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Saturday, August 27, 2011

After reading a comment from a fellow team members who aspires to be a personal trainer...She really got me thinking. I wanna be and do a lot of things in my life, and I have thought about adding being a personal trainer to my list of things I'd like to do.

She stated no one wants a fat personal trainer...I have to agree there, but none of us here plan to be fat and once we lose the weight we will have insight and truly have walked the many miles that our clients are about to walk. Who better then a person who lost tons of weight to inspire another to loose tons of weight.

Walking through malls...I see those kiosk type vendors with diet products. Hmmm...who is selling this product but a good looking young women or man who looks to never have weighed more than 10 lbs over what looks good on their body. Now why the hell would I wanna buy a weight loss product from someone that clearly never used it or needed to? They stand there telling all the miraculous ways this product will get me to my goals quicker...yeah...uh...NO!

There are some truly great trainers out there, but then there are those that don't truly get nor want to understand the life and trials of a always been fat person with this said no I don't wanna go to the gym and see trainers have never dealt with issues that many of us are facing now, but want to tell me they understand what I am going through...Do you really?

It is truly inspirational to me to see the many people on this site alone that have managed to loose a lot of weight and then remain active to support those of us still fighting to get to that level.

All the studying in the world will never allow a person who has for most if not all of their lives always been healthy to truly understand the life, struggles, and triumphs of those who are fighting to be thin for the first time in their life.

I hope this team member reaches for her goals and goes for what she wants...to make a living inspiring other people to reach for their healthy lifestyle goals.
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  • LWALL1
    I think about this topic a lot. I am a graduate nutrition student, and I have lost quite a bit of weight. I still have plenty to lose. I have started working with some people (with someone who is already certified by my side to make sure I am doing it right), and I have noticed during this practice time that people don't seem to mind my weight one bit. I think I would notice, because I am like many overweight folks in that I can usually recognized when someone is judging my weight. Most people just seem like they want someone to give them the information they are wanting in a kind, considerate manner. Good luck to your Spark friend.
    2761 days ago
  • INTHE808
    What a great idea! Becoming a personal trainer, that's going to be amazing. I can't wait to see your dreams come true. I know you will be a great trainer.

    As far as those kiosk people, I've talk to some of them and it's pretty obvious that they are A. never used their product before and B. have never been "big". I am not saying this is the case for all, but the ones that I've interacted with doesn't know what's it's like to struggle with weight. Or how it feels when other people call you fat. It's all about pushing product and making a sell.

    I feel that you aren't judging the kiosk people, but just simple saying that you will not take advice or product from a person who doesn't know how it feels to be big or overweight, which only supports your first statement about being a trainer. I get what you are saying and I agree with it. More power to you!

    I am here to just here to support and not to discourage you on how you feel. Please be honest with your feelings, regardless what people may say. emoticon emoticon
    2762 days ago
    I understand what you are saying. I often look at people who are trying to sell a healthy lifestyle and wonder if they really know what it is like. I have to remind myself sometimes that you can't always tell what someone has had to deal with in their lives.
    I think that if you wanted to be a personal trainer that you would be great at inspiring people and supporting them. You are always so supportive to me and other SP members.
    Whatever you choose to do, I'm sure you will be great.
    2762 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Yes, you never know what another person has gone through. Many a personal trainer have walked in our shoes and now want to share their success with others. That maybe is true for that person in the kiosk also. Have a great weekend. emoticon
    2762 days ago
    I agree with most of what your saying, but I have to point out that you shouldn't judge people by the way they look. I have a very dear friend and co-worker who is just the best person I have ever met, skinny, tall and blonde. I just recently found out that she has struggled with her weight for over 30 years. I'm pretty sure she is around a size 6 now but that has not always been the case. I couldn't believe that someone who "looks" like her would have any idea at what I have been going through my entire life. But you know what, she does. This has taught me to not judge a book by its cover. It's an old saying but so true.

    Sorry I got a little side tracked. I think it is amazing that this fellow team member wants to spread her knowledge and struggles. All the more power to her!

    2763 days ago
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