I am a personal trainer. I enjoy sweating my booty off and being completely dead after a workout. I love helping others achieve their goals and make lifestyle changes. I give them healthy options for meal plans and encourage a well balanced life. BUT….. I ate my bodyweight in Halloween Candy this weekend. That’s right folks us personal trainers have weaknesses too and don’t always live up to what we just explained to you earlier that day. This hasn’t been the first time I have overindulged in candy but it has been the first time I haven’t cared.
In the past, if I had eaten even a few pieces of candy I would have mulled it over for a day and would have sworn on my life that I could already see the added pounds. It would get so bad that my hips would start to look like giant snickers bars on either side. So…over the course of the following week I would promise to add on extra cardio because I knew that was the answer. Doing endless amounts of cardio is always the answer to a perfect body right…..UGH WRONG! LIFT WEIGHTS LADIES (but lets save this one for another day)
Anyways….over the course of my candy outbreak I came to a few realizations. One was that I didn’t care so much because I had truly enjoyed my indulgence but I also knew my body well enough by now. Yes, it will derail some of the progress I have made in the past few months but that is alright because I know how hard I need to work and I know it is possible to where I want to be. I am also much more secure with my body image than I have been years past and am actually happy with the weight that I have put on because I know its muscle and I feel stronger than ever! The second thing I realized was how much I enjoy eating healthy and clean foods because they don’t cause breakouts, upset stomachs, or bloating. Needless to say I crashed and burned after my sugar high.
From all of this I have decided to start a new diet high in sugar, low in protein, and endless amounts of cardio…just kidding that is not at all what I am trying to say from this experience. If you take anything out of this post please do not think I am encouraging junk food eating as long as you feel fine afterwards . I am simply saying we are all humans and we all have weaknesses but as long as we are able to put the candy bar down and choose a healthier option after the fact then you are right on track. Oh and PLEASE do not beat yourself up over it because that will not solve anything in the end or bring you closer to achieving your goal. It’s what you do after the fact that is important!