Friday, November 18, 2011
I was recently faced with something new that I'm SURE I'll be dealing with A LOT whenever I DO become a personal trainer.
I met someone new recently. She's really nice. From what we have talked about, it seems to me that she has never been smaller than her current size nor does she think she can be smaller either. I remember that point in my own life. I never thought I would be smaller than a size 18 jeans. I thought I was meant to be that way for the rest of my life!! I don't know. I was probably in denial most of my life.
Anyway, I was talking to this new person I met and she seemed interested in losing some weight. I gave her some tips. I told her I thought I would never be able to do it. But I took baby steps. This is a lifestyle change. I don't think she quite grasps that yet. OR hasn't in the past. Just talking to her about it was nice but also hard at the same time because I could feel she wasn't interested in hearing about it. So I kept thinking "How are you going to get what you want if you don't' really want it??"
You can't! That's the harsh truth! Sure, you can do all the exercise you want and maybe lose a few pounds while doing that but if your food intake (aka diet) doesn't change too you probably won't get very far and more than likely end up quitting sooner or later. Sad but true.
I face many MANY bumps in my road. My journey is NOT over yet. I don't think my journey will EVER be over to be honest. I will always have new goals I'm sure. :-)
Sure there are days that I eat candy (like last night at the movie theater! hehe) But you know what? I get up on my feet the next day and start all over. It's as easy as that!
I'm sure others wonder "What does she have to worry about? She's tiny!!" But those people don't know what I have gone through to get here. I indulge every now and then and I ENJOY it! Because I don't get to do it all the time.
When I go out to eat I try my absolute BEST to order as healthy as I can. Even at fast food drive thru's! I'm the one always getting something small (as a treat) or a salad for my lunch! Just because it's fast food or a restaurant doesn't mean "Oh what the hey! I'm eating out I might as well order that (insert high calorie, high fat, high sodium food here) meal!! Who cares!?!" I also won't order any appetizers for myself only. Usually when we do get appetizers I only have one piece, enjoy it, then move on.
I have to say I can't wait to start personal training. But I'm sure it will be a huge let down when/if I get someone who DOES want to lose the weight but lacks motivation to change their diet. Or lacks motivation for anything really!
Last night at the movies I realized just how much more energy I have compared to a year ago.
Now a days I can NOT sit still for an entire movie (only at the theater of course) but not at home. I always have to be doing something or I go nuts! I sit at my computer and I lay in bed watching TV before falling asleep but that's usually the only "relaxing, sitting time" I give myself. I can't stand just sitting. I got to be doing something. I don't think I ever used to be this way. I'm 31 but don't feel it! But last night I sure felt old :-) Asking the high school girls next to us if they liked school. he he he! Instead of passing paper notes in class they text each other. wow. Times have changed A LOT!
Ok well I must go shower and do my hair. That's the thing about my new hair. I have to wash it almost every.single.day!!!! It's ok though. I'll get used to it. I hope :-)
btw Breaking Dawn was AMAZING last night!!!!!!