I know you’re used to the “look at me, I’m awesome” posts that you see on most social media outlets. When you work as a trainer in the fitness industry, MOST people think you workout and eat great all the time and our life is perfect. Why wouldn’t you think that? It’s in front of you everyday when you scroll down your timelines. 95% of the time, I’m pretty darn good at staying the course as well. My meal prep and training sessions are usually not an issue. Then May happened and my life got EXTREMELY CRAZY.
To say the last 7 -8 months have been crazy is an understatement. Recently when I was venting my frustrations to Ryan, he pointed out that in the last year I planned and executed just about my entire wedding myself, switched jobs, completed my level 2 kettlebell certification while also finishing my nutrition certification. Oh yeah, did I mention that we opened First Capital Gym during all this. Supplier issues. Delivery issues. Snow on the day we were supposed to get our turf & flooring done. Everything you can think happened. I’m super proud of all of those accomplishments, but with that also came a lot of sacrifices as well. During this time, my nutrition, training, and health took a backseat. Weight gain, feeling lethargic and depressed were just some of the issues I was experiencing.
I knew I needed to take back control. I began with food journaling again. When you have to take the time to literally write down or log into your phone every single bite you’re eating, it takes you to a different level of accountability. It can be almost shocking to realize how much un-necessary snacking you’re doing healthy or otherwise- it’s still calories in. I also slowed down, put down my devices, and eliminated all distractions during meals.
The next thing I did was ask Ryan to program for me. I don’t want to think about my training sessions. I simply want to know that there is a plan in place and that I just have to complete it.
With-in one week I’m already feeling better. I have more energy, my mind feels sharper, I’m sleeping better, and my lifts during training are all feeling lighter.
At the end of the day, we are all human. Stress is inevitable. There are going to be things that come up that are unavoidable. It’s important that we forgive ourselves, dust off the knees and get back on the horse.
Now let me ask you a question. Are you getting in your training, but feel like you’re missing a puzzle piece? Like perhaps your nutrition habits need a little fine tuning? If so, I’m working on a brand new nutrition program perhaps you would like to be a part of??? If so, reach out! Let’s do this together!
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