Alrighty guys, let’s be honest. We are all guilty of comparing ourselves to Personal Trainers. We place other trainers on pedestals and we think our lives just don’t live up to theirs. Well, I am here to give you a reality check. Here are 5 things you should know about me…
1. I don’t always have a great workout, heck I sometimes don’t work out at all. I do not have an eternal fountain of motivation inside me. I get lazy. I get tired. I get bored. I skip days. I go to the gym and go through the motions. I consciously have to schedule in workouts in the morning, as I know that by the evening I will have made some work related excuse to not train.
2. I’m not always productive and I do procrastinate. Some days I just want to lay in bed and watch Netflix. Other days I am constantly distracted by social media notifications. I would much rather put on a face mask and scroll Instagram.
3. I eat “unhealthy” food more often than you think, and I don’t always make the most nutritious choice. I love chocolate, bread, cheese, wine… everything. I don’t deprive myself of these things. I try to portion control but sometimes I consume too much of them. I don’t ever feel guilty about it. Life is for living and food is to be enjoyed.
4. Before I was studying to be a personal trainer, I’ve never actually trained in the free weights area in a gym. Now how does that work you ask? I was an avid sports player, I enjoyed playing team sports and athletics and I studied fitness to continue my love for sport, it’s very easy to just go with society’s idea that fitness only means a gym, protein, gains and fat loss. But for me it was much more than that, and I have to remind myself of that regularly! I did not study fitness to work in a gym, it kinda all just worked out that way. But I am happy where I am now. 🙂
(Very old transformation picture)
5. I’m human and I don’t always love my body!! Occasionally my confidence waivers and I have moments of self-doubt. I worry about what people might think, whether I said the right thing or made the wrong decision. I am fearful that I won’t live up to my own expectations. Although I love my body, I am very aware of its flaws. I have cellulite, stretch marks and wobbly bits, but that’s okay!
Being described as “super fit” by colleagues, or told “it’s easy for you because it’s your job”, my job didn’t teach me how to run, that’s me and my passion. A lot of times I get this in my head that everyone is judging me because I’m a trainer I need to be perfect but I assure you that is not the case AT ALL.