don’t train to get in shape
Sounds weird, coming from a fitness coach right?
I’m not saying you shouldn’t….what I am saying is that you need to figure out your goals
My goals and why I train are:
- I want to feel bad ass
- It helps me clear my head
- I love doing Chin Ups
- I LOVE doing Front Squats
- Because muscles (shout out to Neghar Fonooni for that phrase)
- I want to be pain free
- I like to be able to jump up and do whatever my clients want me to do or show them ANY exercise
- I like sculpting my body
The last few weeks were really rough for me.
If you’ve been reading my emails for a bit, you know that I’ve been working on myself
I got away from all the “eat right and work out” stuff because frankly, it works but if you have shit going on, it only works for so long
Anyway, I had a little time over the past few weeks that straight up SUCKED
I felt myself slipping back into old habits
Once I got myself back into my “good” habits
I have a trainer, his name is John
He writes all my workouts and keeps me on track.
It’s freakin’ glorious- I don’t have to write my own workouts and I just go in and do what he says
Three days ago I was getting set up for my upper body workout (had a basketball game later in the evening so it was a double workout day- yikes)
Anyway, on the docket for the day was 30 chin ups (I could do them in any variation of reps, as long as they got done)
How many times have you heard this?
“just think positive”
“mind over matter”
Blah, blah, blah….
All of that may work as a short term boost to your mental, but what about making REAL changes?
I used to have crazy amounts of anxiety
(I guess it never goes away, but you figure out ways to channel it and manage it)
Two nights ago I went with 5 friends to Foxwoods-
We spent the day at the spa (got an awesome facial) and then went to dinner at the best steak house there
We got to talking about how eating is not all “black and white”
Meaning there is no “good” and “bad” food- it’s all how you choose to set yourself up
(the reason we were talking about this is because one of my besties is working on that very thing)
“That thing” is when you say, I ate well so therefore I AM good