I pretty much like to be a bit lazy and just enjoy my family for that one day.  I've had good intentions of at least going for a walk after Thanksgiving Dinner but that has only happened twice in the last 10 years!   If you get up and go for a run or do a HIIT workout before everyone in your house gets up, before the hustle and bustle begins, good for you! Way to GO!  For me that sounds great, but I just don't do it!

Confession #2 I usually eat pie at least twice during the Holidays.  
I eat clean about 80% of the time but I have never deprived myself of everything during the holidays.  Knowing my body, I know that I will probably gain a few pounds that week just for that small slice of pie and half a cup of greenbean casserole, but I don't care!  Well, I do care, but I also want to enjoy life and depriving myself of life's little goodies isn't on my ToDo list!

Confession #3 I once ate a whole bag of Holiday Dark Chocolate Peppermint Candy Covered Thin Pretzels!

  Not sure if it was last year or two years ago, but I remember stopping at Safeway and I saw these little Pepperidge Farm treats on an end cap just gleaming at me! I thought I would get them and just have a few... Big Oops!  I seriously ate the whole bag on the way home that night!  Needless to say, when I saw these treats this year I literally slapped my hand as I walked by them,,, and (lucky for my waist line) kept on walking!

Well, I'm sure there are more confessions but I better stop because I'm a personal trainer and I'm supposed to be a good role model... haha!   DO as I Say NOT as I DO! Right??
I'm not perfect, no one is!
When you're not perfect, don't sweat it... just enjoy a little in moderation and move on, but Don't give up!  Living the healthy lifestyle is for the rest of your life!

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