Happy Friday, friends! Always nice to see another Friday, but besides the weekend approaching, I’m always grateful to see another sunrise as it reminds me of God’s faithfulness.
Thanks for your comments on my last post about “the why…” I’m grateful to be able to think out loud on the blog. But today I’d like to take a cue from my girl Kindal and her post yesterday, going a little lighter, as it reminded me of posts that I’ve done in the past:
Confessions of a Personal Trainer
Without further adieu, I’ve got some things to confess this week…starting with:
I’ve had candy 3 nights this week. Yep! It’s crazy but true. Our general manager bought a 5 lb bag of dino-sours and brought them to the office…and I LOVE candy and gummies! I walked by it safely for a while and eventually found a few of those dinos in my pocket before a client. Whoops! Then we had a trip to Walmart for a few things and I just COULD not pass up a $1 bag of gummy bears (you feelin’ me, Janae?!). And then I got home last night to an at-home date night, where Mikey made dinner, had my slippers waiting for me and had set up a movie for us later – complete with my favorite gummies, WineGums. Well…I couldn’t exactly say no! 😉 I’m candy-ed out for a bit!
My second confession? I’m so.slow at stairs. I can train hard, have no problem getting my workouts in, and I’m very internally motivated, but at the end of the day, I DRAG up the stairs to our apartment. Mikey always beats me up (and down, but he’s freakishly fast down stairs) even on days I’m rested and haven’t worked out. 😉 I did, however, manage to get some stairs in on my way to work today… #wycwyc
I filmed it as a way to check in with a community online – and now you can too! Check out the new hashtag, #ffcheckin, via FitFluential (with whom I’m an ambassador) and check in daily with how you’re feeling, if you’re needing motivation, if you put down the gummies (BONNIE!) or killed your workout. …I hope I see you online!
My third confession today has to do with food too (doesn’t it often?). I told a few of my clients I’d be on a “clean eating plan” with them to support them, but when one husband and wife told me they weren’t following it strictly (which we talked about, and which was okay!) and another client was gone skiing and her food wouldn’t be quite the same, I’ve not really worried about it too much… Meaning I’ve chosen to have wine one night and really couldn’t say no when Mikey had some wine for our date night.
You know what my last confession is? I’m not guilty about any of the above confessions! I’m not guilty about the gummies (although I know that much refined sugar does me no good), I enjoyed the 2 glasses of wine I’ve had this week and didn’t go back for more and the stairs will come. Guilt isn’t worth it. I’m reminded of this post (and image) from Neghar:
Do I need to be mindful? To eat intuitively and practice self-control? Yes! Not being guilty doesn’t mean that you eat whatever you want and find a way to justify it. My choices are mindful, despite them not always being the best. But I rocked my workouts this week, still ate my veggies, kept up with my water and won’t go nuts on the weekend. Like life, finding balance in my health and fitness journey is such a process. I’m slowly learning to love and accept myself first and remind myself that beating myself up for nothing will never help.
…got any confessions to share?! Hope you guys have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the other side! Live well & be well,