THE WHEELS ARE OFF – AND HOW I INTEND TO FIX THEM!
It’s almost 12 months ago to the date that my body was in it’s best shape it had ever been. I had knuckled down and committed myself to a goal – and I damned well got it.
Was it easy – NO (but it wasn’t unattainable to the ‘normal’ person.)
Did it take some form of planning – YES (but the planning kept me on track)
Did it make me feel great – HELL YES!
Did I learn a lot about myself – YEP (more than I ever thought possible)
Did I LOVE my body and how I felt fuelling it with amazing healthy food every day – ABOSOLUTELY
Did I let ‘life’ take over and make me lose focus – REGRETTABLY, YES.
Not long after I got my body to where I felt comfortable in my own skin, my family went on a trip of a lifetime; a month-long overseas trip to the U.S., where I quite literally ate my way through various states of America. In my head, I think I was justifying the copious amounts of food by telling myself that the short period of time would not undo the work I had put in. How wrong I was. In that short space of time I gained over 4kgs of body fat and felt downright hideous. I instantly embarked on another ‘plan’ to rid myself of the weight, but day after day I found myself self-sabotaging my efforts.
A few weeks after I returned from holidays, I bought the gym. This would have to be the biggest life changing event if my adult life (not including the birth of my 2 beautiful kids), and since this venture, I have been using the all to common excuses I hear from most of my clients.
I don’t have time
I don’t look that bad
I’ll workout this afternoon
Just one more bite won’t kill me
But the kids just have so much on after school, making dinner is impossible!
Yep, I was just like you have been in at least one (or all) stages of your life. Deep down, you know the excuses you are making for not eating well, or getting in shape is just that, an excuse. The reasoning behind it – I’m not quite sure, but I can tell you one thing, the amount of effort involved in changing your life just a little so you can plan your meals and make time for a workout sure outweighs not liking how you feel in your own skin.
Yesterday I stepped on the scales and I can sadly say that I am the heaviest I have been as a Personal Trainer, and I’m not proud of it. I have gained over 6kg of body fat this past year! Day after day I impart the knowledge that I know myself to others about portion control, moderation, saying no, moving more, being accountable and making choices you can be proud of. Lately I have been feeling a little hypocritical as I stand there and tell people to have one square of chocolate, while I know that I ate the whole goddam Lindt bunny the night before!
This blog is not only letting you guys know that I am not only human, but I make terrible choices that I’m not happy about on most days. I am hard on myself, because I feel I have a standard to uphold to make sure all my ladies can see the benefits of good food and exercise will mean to them. I highly believe in the saying ‘practice what you preach’, and I’m not practicing much at all right now.
From this day – I am being accountable to YOU!
I will be tracking my progress for the next few months and posting my progress shots regularly, taking you on the journey with me. I know I can do this, I know it will make me feel amazing, and I know I have you all in my team, because that’s what team RST do for each other.