Laugh at the title but it’s true. Personal trainers have their own battles and issues they fight. You may come in contact with a trainer and think “they eat well all the time”. I’ve got a news flash- we don’t!
Let’s begin with nutrition. I’m a vegetarian, my husband loves meat, I have a growing toddler, and a picky teenager. I love wine. My husband loves beer. Our refrigerator looks like a smorgasbord. God forbid my husband brings home an apple pie. I eat half of it!
What?! I drink wine and eat sweets! Yep! And it’s Girl Scout Cookie season too. Here’s the problem- I don’t buy this type of food on a regular basis. When I have the opportunity to indulge, I take it. It might be in the house for a week and I might eat whatever it is everyday! Why do I do this? Why can’t I just stop?
Although those thin mints are the best, and you know they are, I tell myself that eating too much will make me lethargic and cause inflammations within the body. I can have these thoughts because I am mindful in my actions. I will though, have those moments of weakness where I’m stressed, indulge, and feel totally disgusting afterward.
What about home cook meals? Pshaw! I’m up at 4:30am Monday through Saturday, work until 2pm, put my mommy hat on from 2:30-6pm, put my dog owner and maid hat on in between, back to work from 6:30-8pm, then get ready for bed. There are times where I might eat just a salad or pasta with olive oil to get something in my stomach before bed. How often does this happen? I might follow this pattern 3 days a week. I’m tired and busy just like the rest. Personal trainers do have “normal” jobs to which multi-tasking is key, overwhelmed with responsibilities not just to clients, but their personal life as well.