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They said it right! You can't be hard on yourself. Start noticing when you mess up and fix it. Lifestyle changes are mental, the exercise is just for fun. This was your time of the year and you had your fun (b-day) now lets get rocking.
3439 days ago
You can't make healthy eating choices or you won't? When you get your head in the game, things work out the way they should, but putting the effort forward is the key.
You have one disadvantage and that seems to be that you're trying to reach your goal alone. That in itself is a hard thing to do, but not impossible. You have to stop and think what you're doing and make the conscious effort to walk away from the junk and find or fix something else to eat.
Yes, we all have bad days, sometimes weeks, so get past it and move on.
You CAN and WILL make a great personal trainer! You CAN and WILL meet your goal! No one said a personal trainer has to be styling a rock-hard body to be good. I've seen one personal trainer who had more cellulite on her thighs than the customer she was working with. To train, the knowledge has to be there. Yes experience helps but not required.
I used to own my own repair shop for vehicles. I could repair them easily, yet I owned a vehicle that leaked oil, needed new brakes, and the engine needed tuning! But, business was always there...and yes, all my customers new my car! Yet they still came because I had the knowledge. I couldn't take care of my own car, but I could take care of theirs.
You had a bad week, so have a better one this week. Get the education you seek as a personal trainer and teach others.
Sorry to fuss at you, but you're smarter than to let this get you down. It's a new week, so make healthy choices!
3439 days ago
Wow, you are really hard on yourself. Taking care of yourself most of the time and occasionally messing up hardly makes you unfit to be a trainer. If anything this whole expienece will make you a better trainer. I have personally worked with 2 different trainers in the past, and the one that helped me the most was the one who had not been in perfect shape her whole life. It was easier to relate to her and she understood what it felt like to try to exercise while carrying extra weight.
I have a friend who has never been fat and she sees a trainer to help push herself. When she says she had a couple hard days at work, he adjusts her workout accordingly. When I say the same thing, I'm told to push through it. I guess because I am fat, I can't be believed to know how I feel. Anyeway, my point is, what you are going through right now will help you help your future clients. Good luck.
3439 days ago
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